Imagine you're a single mom. One morning, your vehicle doesn't start. The kids need to get to school. You need to get to work. You're living paycheck to paycheck so you have no money set aside for an emergency.
Now imagine you're an elderly person. You're living on social security and recently began receiving treatment for a cancer diagnosis. One day, your vehicle overheats and coolant is leaking from somewhere. You don't have enough money to have your vehicle diagnosed, let alone repaired.
These aren't imaginary scenarios but real individuals who had: no money, no transportation, and no hope.
Until they came to us.
Autocare Haven is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization funded by tax deductible donations from generous individuals and organizations which we use to purchase parts and pay experienced mechanics to conduct FREE VEHICLE REPAIRS for veterans, senior citizens, single parents, and low income households in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex.
How It Works
A person needing help visits our website to fill out a short application. It is assigned to someone on our volunteer-team who follows up with the applicant to get more info. The team member comes back with this info to make an initial determination if we can assist. If so, we put an approved mobile mechanic in contact with the applicant to setup a day/time to visit them to conduct a diagnosis. When completed, we determine if we can conduct the repair. If so, repair is made FREE OF CHARGE TO THE APPLICANT.
Our LOW COST MODEL and strategic partnerships ensure donations used EFFICIENTLY to help maximize the number of people we can help. With a SPECIAL Autozone commercial wholesale account, we buy QUALITY parts with a 50% average discount compared to retail and up to 5% of purchases reimbursed to us after each Quarter. In addition, we work with EXPERIENCED mobile mechanics meaning no overhead built in to their prices saving us about 50% compared to auto shops and significantly more compared to dealerships. As registered 501c3, we don't pay sales taxes.
For example, here are cost comparisons for a 2009 Pontiac G6 we worked on needing rear brake pads and rotors.
Dealership - $582 + tax
Auto shop - $399 + tax
Autocare Haven - $250 TOTAL