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Scouts work on Pinewood Derby cars at Steve’s Auto Repair

In Pinewood Derbyby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

It’s almost race day for area scouts.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire held a Pinewood Derby workshop for Cub Scout Pack 1373 in Dale City and Cub Scout Pack 501 in Woodbridge on Saturday.

During the annual event, kids and their families created wooden cars that will be used in a competition on January 25.

The Pinewood Derby is beginning at 5 p.m. at Prince of Peace United Methodist Church, 6299 Token Forest Drive in Manassas.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire has been participating with pinewood derbies — through sponsorships and workshops — since 2014.

We believe that the scouting program is a very good program to support in the community. We started by sponsoring pinewood derbies and, over the years, we saw a need for the parents to be able to help their kids build pinewood derby cars. A lot of them live in apartments and townhomes and don’t have the necessary tools. 

“One year, we found out that there was a scout that was not able to participate in the pinewood derby because they lived in an apartment and had no tools. That was one of the things we wanted to change — to give everyone an opportunity to participate,” Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire Owner ST Billingsley said. “As we did a little more research, we realized that was a common occurrence.”

Now that the pinewood derbies allow siblings to participate, it’s really fun to see the family building the cars together, including the girls — whether or not the girls are involved in the scouting program.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Steve’s Auto Repair helps clean up community

In Keep Prince William Beautifulby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is helping clean up the community.

We are partners with Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB), a non-profit, through Adopt-A-Spot.

Adopt-A-Spot encourages organizations to keep areas clean of litter.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire cleans up Neabsco Mills Road, which connects Route 1 to Dale Boulevard.

“It’s amazing how much fast food trash is thrown out of people’s cars on this short stretch of road, let alone what’s being thrown out elsewhere,” Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire Owner ST Billingsley said.

Cigarette butts, he added, are the most difficult items to pick up. 

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“It would be interesting to see, in the future, with all the electronics in the cars and the cameras on them, if they will be able to detect trash that’s thrown out from the vehicle ahead of them and turn it in, like the way red light cameras operate,” Billingsley said.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire has been participating in Adopt-A-Spot since 2013.

“We’ve been helping clean up this part of the road for many years, and we like to make sure our community is looking good,” Billingsley said. “With the new Director at KPBW, we are looking forward to continuing our partnership in keeping Prince William beautiful.”To learn more about the Adopt-A-Spot program, visit the KPWB website.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Steve’s Auto Repair

In Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, Community Involvementby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

We’d like to thank everybody who came to have their vehicle serviced at Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire. Thank you for trusting us in servicing your vehicles. 

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

One of the things that we are proud of, this year, is being able to give back to the community through various organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club. 

We have been able to provide the Boys & Girls Clubs with free oil changes and inspections, which allows us to do a safety check on those vehicles every time they come in. This helps keep them on the road and makes sure the kids have a safe place to go.

In our support of What’s Up Prince William, we’ve been able to talk about the good things going on in our community and talk about other non-profits that would not normally have a voice or a place to share their information.

Along with another auto repair shop, we were able to do more than $64,000 of in-kind services through What’s Up Prince William.

As part of our community support, we’re getting ready to host the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby workshop. The program allows families and the pack to come in and work on the cars together. 

Pinewood Derby workshop

Knowing that a lot of people live in apartments and town homes or may not have the necessary tools, for many years we have opened up our shop to allow the parents and kids to work on those projects.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Speed signs remind drivers to slow down

In Community Involvementby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Of course this video was meant to be silly.

However, there is an issue with people speeding through neighborhoods, especially those that connect with the Prince William Parkway, Route 234, Dale Boulevard and Hoadly Road.

The speed warning sign, like the one here on Hillendale Road, may not stop people from speeding. But it is a good reminder if you’re coming into a neighborhood from one of those major roads to lower your speed.

Ever since the signs were put up, you can tell that traffic is a bit more controlled. I’ve been coming down this road for 20 years, and once those signs went up, it was a nice reminder for me to keep my speed down — as it is for many other drivers.

Fortunately, Supervisor Victor Angry has taken this issue to heart, and he has talked with us about his plan to bring traffic calming devices to the neighborhoods of the Neabsco District. He believes the devices will help improve safety for members of the community, especially the kids.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Steve’s Auto appreciates being voted ‘Best Auto Repair Shop’

In Community Involvementby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

This year, Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire in Woodbridge has been voted “Best Auto Repair Shop” in InsideNOVA’s 2019 Best of Prince William.

Voting through Best of Prince William allows for members of the community to show their support for local businesses and non-profits.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire wants to thank everyone who was a part of making this award possible. Without your support we would never have been selected as the ‘Best Auto Repair Shop.’  We are honored that we were voted ‘Best Auto Repair Shop’ for the second consecutive year. Thank you to all of our supporters.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

This article was written by Contributing Writer Aaron Billingsley.