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Providing Tools for Life: The Story of Project Wreckless

By Kimberlea Buczeke, May 23, 2017

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RepairPal is working every day to bring trust and transparency to the auto repair industry. We’re dedicated to the people who use our website, but also to our community and beyond. Where we’re located helps with this important mission. Based in San Francisco, RepairPal has the opportunity to not only be at the cutting-edge of innovation, but also help those who align with what RepairPal strives for every day: a force for good.

That’s why we’re so excited to learn about Project Wreckless.

Project Wreckless is a nonprofit based in San Francisco dedicated to providing tools for life for inner city youth. The organization takes at-risk young people in the area and instructs them on classic car restoration. The kids get to touch every aspect of the learning experience, from wrenching and welding to budgeting and time management, while walking away with an appreciation and knowledge for the car and the work they put into the fix.

So, what happens after the program? The incredible rides they fix up go directly to auction, with the money cycling right back into the organization for the next group of youths.

As written on their website, “Project Wreckless is a quantitative, results-driven program at its core. The transformation of the car from a rusted pile of parts to a one-of-a-kind show car is a tangible metaphor for the impact Project Wreckless will have on its participants."

We’re excited to support Project Wreckless in San Francisco and beyond as they train the next generation of skilled automotive technicians. Do you live in the Bay Area and want to help support Project Wreckless? Join the RepairPal team at the Project Wreckless Gold Tie Gala on Thursday, June 1st at the historic Old San Francisco Mint Building (Fun fact: this historic building once held a third of the United States’ money!)

Learn more about the event and purchase tickets here.


RepairPal is working to mend the lack of trust consumers have in the car repair industry by providing them with in-depth knowledge and resources that connect them with dependable and reliable car repair shops near them.

Our goal is to establish an auto repair process that is less stressful and much more trustworthy for everyone involved. Our website hosts a car repair Estimator that gets rid of that "ripped-off" feeling. We also provide matches to local Certified shops that are guaranteed to do repairs with quality parts, a fair price, and a trained, awesome staff.

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