We enjoy being invlved in our community and giving back to those are important to us. Have a look at some of the ways we like make our community part of our family!
Cars Changing Lives
Cars Changing Lives, a ministry of The Auto Care Clinic, is an official public charity with IRS 501(c)3 Tax-Exempt Status.
Our mission is to change a life, one car at a time! We will be working with area nonprofit organizations that are assisting individuals with housing, employment, finances, etc., but lack transportation. Eligible candidates must be referred to us by their Case Managers. Once we build up our resources, our goal is to donate one vehicle per month!
If you are interested in donating money or vehicles (running or not) to help this public charity make a huge positive impact on our community, or want to volunteer, please visit our website: carschanginglives.com.
Thank you for your support! Please keep watching our Facebook page for updates on our progress as we work towards our first car giveaway in the coming months!
Brakes For Breasts
Thanks to our wonderful customers, we are pleased to announce that the Auto Care Clinic raised $1,381.81 for the 2019 Brakes for Breasts campaign, and a total of $5,746.12 to-date during the last four years! Thank you for your generosity. To read more about this, please click here.
The Auto Care Clinic team is ready to kick off the “Brakes for Breasts” fundraising campaign for the month of October!
Stop by…if you can, for a FREE Brake Check. If brakes are needed, we’ll provide FREE pads and donate 10% of the repair (less sales tax/shop supplies) to Dr. Vincent Tuohy’s Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund at the Cleveland Clinic! 100% of monies raised will go to Dr. Tuohy!
Please tell your friends! Check it out at www.brakesforbreasts.com!
Special thanks to our parts vendor, Advance Auto Parts, for supplying us with free brake pads this year!
2019 Care Giveaway
We are pleased to announce the winner of the
2019 Auto Care Clinic Car Giveaway
We just wanted to let the community know that The Auto Care Clinic, a family-owned, independent auto repair shop located in Front Royal, has announced the winner of the 2nd Annual Car Giveaway Event…her name is Tiffany Chopin of Winchester, Virginia.
Tiffany was selected from 41 letters of nomination. Each letter received described a person in need of a vehicle for work, school or medical appointments; lived within 20 miles, and was able afford and operate a vehicle, but couldn’t afford to buy one. The Review Committee carefully reviewed each nomination and selected the top three to interview. Tiffany was chosen as the recipient and took possession today of the free vehicle, a 2005 Toyota Sienna Van. Congratulations, Tiffany!
The Auto Care Clinic will do free oil changes on the vehicle for one year to make sure it stays in good running order. We wish we had 41 vehicles to give away; however, we could only help one family this year. At last year’s event we successfully gave away 4 vehicles!
We appreciate all of the letters of nomination, prayers and support of this worthy cause. We also greatly appreciate the hard work and efforts of the Review Committee, Ms. Janet Michael of The Valley Today; Mr. Greg Demski of Edward Jones, and Ms. Mary Marshall, retired school teacher and local minister.
We are so blessed to serve our wonderful community and plan to hold the Car Giveaway event again next year.
Bill and Sandy, Owners
On The Radio
Interviews that were aired on WZRV:
The River 95.3 FM Front Royal
January 16, 2019: Bill & Sandy Long from Auto Care Clinic (25:22 minutes)
January 17, 2018: The Valley Business Today with Dr. Miles Davis & Bill Long (28:14 minutes)
July 20, 2016: The Valley Business Today: Dr. Miles Davis, Dean of Harry F.Byrd School of Business at Shenandoah University & Bill Long, Owner of AutoCare Clinic (25:19 minutes)
Customer Appreciation Day and Antique Car Show
The Auto Care Clinic raised $913 for Camping for Hunger, from donations received at the 4th Annual Car Show/Customer Appreciation Day, where they had 72 classic cars! Since partnering with The River 95.3, The Auto Care Clinic has now raised a total of $1,352 to donate to C-Cap for this great cause. REMINDER: The Auto Care Clinic is still collecting non-perishables through Friday, November 22nd, at their shop (6768 Winchester Road, Front Royal).
And the 2019 Car Show Winners Are…
2018 Car Show Winners
- Brakes & Brake Repair
- Oil Changes
- Tire & Tire Repair
- Mufflers & Exhaust
- Check Engine Light
- Belts & Hoses
- And Much More...
6768 Winchester Rd
Front Royal, VA 22630