What can you do with your old car. Often the car can be sold to the car dealer where you are purchasing a new(er) car as part payment towards the new purchase.
You can also sell your old car as a private seller using one of the many used car websites such as Autotrader.
Donate a Car to Charity
Another option is to donate your used car to charity. There are several charities that will make arrangements to pick-up your car and then sell the car at a car auction. Charitable donations are tax deductable so you can claim a deduction on your annual tax return if you donate a car to charity.
American Children's Cancer Association (ACCA)
The American Children's Cancer Association has been accepting car, truck (and every other vehicle type) donations, for over 15 years. ACCA uses the proceeds to help kids with cancer (and their families) find, and pay for, the safest and most effective treatments. They offer a $200 VISA Gift Card, and a vacation voucher, as thank-you gifts for your donation.
For more information: http://give2kids.com/donate-your-car-nj.htm
Cars to Cure Breast Cancer accept donations of cars, trucks, RVs, Motorbikes or Boats and use the proceeds from the resale of the vehicle to fund charitable work by The Breat Cancer Research Foundation.
If you would like to donate you vehicle either call (855) 450-2873 or complete the online form on the Cars to Cure Breast Cancer website. Donations are tax deductable.
Goodwill accept donations of cars, trucks, RVs, Motorbikes, campers, airplanes, jet skis, motorhomes, riding lawn mowers or boats and use the proceeds from the resale of the vehicle to fund charitable work by Goodwill that provides job training, life skills for individuals that need some help getting into employment.
If you would like to donate you vehicle either call (866) 492-2770 or complete the online form on the Goodwill car donations website. All donations are tax deductable.
You can donate your car to Vehicles for Veterans to fund programs that help disabled veterans who served our country and deserve our gratitude and support.
It is very easy to donate. The will arrange pick-up of your vehicle for you. All you need to do is call 1-866-920-1917 or complete the online form on the Vehicles for Veterans website. All donations are tax deductable.
Wheels for Wishes accept donations of cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs or boats. They will accept most vehicles whether they are running or not. The proceeds from the resale of the vehicle are used to fund Make a Wish, New Jersey, which makes wishes come true for terminally ill children in our state.
For more information on how to donate your vehicle, see the Wheels for Wishes website or call (877) 712-9474.
All donations are tax deductable based upon the amount raised from the resale of the vehicle.