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How Steve’s Auto Repair supports the community

In Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, Community Involvement, Pinewood Derby, The Salvation Army by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire believes in giving back to the community.

Over the years, we have partnered with many organizations. This work includes sponsoring events and even cleaning up litter on the side of the road for Keep Prince William Beautiful’s (KPWB) Adopt-A-Spot program.

The business also supports local non-profits on a regular basis.

Scouting, The Salvation Army, and the Prince William County/Manassas Boys & Girls Clubs are among them.

Our support of scouting

We first began to support scouting by sponsoring the Pinewood Derby a few years ago.

It was through these events that we realized the kids and their families didn’t have the space and tools needed to build cars.

This led us to start offering Pinewood Derby workshops each year. We purchased equipment and began opening the shop on the weekend.

“It’s really been a pleasure having them there,” Steve’s Auto Repair Owner Scott Whitling said. “It’s great to see the reactions they have when they’re completing their cars.”

You can read about and see a video of our most recent workshop by checking out this article we wrote.

How we help The Salvation Army

Steve’s Auto Repair is also a supporter of The Salvation Army, which seeks to help the less fortunate. 

In addition to running a food pantry, the non-profit provides funding for gas and electricity so people can have heat during the winter.

It also offers various programs, including the Out of Poverty program.

“For many, many years The Salvation Army has been helping people,” Whitling explained. “It’s one of the good non-profits here in Prince William County that’s consistent all the way through.”  

In addition to volunteering at the warehouse, we have also sponsored its Angel Tree program and assisted with the Fill The Truck program. 

We also maintain the organization’s vehicles to help keep them on the road.

Assisting the Boys & Girls Club

For many years, we have been working with the Boys & Girls Club, which serves youth in the community.

This non-profit offers before and after school activities and various programs. 

“The kids are able to have different experiences – whether it’s sports, academic programs or STEM-related classes – that a lot of kids don’t get,” Whitling said.

It’s also affordable and if a family can’t pay for the club membership, none of the kids are turned away.  

We work on the buses and perform oil changes and inspections at no cost.

Funding What’s Up Prince William

Steve’s Auto Repair also helps fund What’s Up Prince William (WUPW.news). 

The media site provides free coverage and event promotion for local non-profits, including the scouts, The Salvation Army, and the Boys & Girls Club.

“It’s an organization that’s very important to the community, and that’s why it’s important to us,” Whitling explained.

Located at 2603 Hanco Center Drive in Woodbridge, Steve’s Auto Repair provides various services. They include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics. It’s also an authorized Goodyear tire dealer.

You can read more about Steve’s Auto Repair and what we do in an article we published recently.

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Pinewood Derby workshop held for scouts at Steve’s Auto Repair

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement, Pinewood Derby by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Cub Scout Pack 1373 in Dale City is off to the races.

Members of the pack participated in a Pinewood Derby workshop on Saturday. 

It was held at Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire, which is located at 2603 Hanco Center Drive in Woodbridge.

The repair shop began hosting the event a few years ago when its owners learned that some scouts and parents don’t have access to needed tools.

“We saw there was a need that we are able to meet,” Owner Scott Whitling explained. “The scouts are great organizations for youth, and we are happy to help them out in this way.”

Steve’s Auto Repair has been supporting the pinewood derbies since 2014.

For many years – even before the scouts were combined – we have seen girls building cars along with their brothers. The cub scouts had a sibling part of the Pinewood Derby, which enabled girls to participate. It has been really cool to see that.

The Pinewood Derby workshop is one way the repair shop gives back to the community.

It supports various non-profits, including scouting, the Prince William County/Manassas Boys & Girls Club, and The Salvation Army.

We have learned that many scout packs have delayed their Pinewood Derby to May, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Any scout packs that need a place to build pinewood derby cars may reach out to Steve’s Auto Repair at (703) 670-8005.

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

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

In Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, Community Involvement by 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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Pinewood Derby workshop held at Steve’s Auto Repair and Tire

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement, Pinewood Derby by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire was filled with the sounds and smells of wood being cut on Saturday.

Members of Cub Scout Pack 1373 in Dale City and Cub Scout Pack 501 in Woodbridge prepared for an upcoming competition at the Woodbridge-based business.

“We’re here at Steve’s Auto Repair, where he was kind enough to host a workshop for all our scouts,” Cub Scout 1373 Cubmaster Tim Young said. “We’re building pinewood derby cars for our derby.”

The auto repair shop is sponsoring the Pinewood Derby, which is scheduled for January 26.

It run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Prince of Peace United Methodist Church in Manassas.

“This is what we like to do to give back to our community,” Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire Owner Scott Whitling said.