Retail Garage

Repair your car...Change a life!

The best place to repair your car in Burlington! Our retail garage is open to everyone!


Good News Garage’s technicians are pros at helping you understand what auto 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.

Repairing your car 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.

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.

Where are you located?

We are located at 331 North Winooski Avenue (the old bus barn) in Burlington's Old North End. Coming from downtown Burlington, we are on the left before the Riverside Avenue intersection and the Community Health Center. We're behind Pho Hong restaurant and a laundromat, across from 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.

The repair garage is an opportunity for Good News Garage to offer the Burlington community a much-needed service, and at the same time support our programs for low-income families with what's called a "social enterprise." Some other examples of nonprofit social enterprises in the community would be the Red Cross providing trainings; food pantries and shelters running cafes or selling cookies; or 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 21 years, Good News Garage is a trusted community partner. Call 802.861.2990 or email to schedule an appointment today!