Can I Donate My Car With An Expired Registration?
Written by Beatriz Berbet

2 min read • Published August 22, 22

Recently, I heard about some people who got scammed when they tried to donate their car with an expired registration. If you have an old car that doesn’t run well anymore and you’re thinking of getting rid of it, read on for some information about whether or not you can donate your car with an expired registration!

Is it Legal to Donate an Expired Car?

It is legal in most cases. The only time you may not be able to present a dead vehicle is if in your name and the registration has not yet expired. In that case, you would need to get the registration transferred to someone else before donating.

Find Out if Your Car Exists

Do you have an old car that you no longer use? Many people don’t think about getting rid it’s too late. If you have an old vehicle you no longer need, consider donating it to a charity. Many organizations can use it as part of their work. However, before donating, make sure the registration is valid.

If the registration is expired, the charity may not be able to take it. Make sure the roll is up-to-date before donating your vehicle to a charity. If you have a valid registration but are at least six years old, the charity may be able to take your car.

Contact the charity beforehand if you are unsure whether you can donate. You won’t regret giving it away to a good cause!

Can I Donate My Car With An Expired Registration?

Used vs. New and Refurbished Cars

There are two main buyers when buying a car: used and new. Used buyers typically want to buy a used vehicle that has been well-maintained and in good condition. On the other hand, new buyers generally look for a brand-new car.

There are pros and cons to both types of buying. Used cars can be cheaper than new cars, and they’re often more affordable if you’re looking to buy a used car from a private seller. They can also be more reliable than new cars- after all, they’ve been through the test of time. However, used cars can sometimes have more problems than new cars. They may not be as reliable or safe as newer models and may not have the exact features or amenities as more recent models.

Refurbished cars are another option for car buyers. These are typically cars refurbished by the manufacturer or a third party. They’re usually more expensive than used cars, but they offer many of the same benefits as used cars- they’re generally cheaper than new cars.

What to Do With the Car Afterwards

Registering the vehicle in your name must take it to a licensed and authorized car donation center. The vehicle must be taken to an authorized wrecking yard or recycled if it is in someone else’s name.

If you don’t intend to use it yourself, you can give it away to a charitable organization or sell it at a public auction.

Beatriz Berbet

Marketing & Social Media Intern

As a Marketing and Social Media intern, Beatriz takes care of social networks and is responsible for making people know more about Savings.Club on the internet. When she's not working or at university, you'll find her with a book and a glass of wine.