Retail Garage

Repair your car...Change a life! 

Our retail garage is open to everyone! Call 802.861.2990 or email to schedule an appointment with Cameron Stommel our service manager.

Repairing your vehicle at Good News Garage in Burlington, Vermont, will not only help you and your car -- it will also support a neighbor. Proceeds from our full-service garage fund programs that assist low-income Vermonters with transportation to and from work, medical appointments, daycare and other life needs.

GNG’s technicians are pros at helping you understand what repairs you need, why you need them and how much they will cost you. From simple oil changes and state inspections to full auto repairs, we service any make and model.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone bring their car to Good News Garage Retail Garage?

Yes! The Retail Garage is open to the public. Anyone can bring their car in. Getting your vehicle serviced and repaired supports Good News Garage's mission of providing low-income families through New England with reliable and affordable transportation. 

Where are you located?
We are located at 331 North Winooski Avenue (the old bus barn) in Burlington's Old North End. If you are coming from downtown Burlington, we are on the left before the Riverside Avenue intersection and the Community Health Center. We're behind Pho Hung restauant and a laundromat, across from the Salvation Army and Sam's Furniture.

What are your hours?
We are open from 8am to 5pm for pick-up or drop-off, or you can use our convenient key dropbox to drop off your vehicle outside those hours. Call 802.861.2990  or email to schedule an appointment.

How much do you charge?
We charge $75 an hour for labor. An oil change costs $35 (not including tax) for most cars. A Vermont state inspection costs $50.

Why are you doing this? I thought you were a nonprofit.
It's an oppportunity for Good News Garage to offer the Burlington community a much-needed service, and at the same time support our Vermont social service programs for low-income families. This is what's called a "social enterprise." Some other examples of nonprofit social enterprises in the community would be the Red Cross providing classes and trainings; food pantries and shelters running cafes or selling cookies; the Salvation Army selling donated goods.

Why should I bring my car to Good News Garage?
Your patronage supports Good News Garage's mission of providing low-income families through New England with reliable and affordable transportation. As a nonprofit that’s been serving Vermont for 20 years, Good News Garage is a trusted community partner. 

Call 802.861.2990  or email to schedule an appointment today!