About Us

Our Goal - Raise 5-10x More Money

Helping New Mexicans through charitable vehicle donations.  Our family is dedicated to community service.  We have combined our passion for community with our love for cars.  It's as simple as that.

There are all sorts of places to donate a car, so why choose us?  One Community Auto, LLC takes pride in helping the Land of Enchantment be a great place to live.  By partnering with the local organizations, we are helping to empower groups that are changing lives of our fellow New Mexicans for the better.  Not only are we saving donors cars from the scrap heap, but we’re providing much needed revenue for their missions. We can generate 5-10x more money for your car over the typical car donation services.  

Owner Gary Peterson is a native New Mexican and a proud veteran.  He founded One Community Auto, LLC in 2013 after spending 22 years in the United States Air Force working in logistics and transportation.  He knew he had found his calling after helping the New Mexico Veterans Integration Center fix up and sell an old Camaro.  He took a rundown car and turned it into over $4,000 for the charity.  He’s been helping donors and non-profits ever since.



Gary Peterson has memberships in several local community organizations in New Mexico:

  • Member, New Mexico Veterans Business Association
  • Member, New Mexico Independent Automobile Dealers Association
  • Board Member, Albuquerque GLBT Chamber of Commerce
  • Council Member, Southeast Albuquerque Civilian Policing Council 

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Latest News, Media, and Awards

Check out the latest news and media coverage regarding One Community Auto, including articles in local newspapers and a TV interview with Albuquerque's KOB 4 News. CLICK HERE TO READ ALL OF THE LATEST NEWS AND MEDIA COVERAGE





Latest News

Oct 16, 2017



Gary Peterson, owner of One Community Auto, was interviewed on FOX New Mexico by KRQE News. Gary dicusses the SCORE Mentor program as well as winning a Grand Champion recognition. One Community Auto helps New Mexicans through charitable vehicle donations. The business assists in raising money for non-profits through the sale of refurbished vehicles, saving them from the scrap-heap and giving much-needed support to their organizations. 




3 easy steps

Step 1

Call or click Donate Now

Step 2

We pick up and give you a receipt

Step 3

We refresh, sell and send you final receipt