Call CARS at 1-855-500-RIDE to schedule a free pick up from anywhere in the US, and advise them that Providence Community Health Foundation Napa Valley is the designated charity. You can also make your donation online

Pick Up

In some areas, CARS will have the ability to schedule the vehicle for pick up during your initial call. In all other cases CARS will contact you within 2-3 business days to set a convenient appointment time for pick up. If you need your vehicle picked up sooner, please call them toll-free at 855-500-RIDE (7433) as they may be able to make those arrangements. The vehicle will be picked up by a licensed tow company at no cost to you and will be taken to their sale location. You will be provided a donation receipt by the tow driver at the time of pick up.


Every vehicle is evaluated. When it is cost-effective, they make major and/or minor mechanical repairs. They use auction houses to sell the majority of their vehicles. On occasion they may receive a unique or specialty item for which they may use other means to sell the vehicle. The goal is to ensure that Providence Community Health Foundation Napa Valley receives the maximum amount of money for each donation that we receive.

Taxes & Forms

Within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle, you will receive a thank you letter which you may use as a tax receipt. This may be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for $500 or less. If your donated vehicle sells for more than $500, CARS will mail you an additional receipt known as “IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” if your tax identification number has been provided.

More Information

Pre-Donation FAQs DMV Questions Tax Questions

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