Goodwill Vehicle Donations is currently accepting vehicle donations. Your health and safety are of utmost importance to us. To donate, call 866-233-8586 or fill out the form below. To learn what actions we are taking to ensure you are protected when you donate a vehicle to Goodwill Vehicle Donations, please click here.

How to Purchase a Donated Vehicle

How to Purchase a Donated Vehicle | Goodwill Vehicle Donations

When Goodwill of Greater Washington receives car donations, the cars are sent to Capital Auto Auction to be sold. After the vehicles are sold, Goodwill receives the proceeds from the sale to use for job training and employment programs. So, when a donor makes a car donation, we arrange to have the car towed directly to Capital Auto Auction. Once they arrive at the auction, they are thoroughly cleaned and inspected then scheduled to be sold in the next auction.

Capital Auto Auction is one of the biggest auto auctions in the Washington D.C. area and has been open since 1989. Since opening, they have sold thousands of donated vehicles in the Greater Washington D.C. area.


Auction Locations

In the Washington D.C. area, Capital Auto Auction has two locations – one in Northeast DC and the other in Temple Hills, Maryland. The Live/Drive auction in Washington D.C. is held every Saturday Morning at 10:00 am and the Live/Drive auction in Temple Hills is held every Saturday Morning at 9:00 am.

If you are unable to attend either of the live auctions on Saturday mornings, you can also participate in the online auction, which is held every Saturday at 2:00 pm. The online auction is free and open public and includes donated vehicles as well as F.B.I. fleet vehicles, new car dealer trade-ins and bank repossessions.

Auction Locations -

Information about both auction locations is below:

Capital Auto Auction – Washington, DC
1905 Brentwood Road, NE
Washington, DC 20018
Phone: 202-269-3361

Auction Time: Live/Drive Auction – Every Saturday at 10:00 am

Capital Auto Auction – Temple Hills, MD
5001 Beech Road
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Phone: 301-316-4980

Auction Time: Live/Drive Auction – Every Saturday at 9:00 am

The Online Auction is held every Saturday at 2:00pm.

If you are interested in learning more about Capital Auto Auction, you can also visit their website here.

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