Answers to Questions About Cars 4 Cures

Find answers to your questions about our process at Cars 4 Cures in Toronto, GTA, Barrie, Southwestern Ontario and Winnipeg. If you don't find your questions here, feel free to call us.


Q: What type of paperwork do I need to donate?

A: You will need to present us with the ownership papers for your vehicle.

Q: If I don’t have the title/ownership papers, can I still donate? 

A: Yes, as long as you have other documentation to prove ownership of the vehicle.

Q What happens if the registration is expired? 

A: Registration doesn't expire. Only insurance expires.

Q I don’t have insurance on the car, can I still donate? 

A: Yes, you can.

Q I am the Executor /Executrix or Power of Attorney. May I donate the car? 

A: Yes, you may.

Q Does my vehicle need to be E-tested or certified to donate? 

A: Absolutely not. We accept the vehicle as it is.

Q How does Cars 4 Cures determine the value of the tax receipt?

A: Cars 4 Cures is owned and staffed by 2 families that have been in the auto recycling and scrap metal business in Canada for 3 generations.

  • Based on that industry expertise, coupled with the use of North America’s largest auction database, we are able to arrive at a value which we can both support and guarantee.

  • Under all circumstances, fair market value is determined and the charity receives the funds as per CRA regulations.

Vehicle Pick-Up

Q: Who will pick-up my donated car? 

A: We will arrange pick-up from a local towing company in your area.

Q: Do I need to be there when you pick-up my car? 

A: No, you do not need to be there. Simply leave the keys to your car and the ownership papers in the glove compartment.

Q: Can you pick-up my car from any location? 

A: Yes we can, within our geographical zone.

Q: Will you call the day of the pick-up to confirm? 

A: Depending on the time of day, we will confirm either same day or one day in advance.

Q: Are there any tow costs I will have to pay? 

A: No, there are not.

Q: What happens to the vehicle after it's picked-up?

A: After your vehicle is taken, it's evaluated and either sold, processed for scrap, sourced for parts or disposed of, with proceeds going to the charity of your choice.

Q: What do I do with my license plates? 

A: Please remove your license plates. If you're unable to, we will help.

Q: Can I drop off my car? 

A: Absolutely! Feel free to bring it to our shop.


Q: How do you choose the charities? Can I suggest a charity that isn’t on the pick list? 

A: We are happy to send funds from your donated vehicle to a recognized, donor designated charity of your choice.

Q: When and how do I receive my receipt?

A: Your chosen charity will issue your tax receipt to acknowledge your generous donation to their charity.

Q: Is the receipt tax deductible? 

A: Yes, it is.

Q: Will I always receive a tax receipt?

A: Yes, if you choose a charity from our partner list. If you choose a charity not listed in our charities section, a receipt will not be issued.

Contact Info

Phone: 1-844-584-2873

Email: info@charitykars.ca

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Service Area

Southwestern Ontario


38 Lincoln St 

Hamilton, ON 

L8L 7L5

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