Auto Repair Services
The Lift Garage is an affordable, non-profit auto repair service for all Minnesotans that meet the 150% Federal Poverty Guideline. We charge only $15 per hour plus the cost of parts at no mark-up. We serve all counties in Minnesota. Full payment is due at the time repairs are completed. We do not accept payment plans. We accept cash and credit cards for payment, no personal checks. Arrangements with third-party payers can be made.
Our goal is getting cars safe and back on the road, so we work on brakes, tires, suspension and steering, starting and charging systems, fuel systems, exhaust systems, and heating and cooling systems (not air conditioning). We do not do work on transmissions or do body work. We are also not able to do significant engine repairs such as head gaskets or engine rebuilds.
The Lift Garage appointment waitlist is closed and we are not currently accepting new customers. We are transitioning to a new scheduling system and we hope to re-open our scheduling soon. Please visit our website on November 15, 2019 to learn more.
If you have more specific questions, give us a call. We are open Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
If you are a caseworker you can fill out The Lift Garage – Income Verification Form and email it to us at [email protected] or mail to PO Box 6992, Minneapolis, MN 55406. We do not have fax capabilities. Once you send a referral the customer needs to contact The Lift Garage about scheduling.
If you’re considering buying a used car, we offer free inspections to help explore any issues that may already exist with the car. Just call us to make an appointment, then bring the car in and we’ll take a look.
Car Care Class
On the second Saturday of each month, we offer a free basic car care class. Please call us to RSVP – classes with no RSVPs will be canceled.
On Fridays from 10:00 AM to Noon, we offer drop-in repairs for the following issues:
• Exterior bulb replacement
• Windshield wiper replacement
• Battery inspection & replacement (at request of customer).
The express service does NOT include a full vehicle inspection, and can NOT cover any repairs other than the ones listed above.
*The Lift Garage appointment waitlist is closed and we are not currently accepting new customers. We are transitioning to a new scheduling system and we hope to re-open our scheduling soon. Please visit our website on November 15, 2019 to learn more.