When you donate your car to charity, you will be free from a lot of things. You will be free from the hassle of having to dicker with the car dealer over the trade in amount of your car. According to most popular car buying guides, not having a trade in will free you up to negotiate a much better sale price on the purchase of a new car or quality used car.
You will be free of the cost of having to advertise your car for sale in the local paper or on the internet. You will be free in any of the costs involved in repairing your car to make it easier to sell it to a private party. Most charities will be glad to allow you to donate car that needs a lot of work, does not run, or has a lot of rust.
You will be free of the terrible inconvenience and risks associated with having to wait for strangers come to your home to look at your car. You will be free of the aggravation of having those prospective buyers offer you a low ball amount for your car. Since you will not have to wait for prospective buyers to call or come over, you will have a lot more free time to do other more important things.
If your car is in really in bad shape and does not run, you will be free from the cost of having a junk yard come to haul it away. You can donate your car to most charities even if the car is junk. The call to the charity is another thing that is free to you. Once you have everything coordinated with the charity you decide to donate car to, they will dispatch a tow truck to come to your home to pick up the car. The pickup of your car is another thing that is free for you.
Once your car is picked up, you will have a lot more free space in your garage or driveway. You will also be free of any more fees for car insurance, registration, inspection, licensing fees, etc. In fact, you may be due a rebate on some of the fees you have already paid.
When you donate car to charity, you will receive a free tax deduction on your itemized federal income taxes. In most cases, the amount of your tax deduction will be the amount the charity is able to sell your donated car for or $500, whichever is greater. The charity will indicate that amount in the tax paperwork they send you. That paperwork will, of course, be free.
When you donate car to charity, the charity has the freedom to use your donated car to their benefit. They can use it for their purposes, give it to someone who needs it, sell it at a greatly reduced price or sell it as it is.
Finally, the best free thing is the wonderful feeling you will get knowing that your car donation will be used to help support a very worthy cause.