Here is some information I found about donating your vehicle.
Just as if you were selling your car as a private party, when you donate your car to charity, you'll need to satisfy some requirements with your state's motor vehicle division. Some common processes you'll likely need to complete include:
The exact steps you'll need to take will vary from state to state. Check with your state's DMV office for specific requirements and details.
NOTE: In addition to DMV requirements, you'll also need to cancel your car insurance policy.
Notice of Transfer/Release of Liability
Be sure to visit our guide about Title Transfers to learn how to transfer the title over. You may also need to complete a notice of transfer or release of liability form.
The laws for this vary by state. Some states require surrendering the vehicle's license plates to the DMV. Others require submitting a sold notice, and there are a few states that require no formal notification at all.
Here are some Californias specific instructions:
I hope this helps!
Thank you for your reply I just found it today. I contacted the Charity a while ago and they were very helpful. Everything you posted here was done just like you wrote. Although I did not read your message before I donated my car, I hope other members took your advise. More power to you and USAA.