RepairSmith Expands To Portland, Partners With Local Nonprofits

RepairSmith Celebrates Portland Expansion With Donation

In addition, the company has launched its on-site repair and maintenance service for business fleets in the region.

RepairSmith has announced the expansion of its at-home car repair and maintenance service to the greater Portland area. In addition, the company has launched its on-site repair and maintenance service for business fleets in the region.

The company is kicking off its launch by partnering with two Portland nonprofits that are providing the community with access to food and transportation, Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) and Ride Connection. The company will provide them with $20,000 in free repair services to their vehicles as part of RepairSmith’s Jump Start program. Through Jump Start, RepairSmith will provide a quarter of a million dollars in free vehicle and repair maintenance service for nonprofits throughout RepairSmith’s service areas this year.

Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) provides a vast variety of programs and services designed to strengthen families across the lifespan and help them realize their chosen potential. RepairSmith’s donation will specifically support the organization’s Hunger ReliefWays to Work, and Project Linkage initiatives. Through these three vital programs, Portland-area residents have access to safe and nutritious food, a reliable vehicle to travel to and from work, and affordable loans to finance a car repair or purchase. In addition, the organization connects volunteers with older adults and those experiencing disabilities who live independently in their own homes to transportation and opportunities to connect with their community.

“When Jump Start offered help with van and car repairs, we knew it would translate into many important ways that would support our community: families being able to access food at our Hunger Relief sites; transportation for older adults to medical appointments; parents being able to safely get to work and get their children to school, for example. That’s why we are thrilled with RepairSmith’s generosity to provide critical repairs and maintenance on our vehicles,” said Judy Strand, MFS CEO.

Ride Connection believes every individual should have access to reliable transportation and offers programs for older adults, people with disabilities, and the general public including individual or group training on bus and light rail travel, door-to-door rides, and deviated route bus services. The organization provides free accessible, responsive transportation alternatives for individuals without any other means and recently launched a food box delivery program. Ride Connection provides more than 500,000 rides annually and serves more than 2,000 members within the community.

“We provide essential services to our customers and depend on our vehicles to deliver them. The convenience of having on-site maintenance and repairs keeps our vehicles on the road more often and not sitting in a repair shop, ensuring that we can more reliably meet the needs of our customers,” said Julie Wilcke Pilmer, CEO of Ride Connection.

“RepairSmith is proud to partner with these organizations as we expand our service to Portland,” said Joel Milne, RepairSmith CEO. “Both of these nonprofit partners share our vision to improve the lives of people and their families by bringing equal access to critical resources, education, and transportation to communities. We are grateful for their incredible work.”

Further information:

Metropolitan Family Service (MFS): to donate or to volunteer, visit

Ride Connection: to donate or volunteer, visit

Jump Start: Nonprofits interested in free vehicle repair can apply at

You May Also Like

Tint World Opens Fourth Illinois Location in Glenview

The new center will serve the northern Chicago suburbs.

Tint World

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has recently opened a new location in Glenview, Illinois. The Glenview center, operated by Brian Wolfe, is in the northern Chicago area.

“This is an opportunity to elevate the level of automotive solutions available to residents of Glenview and the surrounding communities,” said Wolfe. “Our team is committed to delivering quality and value to every customer, and I’m proud to bring Tint World’s trusted brand and comprehensive range of products and services to our neighbors in the area.”

Epicor Acquires Elite EXTRA

The acquisition adds advanced last-mile delivery capabilities across the make, move and sell industries.

Grease Monkey, SpeeDee Oil Move Up in Franchise 400 Ranks

Grease Monkey and SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service moved up a combined 66 spots.

Sullivan Tire Announces Employee Stock Ownership Plan

By converting to the ESOP, the company will be 100 percent owned by its nearly 1,500 employees.

Sullivan Tire
ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program Marks 10 Years

ALI Certified Lift Inspectors have conducted more than 1.3 million lift inspections to help keep techs safe, ALI said.

Other Posts

Fenix Parts Completes Acquisition of Brothers Auto Parts

The move is expected to expand Fenix Parts’s reach in the Midwest and enhance regional production.

Fenix parts acquires Brothers auto parts
ATD Launches Digital Suite ‘Radius’ During SEMA Show

ATD said Radius is a new digital hub that integrates tires, parts, services and solutions into one connected experience.

ATD Radius software
PartsTech Partners with Bridgestone’s TireConnect

PartsTech has added a network of tire suppliers to its roster of 30,000-plus parts suppliers with TireConnect’s partnership.

PartsTech TireConnect partnership
Bridgestone Takes 5% Stake in Halfords Avayler Software

Avayler software streamlines customer bookings and job execution in the garage, as well as mobile tire service bookings.

halfords bridgestone avayler