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Can You Donate a Car That Does Not Run?

Yes, absolutely. If your car has seen better days or won’t come back to life, scrapping it and donating it to charity is a great option.

You can donate a car that no longer runs to charity, even if it cannot be repaired. There’s still money to be made from a car that no longer runs and, thanks to the scrap and salvage process, the charities we work with will be able to do great work with the value of a non-working vehicle.

What happens when you donate your car to a charity?

If your car no longer runs and you decide to scrap it and donate to charity through our Donate a Car Scheme, the price you will be quoted for your vehicle will depend on the category it is placed in.

For example, here at Scrap Car Comparison we use two different categories (scrap vehicles and salvage vehicles) to determine the price you are quoted for donating your car. This will also determine what will happen to your car too!

Donated scrap vehicles

Vehicles which are severely damaged or over ten years old fall into this category.

When donated through us, all scrap cars are taken to an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) where they are dismantled into parts and materials. The ATFs we work with will typically recycle at least 95 percent of your scrap car’s weight. From this the scrap price is worked out and you can choose to donate all or some of the proceeds to your chosen charity.

Donated salvage vehicles

Vehicles which are too good to scrap fall under this category and are broken down and used for reusable parts. Salvage vehicles tend to be higher value and the amount you will get for a salvage vehicle will depend on the condition and age of your car. At this stage you can then choose how much you wish to donate!

Once you have accepted the quote for your vehicle you can then decide whether you want to donate some, or all of your funds to charity. The buyer will contact you to arrange collection, free of charge, on a date suitable to you. We feature a chosen charity partner each month here at Scrap Car Comparison, but you can choose to donate to any of our current charities

Scrap Car Comparison’s Donate a Car scheme

So, if you’re looking to dispose of that old car that’s been standing still on your driveway or parked up in your garage for as long as you can remember, why not turn it into funds for a great cause?

Our amazing scheme allows you to get rid of any unwanted vehicle through making a charitable donation, which will significantly improve the lives of others. To register your car through our donate a car scheme, all you will need to do is fill out our quote form online or call us on 03333 449950 to get the ball rolling!

You will then be provided with a series of quotes from our trusted providers, allowing you to decide whether you want to donate all or a percentage of your funds to your chosen charity.

Why choose Scrap Car Comparison to donate your vehicle?

At Scrap Car Comparison, we work with vetted and professional scrap and salvage buyers who have all been checked for their customer satisfaction ratings. Our aim to ensure that the process is as easy and hassle free as possible from the moment you decide to donate your car.

Our quotes are guaranteed prices with no hidden charges, and our professional buyers will also collect your vehicle free of charge, regardless of the condition! To find out how more about donating your car, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly, helpful and professional team is always on hand to answer any of your questions.

Still not sure? Take a look at some amazing reasons to donate a car and our donating a car frequently asked questions for even more information.

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