At Bimmer Rescue, we try to be more than just your typical auto repair shop. Our auto mechanics and rest of the team go above and beyond to deliver our clients a truly exceptional experience from the moments you walk through our doors. Not only do we strive to meet and exceed your expectations for BMW, MINI, or Audi service, but we also aim to create a positive impact within the communities of Richmond, Short Pump, the West End, and the Fan District. Keep learning to see how the team at Bimmer Rescue strives to play an important part in our community, besides just keeping the streets safe and sound with excellent auto repair.
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How we are Involved
At Bimmer Rescue we host quarterly art openings right here in our shop! We pull together our clients, friends and families and give a local artist an opportunity to sell their work. Not only is it a great way to support our local artists, it's a great way to meet new people and give back to our community!
HOW WE DO IT
We transform our facility into an art gallery, bring in a food truck, and send out invitations for auto mechanics, customers, and artists alike. It is an entirely family-friendly event, and the art pieces are for sale.
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!
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.
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!
There are many wonderful careers in the automotive industry beyond what we do at Bimmer Rescue. There are Engineers, Computer Programmers, Software Designers, Engine Developers, IT Specialists, Marketing Specialists, and so much more! We host NSBE Youth Chapter STEM clinics to show kids that if they have a passion for cars their careers choices are broad and rewarding in our industry. We need their fresh perspectives and positive energy as the automotive industry continues to grow and change!