Thursday, November 28, 2013

          We at New Life Car Care would like to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you have reliable transportation to get you to your family and friends so you can enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. And even if you're having car problems, we hope you can find something to be thankful for on this day. Please drive safely, and enjoy yourselves. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Thank You

          I just wanted to take a moment to thank everybody that makes Car Care possible! We just had a young man start helping us last week and while he is just learning to work on cars, I think he will be a great asset. We have over twenty volunteers that help with different things and without them I don't see how we could function very well.
          There are several businesses that give us discounts on parts and services. There is Napa in Mattoon, Battery Specialists, KC Summers, Pilsons, just to name a few. This past year Scott Towels donated a bunch of shop towels for us to use and the Gates hose company donated a bunch of fuel and vacume line to us so we can replace bad hoses on the spot as we find them.
          Again, there are a lot of people and businesses that help us and I'll include a complete list on the web site soon. Thank you also to all the people that donate into this charity, it takes a lot of money to do this as well as vehicle donations. We really couldn't do everything we do without donations. It takes a lot of people to do this and I appreciate every one of you!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

An Example Of What We Do

          New Life Car Care helps a lot of different people with a lot of different circumstances. Things can change quickly while we're helping them so we try to stay on top of things as best we can. We had a lady recently who needed help with an oil leak on her car but when we checked it out she actually had several things wrong with it and the only way to take care of the leaks was to drop the engine to get them fixed.
          By the time all the repairs were done it would have cost a lot more than the car was worth so she decided to look for another car. Unfortunately, this all could have been avoided if she had been treated right to begin with by the lot that sold her the car. This lot is one of the dishonest lots I had talked about before, when they first sold her this car it had a lot wrong with it and they charged her too much for it, and now it was junk after the last payment was made.
          This time she asked for our help. We worked together and found a good car at a fair price and before she closed the deal we looked it over for her. The car is in good shape and it should last her a long time.
          This lady has a job, is going to school, and is raising a child by herself. She has had a lot of bad things happen to her to where she could get disability but instead of relying on the state to take care of her she wants to be a productive member of our society, she's working hard and I think she'll make it. What she doesn't need is a car lot trying to take her money from her so I'm glad we were able to help.
          These are the kind of situations we encounter and some of the people we deal with have been through a lot worse. NLCC exists to help as many people as we can, and we can't thank everybody enough that helps make this possible.