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Car Donation vs. the Cost of Selling Your Used Car

When you have a used car that’s taking up space in your driveway, your first thought may be to sell it for whatever you can. But have you considered the benefits of donating it to charity? Keep reading to learn more about car donation and decide for yourself which will get you a better deal.


Preparing Your Car for Sale

When you’re selling your car, you have to spend time and money to clean and detail it so it looks presentable for prospective buyers. When you donate your car, all you have to do is remove your personal belongings and we’ll take care of the rest.

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Taking Pictures

Most online marketplaces and classified ads require you to take photos of your car. The quality of your photos will have a big influence on whether or not anyone responds to your ad. When you donate your car, we’ll pick it up no matter what it looks like.

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Paying for an Ad

Whether you’re in Toronto, Winnipeg, Brampton, Hamilton, Mississauga or Barrie, most online auto listing sites like Auto Trader and Kijiji have a free option (that’ll land you on page 37 in about two minutes) and a paid listing that will help get your ad seen by more people. If you’re serious about selling your car you’ll want the paid option. But with car donation, there’s no fee to you. We’ll even tow it away for free.

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The Job of Sales

Selling your car takes time. You’ll have to field calls and/or emails from potential buyers, arrange meetings for test drives and deal with no-shows and looky-loos. Donating your car, on the other hand, is quick, easy and hassle-free.

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Risking Your Life

Meeting up with someone off the internet is dangerous no matter what the circumstances. When you go out on a test drive with a complete stranger you’re taking a risk, so you have to ask yourself, is it worth it? Stay safe and donate your car instead.

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And The Win Goes to: Donating Your Vehicle! 

Selling a used car can put immediate cash in your pocket, but in the end it may cost you more in hassles and headaches than it’s worth. When you donate your car through Cars 4 Cures to any of their partner charities, you’ll get a tax receipt that gives you the best value for your vehicle. Car donation benefits your local community whether you’re in Toronto, Winnipeg, Brampton, Hamilton, Mississauga and other surrounding areas. Contact Cars 4 Cures today to donate your car and make a difference!

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