Donate Your Vehicle to Support KTEP
Got a car in your driveway that you're tired of looking at? Why not donate it to benefit KTEP?
Thanks to Car Talk's vehicle donation program, you can now clear out your driveway, support KTEP and get a tax deduction-- all in one fell swoop.
Here's how it works. Just log on to the Vehicle Donation Web Site then fill out a simple online form, and you'll quickly have room in your driveway for that new 2012 you've been eyeing. Car Talk's national partner, V-DAC, then arranges for the pick up of the vehicle and its title. It couldn't be easier! From there, the car is sold (or dismantled, if it's like one of Tommy's cars), with the proceeds benefiting KTEP.
Car Talk searched for some time to find a vehicle donation program that was safe, reliable and efficient. V-DAC was selected because it offers the best return to public radio stations, and it accepts the widest possible range of used vehicles. Plus, it has a great reputation—it also administers a vehicle donation service for over 2,000 local and national charities. Put another way, "We've been told that they have absolutely no connection to the Gambino crime family, Vincent 'The Chin' Gigante or the whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa," says Car Talk's Ray Magliozzi.
"But we decided to go with them anyway," adds Tom.
What prompted Car Talk to start a vehicle donation program? "Tommy's wife asked for it, actually," say Ray, "At this point, she'll try anything to get Tommy's '52 MG TD out of the driveway, and the idea was born."
"This is a classic example of what game theorists call a 'win-win-win-lose' scenario," explains Tom. "The donor wins, the spouse wins, the station wins-- and the IRS loses. Now, what could possibly better than that?"
We hope you'll check out this new program. If you're not yet ready to consider donating your used vehicle, we hope you'll share this creative new way to support public radio with a friend.