Most of us get into donating a car to charity for just that: the charitable aspect of it all. You do it because you're helping someone in need and providing a fantastic service to a family who really needs it. And we are continually going to stress that aspect of the donation process; after all, helping people is why we got into this business in the first place. But there also exist other reasons for people to get into donating a car to charity, reasons that might technically be a bit more "selfish" but that also provide objective, measurable benefits for society at large.
Think about the reasons why people decide they're doing to donate. People usually do it out of the kindness of their hearts, but they don't donate a brand new car, do they? No. They'll donate a car only have it's been acting up, failing to start, or something better comes along. And that is totally natural, understandable behavior. I mean, we're nice, good people, but we're not nice enough to give away a brand new car!
Gas prices are going up once again, and they'll only continue to get more and more expensive as time goes on. Eventually you're going to want to upgrade to a car with better fuel economy, and donating a car to charity - a car that currently gets poor gas mileage - can be seen as the impetus for the change. If you're thinking about getting rid of your old clunker anytime soon, consider donating a car to charity. You'll help a family, help the environment, and you'll be able to justify purchasing a better, newer, cooler car that gets more miles to the gallon.