Getting started with the Car Donation Calculator

If you’re new to Car Donation Calculator, this is the page for you. It contains the information you need to get up to speed quickly and confidently make a smart decision about donating your car to charity.

To get the overall flavor,

  • Go to the Summary page. It shows the results of recent calculations by other users.
  • Browse the FAQs pages. They’ll show you the concepts involved. They’re organized in three categories: About the Calculator, Car Donation Realities and Taxes.

Do a practice calculation,

  • Go to Step 1 and put in the private sale value you guess for your car.
  • Go step-by-step (there are seven all together).
  • Take a look at your results page. You might be surprised.
  • Have fun.

When you’re ready to do your calculation for real,

  • Go to What’s Your Used Car Worth? and spend a few minutes finding the value of your car at or Kelley Blue Book or both.
  • Then go to Step 1 and enter the real private sale value of your car. (If your practice results are still there, click on the Clear button).
  • Go step-by-step (there are seven all together).
  • Your results page help you decide about donating your car. Print it out.
  • Have fun. And make a smart decision.