THE LIFT GARAGE IS AN EXCITING NONPROFIT AIMED TO ADDRESS THE NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY TO MOVE PEOPLE OUT OF POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS.
The Lift Garage Mission
The Lift Garage offers people a vehicle out of poverty by:
– providing low-cost quality car repair;
– connecting with community partners to strengthen the support network; and
– linking customers with other needed resources.
The Lift Garage seeks to remove barriers by providing low cost car repair to Minnesotans below 30% median income for Hennepin County. We charge only $15 per hour plus the cost of parts at no mark-up, about 33% of a market rate car repair. We have done over 680 repairs since we’ve been open, saving customers over $240,000 since 2013. We serve all counties in Minnesota.
Repair Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday and every other Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
Phone: (612) 866-5840
Location: 5925 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Our goal is getting cars safe and back on the road, so we work on brakes, suspension and steering, starting and charging systems, fuel systems, and heating and cooling systems (not air conditioning). We do not do work on transmissions, tires, or the body. We are also not able to do significant engine repairs such as head gaskets or engine rebuilds. We are no longer able to make payment plans, this change was instated after the CNN article.
If you are looking to schedule an appointment or have more specific questions, give us a call. We are generally 2 – 3 months out in appointments.
If you are a caseworker you can fill out our The Lift Garage – Income Verification Form and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to PO Box 6992, Minneapolis, MN 55406. We do not have a fax capabilities. Once you send a referral the customer needs to call to set up an appointment.