WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (Aug. 11, 2016) — Family Service Day Ltd. has announced a partnership with AutoVitals which will allow participating auto repair shops to provide needed car maintenance to families who may need assistance with car care costs.
The support is offered through Family Service Day's flagship program “Keeping Cars Kickin'” — which offers vehicle maintenance, service and car-care education at no cost to families in need of assistance.
“Family Service Day is aligned with our goals of strengthening service providers, who build long-lasting relationships and grow our industry,” said Uwe Kleinschmidt, AutoVitals founder and CEO. “We believe our partnership will help fuel the success of shops across the country and inspire other business to join this positive movement of automotive professionals.”
Family Service Day, an organization dedicated to helping independent automotive businesses “do well by doing good,” was founded in 2009 by shop owner Charlie Marcotte. The organization provides step-by-step coaching and online resources that enable independent shops of all sizes to find success with local events, even with no prior marketing or event management experience.
“By utilizing our talents as automotive technicians to help local families that need a ‘hand up,' independent automotive repair shops make a direct impact on their communities and attract ongoing positive attention for their efforts,” Mr. Marcotte said.
Since its founding, Family Service Day has grown from a single-shop grass roots effort to a national imitative that saw shops in 14 states participate in the first national day of service on Nov. 7, 2015.
Family Service Day's next national day of service is planned for Oct. 15.
AutoVitals, founded in 2009, is a provider of cloud-integrated solutions for increased customer acquisition, retention and shop productivity.