What Will Happen To My Donated Vehicle? (And Other FAQs)
If your car or vehicle runs, the animal charity or rescue shelter might be able to use it in its work, transporting animals to the vet and other places they need to go. It is worth contacting the charity before you donate it, to see if they could make use of it in their work.
If you donate your vehicle through a vehicle donation scheme, the donated vehicle is picked up at a time convenient to you, and taken away completely free.
The following FAQ answers are a sample based on the Give A Car vehicle donation service. Other services may operate differently.
What will happen to my donated vehicle?
It will either be sold at auction, as a whole or for parts, and if not, it will be sold for scrap value, where it will be recycled. We choose whatever will maximise the returned amount. You will be informed of what will happen to your vehicle. Read more here.
Will you be told how much your vehicle has raised For the charity?
The amount will be stated on a receipt which the vehicle donation scheme will send you. You should also receive a receipt from your chosen charity.
How long before my vehicle is collected?
It is usually collected within three days. In rare cases it can take up to ten days. We will have a collection agent call you in order to arrange a pick-up date and time to suit you.
Do I have to be there when my car is collected?
The registered owner of the vehicle does not need to be there, but someone should be present to deal with the vehicle documentation (the V5c). If there is no V5c document with the car and the car is sold by auction, £25 is deducted by the auction off the amount raised.
Do you cover all the UK?
The vast majority of it. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee collection from any off shore islands. If you call us on 0207 736 4242 and let us know your postcode, we’ll see what we can do. There are a few areas where the costs of collection exceed the value of scrap vehicles. We will notify you if this applies to your area when you call, and hopefully we can recommend an alternative.
In what circumstances can I donate an abandoned vehicle?
If you are a property management company, and are willing to sign the right documents, we will be able to collect the abandoned vehicle. If you are a member of the public wanting an abandoned vehicle removed, there are a few steps you need to take, explained here, before contacting Giveacar.
What does Give A Car get out of doing this?
We charge an admin fee of 25% plus 5% VAT of the car’s profit. This enables us to keep running and raising money for charity.
View the whole FAQs section for GiveACar, here.
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