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How to Find Donated Cars for Sale?

by Jennifer Zimmerman

There are a number of advantages to buying a donated car. Donated cars are reasonably priced and have usually been examined thoroughly for problems. But not only are you saving money by buying a donated car, you are also helping a charity. Charities rely on car buyers to help them support their good works. So buying a donated car helps you and the charity. And it's no more difficult than heading down to the local car dealership.

Buying A Donated Car

Step 1

Ask your local church. Churches often take cars as donations, so they should know when the local car auction with their donations is taking place.

Step 2

Visit This site works with many charities to accept and then sell donated cars. Use the program locator to find a sale near you.

Try for the chance to participate in an auction of donated cars online.


  • Some programs will have special requirements for those looking to buy their donated cars.


  • If you buy online, make sure that you only use a reputable site.

Items you will need

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About the Author

Jennifer Zimmerman is a former preschool and elementary teacher who has been writing professionally since 2007. She has written numerous articles for The Bump, Band Back Together, Prefab and other websites, and has edited scripts and reports for DWJ Television and Inversion Productions. She is a graduate of Boston University and Lewis and Clark College.

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