San Diego's Jazz

Car Donation

Now there's another way for you to support public radio programming on Jazz 88. It's our Jazz Car Vehicle Donation Program.

You can donate your used vehicle to KSDS by calling toll free 888 JAZZ CAR, that's 888-529-9227. A representative will explain all of the details including same day service. The most important point is that you're supporting the music and art form you love. The vehicle donation program number is 888 JAZZ CAR (888-529-9227).

Frequently Asked Questions


General Questions

  1. What are the benefits of donating my car to Jazz 88?

    Jazz 88 benefits by receiving a cash donation to fund new and existing programs and increase community awareness through local events.

    You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. Plus you avoid the costs associated with selling your car. No need to pay for advertising, no loss of privacy and possible security risk, and no need to pay for vehicle registration, insurance, and repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer.

  2. Does my car have to be running to donate it?

    In some cases we can take your car, running or not. However, it must have an engine and be tow-able. Contact a representative at 1-888-JAZZ CAR (1-888- 529-9227) to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.

  3. Do you only accept cars for donation?

    Many types of motor vehicles are accepted including boats, motorcycles, trucks, and cars. If you are uncertain as to whether or not your vehicle is eligible, please contact the vehicle donation program toll free at 1-888-JAZZ CAR (1-888- 529-9227).

  4. How long will it take to pick up my vehicle?

    We make donating your car as simple and convenient as possible. In many cases, vehicles can be picked up the same day. Call our representatives at 1-888-JAZZ CAR (1-888- 529-9227).

  5. Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pick-up?

    No. Special arrangements can be made by calling our representative.

  6. What paperwork do I need?

    The only paperwork needed is a signed, clear title (pink slip). Have your title with you when you call-in your donation. [Please note: a clear title indicates the title is in the name of the donor without a lien].

  7. Do I need a smog certificate in order to donate my car?

    For states that require smog certificates or safety inspections, you may donate your vehicle without these documents.

  8. What if I receive legal notices?

    In the rare event that you receive any notification of a lien sale, DMV actions or other activity related to your donated vehicle, please contact us at 1-888-JAZZ CAR (1-888- 529-9227) immediately for assistance.

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