Donate a Vehicle
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of donating my vehicle?
In addition to continuing to support great programs, it will reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. Plus you avoid the costs associated with selling your car. No need to pay for advertising, no loss of privacy and possible security risk, and no need to pay for vehicle registration, insurance, and repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer.
Does my car have to be running to donate it?
Do you accept vehicles other than cars?
Many types of motor vehicles are accepted including boats, motorcycles, trucks, and cars. If you are uncertain as to whether or not your vehicle is eligible, please contact the vehicle donation program toll free at 1-877-700-LOFT (1-877-700-5638).
How long will it take to pick up my vehicle?
We make donating your car as simple and convenient as possible. A tow company will contact you within two to three business days.
Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pick-up?
What paperwork do I need?
The only paperwork needed is a signed, clear title. Please have your title ready when you call-in your donation.
Do I need a smog certificate in order to donate my car?
For states that require smog certificates or safety inspections, you may donate your vehicle without these documents.
What if I receive legal notices?
In the rare event that you receive any notification of a lien sale, DMV actions or other activity related to your donated vehicle, please contact us at 1-877-700-LOFT (1-877-700-5638) immediately for assistance.
Does The Loft Cinema handle everything for me?
The Loft Cinema is partnered with a company called CARS (Charitable Auto Resources, Inc.) based in San Diego, California. The Loft Cinema and CARS have a contractual agreement to process all vehicle donations. CARS is owned and operated by a non–profit social service agency that works with many other non-profit organizations across the country in outsourcing their vehicle donation program.
What sort of tax deduction do I get?
Please call our representative at 1-877-700-LOFT for more information. There are different kinds of documentation depending on the sale of your vehicle. We also strongly encourage that you consult with your tax advisor.