Wichita CARSTAR Auto Body & Collision Repair Shops
One of the key tenets of Wichita CARSTAR philosophy focuses on caring for our auto body repar customers and the Wichita, KS community. We have demonstrated this through our support of the Wichita community.
Domestic Violence Survivor Receives Gift of Transportation
Wichita, Kansas –A domestic violence survivor received keys to a four door sedan in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
A 2012 Chevy Impala was donated to a single mother from Wichita, as part of the Recycled Rides™ program. Recycled Rides™ is a community service program where body shops repair and donate recycled vehicles to families in need. Collision Specialists CARSTAR repaired and refurbished the car. State Farm Insurance donated the salvage vehicle to the program.
A.J. Pickering, general manager for Collision Specialists CARSTAR, said body shops frequently see cars that are written-off or totaled by either the owner or the insurance company and sent to salvage yards. “Many times all these vehicles need is some body work, mechanical repairs or TLC to get them road ready and safe to drive,“ Pickering said. “We are grateful that State Farm Insurance generously donated this salvage car for our shop to repair.”
Pickering said many other businesses and organizations donated to make this gift possible. Businesses that provided donations of parts and services include: Keystone Automotive, LKQ Corporation, CARSTAR technicians, Grizzly’s Glass, Arrow Wrecker, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, BASF, Charity Cars and the National Auto Body Council.
Homeless Family Shelter Receives Gift of Transportation
St Anthony’s Family Shelter received a mini-van to help homeless families and the shelter’s transportation needs.
A 2005 Saturn Relay was donated to Catholic Charities of Wichita on Sept 24th as part of the “Recycled Rides” program. “Recycled Rides” is a community service program where body shops repair and donate recycled vehicles to families in need.
Collision Specialists CARSTAR West location repaired and refurbished the van. AAA Allied Group donated the salvage Saturn to the program.
Donating parts and services to make this Recycled Rides possible were: Denton Auto Salvage, BASF, FinishMaster, Auto Hail Repair, The Windshield Shop, Charity Cars and the technicians and staff at Collision Specialists WEST location.
First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.)
The Wichita Kansas locations of Collision Specialists CARSTAR ha been hosting training for first responders since 2010.
Our auto body repair shops have trained over 200 fire fighters free of charge on all the new technology in vehicles and techniques they need to know for extrication. This is a project of the National Auto Body Council.