We recognize that you have many options when you are looking to sell or donate a
used vehicle. Chief among them are trade-ins for a new car purchase and
charitable vehicle donations.
Over the last decade vehicle donation programs have tapped into the unique
generosity of the American people, not to mention the very human desire to pay
fewer taxes. We encourage people to support charity, and AutoRev and its staff
are personally dedicated to the same effort. Our view is a bit different,
however, when it comes to recycling and donating vehicles.
The majority of charities actually hire a company like us to take care of
vehicle pick-ups. In fact, we're proud to be the car removal company for a
variety of great charitable organizations. In these cases, the donated vehicle
normally provides a $500 tax deduction for the donor, which results in a $100 to
$200 in actual tax savings.
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From the charities' perspectives, vehicle donations require them to maintain a
call center, locate and hire companies like AutoRev to pick up and dispose of
donated vehicles, and are overjoyed when a donated vehicle generates more than
$100 to $200 dollars in actual ''profit''.
If you're considering donating a vehicle to a worthy charity, we'd like to ask
you to consider selling it to us, and then donating the cash we pay to whatever
charity you desire. We're very confident that the charity will get more money as
a result of your generosity. As an added benefit you'll still get the tax
deduction, and it could be better than the $500 deduction ceiling imposed by IRS
Car dealers are on the opposite end of the spectrum from charitable vehicle
donations, and the second of the two most popular places to get rid of an old
While there are certainly honorable people selling cars in the U.S., there are
also reasons why people make jokes about doing business with a car dealer.
As an example, there are times that car dealers advertise that they will give
you at least $5,000 for any trade in, even if you have to push the wrecked
vehicle onto the lot. There are as many occasions when your trade-in has a ''blue
book'' value of several thousand dollars, and your dealer offers far less.
The point is that car dealers will always make a profit. They'll overvalue a
trade-in to get you onto their lot, they'll cut the sticker price to make you
feel like you got a deal, or they'll provide expensive financing to recoup the
overvalued trade-in or overly generous price.
No matter how they do it, they'll make money on your trade-in. We would
recommend that you get the biggest cash offer possible for your vehicle, and
then go to the dealer with cash in hand. Down payments motivate car dealers and
limit financing costs.
Our point is simple; if you want to make the biggest impact for a charity, get
the biggest tax deduction, or earn the most value for a used car when you need
to buy a new one, AutoRev is the best option.
"I talked to three guys and thought I sold my 1999 honda to C---X, but when I got there, they told me that they never said that and they offered me $800 less than they did on the phone. Patty offered me $1200 on the phone, her brother came to my home and paid me in cash and picked up the car right then. I have told all my friends about Autorev." Gloria H., , Lombard.
"I had an old junker that my wife told me to get rid of. I thought I was gonna have to pay to have it taken away. Kelly offered me $200 and you showed up on time and towed it away for free. The tow truck driver was very polite and I was impressed by your service. Thanks Autorev!" Bill C, Chicago.
"I sold this car three times on the phone but nobody showed up until I called autorev. Jim bought it for more than anyone else and they showed up on Saturday to pick it up. Man, I like that in a company. Great guys." Johnny J., Rogers Park.