If, for whatever reason, you feel the need to get rid of your vehicle, there are a few options you could consider; two of them would be selling or donating to charity. While you may think the best option is to get monetary compensation for it, there are a few reasons why car donation to Los Angeles charities might be most suited for you.
One of the main disadvantages of selling your set of wheels is the tedious and lengthy process that you will have to go through. You will have to find ways of advertising it to potential buyers, or sift among used car dealerships and choose the one that will give you the best value for your car. If you sell it online, you will have to host a showing for every potential buyer.
There is also the problem of improvements and repairs: an article by bargaineering.com mentions that while you could sell your car as-is on the open market, chances are the number of interested parties is going to diminish tremendously. Indeed, the only way to get the best deal out of your car is to have it repaired or improved, and you have to ensure that the ensuing cost will not overshadow your foreseen selling price.
If your car is in such a condition that the necessary repairs may be way too steep for you to offset with the selling price, donating is definitely best for you. You might be able to find charities that teach vehicle body or engine repair and such.
Donations to charity can get you a tax deduction too, depending on the provisions of state tax laws. There are even dependable middle-men companies like Harold’s Car Donation Service that will even help you secure a higher IRS-approved tax deductions as well as offer other services like free towing and a speedy pickup process.
In the end, one of the biggest payoffs of vehicle donation in Los Angeles is the fact that you are doing society good: by sharing something with someone who needs it more than you. The convenience, the tax deductions, and other benefits are only a close second to this.
(Info from 5 Reasons You Should Donate Your Car, Bargaineering.com, undated)