The Lift Garage

Auto Repair Services

Minneapolis Non-Profit Auto Repair Services | The Lift Garage

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.

If you have more specific questions, give us a call.  We are open Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. 

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 2401 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406. We do not have fax capabilities. Please instruct the customer to contact us directly for scheduling; this is not a referral.


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