Community Outreach

Giving back to the community is something that feel is extremely important!

Organizations we are involved in:

 

How we are Involved

We support Brakes for Breasts because they are researching a cure to breast cancer!  We were one of 131 shops that raised $125,867.37 last November!

HOW WE DO IT

  • Brake pads are free in november
  • You pay labor and other parts (rotors, sensors, etc)
  • 10% of the bill is donated to Brakes for Breasts

How we are Involved

40+ years ago every other high schooler worked at a gas station and just about everyone tinkered with their cars in their driveway.  Nowadays it is not so; Cars are too complicated for most DIY work, the equipment needed to work on them is too expensive and people don't have as much time to devote to learning about cars.  This has caused a great shortage of people wanting to become technicians and is harming our industry.  Working on todays vehicles can be financially and personally rewarding and does not require a 4 year degree so we play our part to educate youth.

HOW WE DO IT

  • We sponsor the BSA Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge
  • We host 15-20 boy scouts every session
  • Scouts learn how an engine works, how to change a tire, how to change oil and the basics of car maintenance
  • We give the scouts exposure to the auto industry so they know about the careers available

How we are Involved

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics women make up 20.9% of all employees at auto dealers in 2016.  Women make up less than 1% of technicians actually fixing the cars.  This sad statistic shows that our industry as a whole has not been welcoming to women and we are paying the price.  There is a shortage of qualified, experienced master technicians that could be easily fixed if more women started working on cars.  Times have changed, you do not need brawn to fix a car, brains are more important, so we've made it our responsibility to show young women that they can work on cars if they want to!

HOW WE DO IT

  • We offer merit badge equivalent training to girl scouts
  • Scouts learn how an engine works, how to change a tire, how to change oil and the basics of car maintenance
  • We give the scouts exposure to the auto industry so they know about the careers available
  • We show the scouts how to substitute brains for brawn and show them that they CAN DO IT