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C.A.R.S.

C.A.R.S.

Christian Auto Repair Shop

Who Are We?

CARS is a part of the nonprofit ministry of Youth Impact Racing (YIR). At YIR, youth have an opportunity to learn about racing through RC cars and Go Karts while at the same time building CARS_Logorelationships with other youth and learning life skills in a gospel-centered, Christian environment. As the youth reach their Senior High School years, they have a further opportunity to work on actual cars alongside older mentors in the CARS ministry. The mentors in the CARS ministry are individuals who enjoy automobile repair and helping others who are in need. Some are experienced mechanics while others just enjoy maintaining their car’s and the camaraderie of fellow car repair enthusiasts.

Who Do We Serve?

Our mission is to serve single moms, single women, widows, financially limited individuals, and others who may need assistance as our schedule permits. 

What Does It Cost?

We charge only for the cost of the parts required for repair. These part costs are substantially less than any auto repair shop saving an individual as much as 50% on just the part cost alone. Our goal is to be able to provide totally free repair to those in need when funds are available to cover the cost.

What type of repairs can we do?

  • Oil and oil filter change
  • Brake repair (disc pads, shoes, rotors, drums, calipers)
  • Minor tune-ups including Spark Plugs, Wires, and Coil replacement
  • Serpentine beltsoil_change
  • Battery replacement
  • Headlights
  • Tail and brake lights
  • Air Filter
  • Windshield Wiper Blades
  • Struts and Shocks
  • Tie rods
  • Stabilizer bar links
  • Some drive shafts
  • Wheel bearings
  • Check Engine light diagnosis

In addition, we provide a thorough 20+ point inspection of your car including topping off various fluid levels. There are other types of repairs that we can do as well. Just ask.

What Don’t We Do?

  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission repair or flushes
  • Exhaust repair
  • Major engine repair
  • Body repair

When Do We Work On Cars?

We usually work on cars the first Saturday of each month unless it conflicts with a major holiday weekend. Check the calendar for the most up to date information. 

Where Do We Meet?

20685 Lynn Drive
Prior Lake, MN 55372

How do you contact us for repair work?

Contact Mitch Hagen at 612-382- 6828 or email: cars@youthimpactracing.org 

How can you be involved?

We are looking for other individuals who would like to help in the repair shop. Although previous car repair experience is helpful, we can help train you in various car repair skills. Also, we need individuals who are willing to help with food preparation for the mechanics and those we serve. If you are interested in helping serve others who are in need, please contact Mitch at the phone number or email address listed above.

You can support us financially through a donation to YIR and designate your gift towards the CARS ministry. Donations can be mailed to:

CARS/Youth Impact Racing
1613 Southcross Drive West
Burnsville, MN 55337

All donations to the CARS/Youth Impact Racing ministry are tax deductible and are used to cover the cost of garage supplies, tools, online manuals, insurance, and to fund part costs for financially limited individuals.