In many cases, economically vulnerable families and individuals make enough money to have a vehicle but not enough money to fix it when it breaks. That’s where our Reduced-Cost Auto Repair Program comes in. If you have a vehicle that is in need of repair and you qualify economically, we could be able to repair your vehicle for basically half of what a traditional garage would charge for Reduced cost car repairthe exact same work. Most repair shops in the area charge $80-$199 per hour plus the cost of parts to work on your vehicle. In the case of our Reduced-Cost Auto Repair Program, the shop cost is only $50 per hour, and we pass any savings that we receive from our parts supplier on to you.

Keep in mind that we don’t do all types of repairs, but if we can do it, we will. If we’re not able to complete the repair, we have partner garages that offer good, reliable service at fair prices. We’re happy to recommend them to you.

To see if you qualify, check out the information below. If you qualify fill out the form at the bottom of the page so that we contact you to setup an appointment. It’s as simple as that!

Qualified individuals for Second Chances Garage Reduced-Cost Car Repair Program:

  1. Currently receive assistance or services from another agency, e.g, food stamps, housing/medical assistance, temporary cash assistance, disability or social security; or
  1. Have annual gross household income* falling at or below the levels listed in the following chart.

*Household Income is defined as the amount of income for all wage-earners in the home before taxes and other deductions are removed.

Please note the following:

  1. You must be able to bring your car to our shop in Frederick, Maryland.
  1. We cannot perform major engine or transmission repairs/replacement.
  2. If, after receiving an estimate for repairs, you decide to wait until another day to have the work done, you may be charged $25 for our technician’s diagnostic time. If you return for the repair work within 30 days, we will deduct this charge from your invoice.
Family Size Maximum Annual Gross Income per Household
1 $31,536 or less
2 $47,340 or less
3 $58,278 or less
4 $69,216 or less
5 $80,983 or less

A special thank you to Gearwrench. They are the Official Tool Sponsor of Second Chances Garage.

Reduced Cost Vehicle Repair Program

  • - Labor Rate: $50 per hour - You will receive an estimate for your repair. We will call with an estimate and get your approval for any additonal work. Repairs will not be started until we have received your approval. - There may be a charge to diagnose repairs needed. This charge varies on the work requested. -Full payment is due when you pick up your car and can be made by cash or debit/credit card. We do not accept checks. -We do not have space to store vehicles overnight. There will be a $5 per night storage charge if you cannot pay for and pick up your vehicle when repairs are complete.