Welcome

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Cathy Heying
Executive Director, The Lift

WELCOME!  THE LIFT GARAGE IS AN EXCITING NEW NON-PROFIT WHICH PROVIDES LOW INCOME MINNESOTANS WITH AFFORDABLE TRANSPORTATION.

The Lift Garage offers people a vehicle out of poverty by:

  • providing low-cost quality car repair,
  • offering skilled job training in the field of auto mechanics,
  • connecting with community partners to strengthen the support network; and,
  • linking customers to needed resources.

Contact Info

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday through Saturday 9-5; appointments by referral only

Rates and Services Performed

Currently, the Lift charges a flat fee of $15/hour plus parts.

Services offered range from basic maintenance, such as belts and batteries, to full service repairs such as suspension and steering. Services not deemed necessary for the safe and full functioning of the vehicle, such as air conditioning repair or cruise control, will not be performed by The Lift garage. The Lift Garage will also not perform engine rebuilding, transmission repairs, tires, exhaust, or engine overhauls.
To be eligible, individuals’ income level must be less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI).

Referral

Eligibility will be determined by any one of the following criteria: referral from a case worker who can verify income or an application with proof of income.  Once it is determined that both the customer and the service required meet our eligibility standards, the customer will schedule an appointment for repair. Customers will be asked to pay their bill in full, or make satisfactory payment arrangements, before receiving their repaired vehicle.  The certification of income form, to be completed by a case worker, can be found here: The Lift Garage – Income Verification Form.