CHARLOTTE (November 16, 2022) – Last Thursday, Fix Auto Santee joined other collision repair partners to present National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® vehicles to 10 deserving veterans and military members and their families at the Armed Services YMCA in San Diego, CA, all donated by USAA. The presentation was part of USAA’s 100th anniversary celebration, through which it will gift 100 NABC Recycled Rides® vehicles to military families across the country, including Nashville, Seattle, Chesapeake, Savannah, Charlotte, Colorado Springs, Denver, Phoenix, Tampa, San Diego and finally San Antonio later this year.
Fix Auto Santee, led by owner Alex Doria, restored a 2020 Jeep Cherokee to present to U.S. Navy Airman Abigail Garcia, who attended with her family.
“We’re proud to be a part of today’s celebration and help Abigail and her family with the gift of reliable transportation, said Doria, who was the Fix Auto USA Rookie of the Year award winner. “We always work to give back to our community, provide for our veterans and help support the Armed Services YMCA. Today’s gifting combines all of those passions and we’re honored to help celebrate USAA’s 100th anniversary in such a memorable way.”
For 100 years, USAA’s mission has served active-duty service members, veterans and their families. Recipients have been nominated by nonprofit organizations to receive a NABC Recycled Ride®. With the partnership of the National Auto Body Council® (NABC), a non-profit committed to serving their communities, and many in the collision repair industry, vehicles are repaired and donated to those identified as in need of reliable transportation.
Additional partners in the presentation included 1.800.Charity.Cars, Enterprise, Axalta, Longhouse Inventory Solutions and SafeLite, among others.
NABC Recycled Rides® is a unique program in which businesses representing all facets of the collision repair industry team up to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and families in need of reliable transportation. Since the inception of the NABC Recycled Rides® program in 2007, members of the National Auto Body Council® have donated more than 3,000 vehicles valued at some $42 million.
About Fix Auto USA
Fix Auto USA provides a platform which enables independent owner-operated collision repair facilities to achieve success in a consolidating marketplace. Fix Auto USA franchisees benefit from a trusted brand, multi-level insurance representation, leading edge technology, centrally managed claims processes, and scaled purchasing power. Fix Auto USA is a member of Driven Brands, the largest automotive services company in North America. Visit FixAutoUSA.com to learn more.
About Driven Brands
Driven Brands™, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the largest automotive services company in North America, providing a range of consumer and commercial automotive needs, including paint, collision, glass, vehicle repair, oil change, maintenance and car wash. Driven Brands is the parent company of some of North America’s leading automotive service businesses including Take 5 Oil Change®, Take 5 Car Wash®, Meineke Car Care Centers®, Maaco®, 1-800-Radiator & A/C®, Auto Glass Now®, and CARSTAR®. Driven Brands has more than 4,700 locations across 15 countries, and services over 50 million vehicles annually. Driven Brands’ network generates approximately $1.9 billion in annual revenue from more than $5.3 billion in system-wide sales.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL AUTO BODY COUNCIL®
The National Auto Body Council® is the premier organization of collision industry partners dedicated to strategic networking opportunities that positively change lives in the communities we serve. The collaborative membership of the National Auto Body Council® has gifted more than 3,000 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for some 5,000 First Responders and is helping educate students and adult drivers in communities around the country through NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC® Drive Out Distraction program. That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC® membership dollars. The National Auto Body Council® is changing the paradigm of how the collision industry works. For more information, visit www.NationalautoBodyCouncil.org.