Why Buy From Us

Why Buy Donated Vehicles From Us?

Most People Donate Decent Vehicles, Then We Evaluate Them

UPDATE 9-1-20

As you may know since the end of May we have been sending our donated vehicles to the Nellis Auto Auction but as of July 31 the Nellis Auto Auction has closed its doors for good. We will now be selling our vehicles through another public auction called Moto Bucks which also offers online bidding. We will be staging our vehicles for preview at 5700 Boulder Highway 89121. Please watch our website for updates and more info as we prepare our cars for this new auction and outline the process for bidding and pick up.

Many people who donate vehicles originally buy nice cars and keep them up well until some significant issue develops, or they just want something new. Maybe the car won’t pass smog or the ac quits working and the owner prefers to buy a new car rather than repair the one they have. Often these people are not offered a trade in value they like, maybe they don’t want the challenges of selling their used car themselves and a tax deduction is appealing, so they decide to donate their vehicle. That is where our expertise comes in.

We work with local repair shops, salvage yards and mobile mechanics to get these vehicles diagnosed and often repaired, at a fraction of what it would cost the average person. To the extent possible, we test drive our donated vehicles, smog as many as possible, repair most in some way and then seek to disclose the running condition of the vehicles to potential buyers. Therefore many buyers feel more confident in buying our donations than vehicles that have been evaluated very little or not at all. Ultimately donors receive a tax deduction based on the sale price of the vehicle, our organization receives attractive revenue and the buyer gets a car that has generally been well maintained, so it really is a win/win for all parties.

We Still Have Nothing To Hide When Selling Donated Vehicles, But Our Sales Method Has Changed

We strive to identify the conditions of our donations and be brutally honest about the good and not so good traits of each vehicle. This has always been our philosophy but times have also changed. With the advent of the Wuhan virus and subsequent governmental shut down, donations dropped to the point that we were no longer able to sustain our retail sales lot on Boulder Highway, there simply weren't enough donations to cover that overhead. We will now be selling our donations through the Moto Bucks auction which currently allows on-line bidding only. We believe that our disclosures will allow buyers to bid and buy more confidently through this time of limited interaction. Currently vehicles are posted for sale on Moto Bucks Web Site. Visit our inventory page on this site What We will be selling.

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A Wide Selection Average Price? About $1,500

We eventually receive everything from classics, economy cars, trucks, and motorcycles, to motor homes, golf carts, trailers and boats. Through the auction, many donations sell for less than $1,000 though some bid up to many times that amount, but there are typically always great deals to be had.

We Support Local Vets, Workers And Businesses

We are a local organization with administrative offices on Jones Blvd, so the funds we raise for disabled veterans, the repair shops we use, mechanic costs and sales expenses we incur, all support local residents, not some giant operation in another State. Here in Nevada we have our own vehicle donation program, we are not associated with any large national donation operation.

Keep in mind that because we improve many of the vehicles donated to us, our costs are significant, but even after the advertising, towing, repairs, parts, insurance and all the rest, we still raise substantial revenue to benefit low income veterans in who have served our country, so buying a vehicle from us gives back to them. After all these vehicle program related bills are paid approximately 87% of the funds we raise annually go to programs directly supporting disabled veterans. To find out more about how we serve local veterans visit our “Why Donate Vehicles to Us” web page. So to support local veterans, workers and businesses, and won’t you visit our inventory page or sales lot and see what we have? We would be grateful if you did.