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Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire hosts Cub Scout Pack 1189’s Pinewood Derby

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

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire hosted Cub Scout Pack 1189’s unit Pinewood Derby again this year.

The pack, based out of Montclair, hosts their own unit competition each year. This year the competition was hosted at the John F. Pattie Elementary School in Woodbridge.

Our support of the cub scout event

Steve’s Auto has sponsored the event for many years, as part of our community outreach, and brought along 50 pizzas from Aroma Pizza to feed the unit.

“We like being able to support our community in this way, and it’s a lot of fun watching the kids race their cars,” said Scott Whitling, co-owner at Steve’s Auto.

Parents and their Scouts gathered together for the Pinewood Derby at John F. Pattie Elementary School.

Parents and their Scouts gathered together for the Pinewood Derby at John F. Pattie Elementary School.

Whitling was given the honor of starting the races off in the school’s gymnasium.

“It was great being able to see all of the parents and their Scouts out at the event,” said Whitling.

The winners of each of the unit competitions move on to the Occoquan Boy Scout’s District-wide Pinewood Derby, which is scheduled this year for March 12.

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 & Tire donates bus to Boys & Girls Club in Dumfries

In Boys and Girls Club, Community Involvement by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

After seeing a need, our shop decided to help out and find and fix up a bus to donate to the General Heiser Boys & Girls Club in Dumfries.

But we couldn’t do it on our own – we had to work together to make it happen.

In addition to the techs and management at Steve’s Auto Repair working on finding and repairing the bus, two automotive companies – K&W Tire and Carquest – also stepped in to assist.

K&W Tire donated an entire set of quality tires, and Carquest provided much needed parts to complete repairs on the bus, to make it safe for the road. Both companies have been involved in community projects for several years.

The impact of this bus donation

For the club’s Executive Director Judy Moore, having another vehicle will make a huge difference – for herself, her staff and the kids.

“I am so excited about this new bus that we just got. We’ve been having to take two buses to schools, to pick up the kids, or picking up a group of kids and coming back and then sending the bus back to get more kids,” said Moore.

We’re proud that we were able to make a difference in our community at Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire.

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 & Tire brings light, holiday cheer to Boys & Girls Club bus

In Boys and Girls Club, Community Involvement by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Youth in front of the Boys and Girls Club bus.Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire assisted the General Heiser Boys & Girls Club of Dumfries, to get their bus ready for the Dumfries Christmas Parade.

This year was the second year that the staff at Steve’s has helped to decorate the bus for the parade.

According to ST Decorating Boys and Girls Club bus.Billingsley, owner of Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire, the staff attached the lighting display and garlands, and then added batteries and an inverter, so the Christmas lights would work while the bus is out on the road.

“We’re proud to help be a part of the holiday tradition of the Dumfries Christmas Parade in the community, and that we could help the Boys & Girls Club to participate in the parade,” said Billingsley.

The bus made its debut last Saturday at the parade, and was enjoyed by many of the children from the Boys & Girls Club that rode on the bus for the parade.

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 & Tire gears up for this year’s ‘Fill a Truck’ fundraiser

In Community Involvement, The Salvation Army by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

The Prince William County Salvation Army is hosting their ‘Fill a Truck’ fundraiser this year, and Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire will be on site to help.

As longtime supporters of the Salvation Army and ‘Fill a Truck’ we will have staff on site collecting toy donations in Woodbridge on Saturday, December 5.

The goal of the fundraiser is to gather toys for children in need in Prince William County. The Salvation Army will have trucks available for loading donations from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all five of the Prince William County Walmart locations.

Donating a toy or gift to ‘Fill a Truck’ is easy and rewarding, and the Salvation Army, together with local partners like Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire have been able to provide clothing and gifts to more than 1,000 children.

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 donates minivan to automotive program

In Community Involvement by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire was proud to donate a minivan and automotive parts to the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Automotive Program, based out of Manassas.

“Steve’s has been loading the van up with starters and air conditioning compressors…a half shaft, a steering rack,” said Gary Phares, an automotive instructor at NOVA.

According to another automotive instructor at NOVA, John Hicks, the program currently has 150 students in day and night classes.

“We train in all eight areas of ASE [certification]…brakes, alignments, suspension, electrical, AC, engine repair, engine performance, automatic transmission, manual transmission,” said Hicks.

How the minivan donation helps

At NOVA there is a 2 year automotive degree program, or a one year certificate program with job placement assistance.

While the program is popular, Hicks and Phares said that they rely mainly on donations from automotive shops, like Steve’s, to get parts they need.

“We use a variety of things in the program, so it’s not so much a question on what we need, it’s what can we get…we pretty much rely on donations,” said Hicks.

Phares said there is especially need for manual transmissions and manual transmission vehicles.

The instructors will pick up any vehicles or parts that are donated to the program, according to Phares.

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.