Frequently Asked Questions
What Can I Donate?
You can donate your car, truck, van, RV, trailer, motorcycle, boat, or personal watercraft. We might even accept your scooter, golf cart, forklift and riding lawn mower. Really! If it has wheels and a motor, or is designed to be towed, give us a call. We are currently accepting over 90% of the vehicles offered; we accept vehicles the “other guys” turn down.
How Do I Donate?
Simply complete the online donation form, or call us toll free at 1-888-686-4483. Our local number is (925) 229-5444
What Paperwork is Necessary?
You will need the title to the vehicle, and we will mail to you the DMV forms necessary and your donation receipt before we pick up your vehicle.
Do I Need To Go To DMV?
No, we handle that for you.
What If I Don’t Have The Title (The Pink Slip)?
We still may be able to accept your vehicle. Please call our office at 1-888-686-4483 (or 925-229-5444) to discuss your particular situation.
Does My Vehicle Have To Be Running?
Not necessarily. We do accept vehicles that are not currently running.
My Vehicle Was In An Accident; Will You Still Take It?
Yes, we sometimes do take vehicles that have been in an accident.
Does My Car Have To Be Currently Registered?
No. However, its last State of registration needs to be California. We also accept vehicles on “Non Op” with DMV.
When Will You Pick Up My Vehicle?
The towing company will contact you by the third business day after we accept your vehicle. They will schedule with you. Let us know if you need a “rush” pick up, so we can work with you.
What Happens To My Vehicle After You Pick It Up?
Your vehicle will be sold. We do not “part” them out. We use a variety of ways- “retail,” wholesale, consignment, on the Internet via craigslist and eBay, using one of the largest vehicle auction companies in the country and their world wide online auction, and local auction yards.
How Much Can I Write Off On My Taxes?
Click to go to our Tax Deduction page for a detailed answer to your question.
Car Donation Services, Inc
4971 Pacheco Blvd
Martinez, CA, 94553-4324