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Steve’s Auto Repair offers Pinewood Derby Workshop for scouts

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Our auto repair shop is helping local elementary school students prepare for a competition.

On January 21, Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire opened its doors to Cub Scout Pack 1373 for a Pinewood Derby Workshop.

The Dale City-based organization is geared towards youth who are in kindergarten- through fifth-grade. It offers and takes part in a variety of activities year-round, including a Pinewood Derby.

Parent Lead helping cub scout make Pinewood Derby car.Creating cars at the Pinewood Derby workshop 

About 20 scouts participated in the Pinewood Derby workshop. Through this event, the kids were able to create pinewood derby cars, with help from parents. 

These wooden vehicles were designed using a pattern and various tools, including belt sanders, a band saw, and a Dremel tool. Holes were drilled to add weights and the wheels. The participants even had a chance to paint their automobile.

“For me, it’s fun seeing the kids here build the cars with their parents,” Steve’s Auto Repair Co-Owner Scott Whitling said. “We’re glad that we are able to provide scouts with the tools and space they need to complete their projects.”

How scout troops can contact us 

Any troops that are interested in setting up a Pinewood Derby workshop should reach out to Steve’s Auto Repair by calling (703) 670-8005.

Our autoshop is located at 2603 Hanco Center Drive, down the street from Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge campus. Just look for the Goodyear sign off Neabsco Mills Road.

Assisting scouts is one of the ways we give back to the community.We support other non-profits – like The Salvation Army and Prince William County/Manassas Boys & Girls Clubs – as well.

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 offering space for pinewood derby workshops

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Pinewood Derby events are enjoyed by many local scouts.

However, preparing for a Pinewood Derby can be a bit challenging. You need a fair amount of space and the right tools, which some families don’t have access to.

To provide youth with the opportunity to participate, Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is opening up its building and offering needed equipment to scout groups.

This annual tradition started several years ago, and our support of the derbies extends back to 2014. 

“We’ve been running Pinewood Derby workshops for many years and enjoy helping out the scouts in this way,” Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire Owner Scott Whitling said.

Our shop is located at 2603 Hanco Center Drive. Any scout packs that would like to set up Pinewood Derby workshops should call Steve’s Auto Repair at (703) 670-8005 and ask for Scott Whitling, or email scott.whitling@stevesautorepairva.com.

Here is footage from our 2021 event:

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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Cub scouts build Pinewood Derby cars at Steve’s Auto Repair

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Pinewood Derby car ideas were brought to life on Saturday.

Local cub scouts participated in a Pinewood Derby workshop that was held at Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire, 2603 Hanco Center Drive.

Adult helping cub scout at Pinewood Derby workshop.Belt sanders, a Dremel tool, a drill press, a band saw were used to complete the projects of Cub Scout Pack 1373 in Dale City and Cub Scout Pack 295 in Lake Ridge. Cub scouts is a program that’s available for boys and girls who are between kindergarten and fifth grade.

Our Woodbridge auto repair shop started supporting the pinewood derbies several years ago. This transitioned into hosting an annual Pinewood Derby workshop when we realized that a lot of scouts and parents didn’t have the proper tools.

“We strongly believe in giving back to the community we live and work in,” Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire Owner Scott Whitling said. “By offering this event, we are able to help kids get involved in an awesome non-profit that teaches them many life skills.”

In addition to scouting, Steve’s Auto Repair supports the Prince William County/Manassas Boys & Girls Clubs and The Salvation Army.

Contact Steve’s Auto Repair at (703) 670-8005 if your scout troop is looking for a place to build pinewood derby cars.

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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How Steve’s Auto Repair supports the community

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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

Helping The Salvation Army, which seeks to help the less fortunate, is another way Steve’s Auto Repair supports the community. 

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 maintain the organization’s vehicles to help keep them on the road, too.

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 supports the community by helping 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

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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.”

How our Pinewood Derby workshop got started

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 our auto repair shop gives back to the community. Steve’s Auto Repair 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.