Win a Free $1000 Repair! Enter the #FixMyCar Contest

October 28, 2014

Having car trouble and don’t want to pay for it? Has a bad mechanic taken you for a ride? RepairPal is here to help with the #FixMyCar Contest!


We’re giving away a free auto repair to a lucky Grand Prize Winner worth up to $1,000 at any RepairPal Certified shop! Just tell us what’s wrong with your car and why you deserve to win

Here’s how to enter on Twitter or Facebook:

Send out a tweet or wall post telling us about your car problem and why RepairPal should pay for your repair, using the hashtag #FixMyCar @RepairPal to make sure we see your entry.

Tip: Be creative! Photos and videos are welcomed. You can enter as many times as you would like. The tweet or post can be funny, sad, or heartwarming—up to you!

The RepairPal panel of judges will vote to determine the best entry. 

Bonus: RepairPal wants everyone to win! All entrants will receive a $10 off coupon for their next auto repair from a RepairPal Certified shop. We have over 900 locations nationwide - FIND A SHOP.

Spread the word to anyone who might be in need of auto repair! Deadline for entries is December 31, 2014. 

May the best tweet or status update win!

More information:

Official Rules

Contest FAQ

About the Author

monicavohara is an automotive expert at RepairPal, the leading online source of auto repair resources and estimates. With many ASE Master certified mechanics on staff who have decades of experience, RepairPal knows all the fine points of car repair.

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By , November 07, 2014
2000 Saturn about repairstruts
By , November 08, 2014
repair seiling job on a SLK 350 2006 Mercedes need help do on the driver side there's one bolt behind oll filter top of motor is there a gear rod the oil filter it's ride or rod gasket tobe replaced
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By , November 13, 2014
Make sure to put your entries on Twitter or Facebook with "#FixMyCar @RepairPal" to enter the contest. Thanks!
By , March 02, 2015
We just purchased a 2006 Chevy Uplander. We got it incredibly cheap because we needed it, other car engine blew, I have been out of work since 2009 and now have RA. There is some front body damage to the van, and the left side head lamp needs go be replaced. There are so many "FIX THIS" alerts coming on, we're not sure what should be addressed first, of course the head light needs to be done and oil changed. I think it needs new plugs and wires. Traction system needs to be serviced. I know I'm forgetting things I have to get these things fixed as cheaply as possible because of my health issues. Any advice you can give as to what, where we should start first? Thanks!
By , March 19, 2015
Crank sensor recall on 2003 350Z's does not apply to all cars of that year. Gave a Nissan service dept. my vin number and my car was not on the list
By , March 22, 2015
Shop on Repair Pal certified Gateway Tire and Auto Svc in Ridgeland MS. Did major repairs gaskets seals valve cover and oil pans back 4 times still have oil leak they found loose bolts something still rattling. Mngr went ballistic didn't want to touch my car again we'll give your money back go somewhere else. Senior citizen mortified numb afraid to drive. Oil puddle on garage floor. I've been a customer of Gateway Auto years various locations. They have left me hanging. Hurt disappointed scared to drive vehicle. Sent from my iPhone
By , April 08, 2015
2002 Olds Aurora with erratic idle speed. Where is the idle control module and is it hard to replace?
By , July 01, 2015
I have a leak at back of mt engine and im losing water fast...just had a intake manifold put on two months ago but i see no leak coming from it...helllllpppp
By , August 17, 2015
My baby daughter who is a single mom and pregnant owns a 2003 Saturn vue that has been sitting at the garage for a month! The mechanic can't seem to fix it. He said she needs to bring to a dealer. She don't have enough money for that. She is a hard working mom that also takes care of me! Her disabled mother. Her cue would throw fits and not start.then about a month ago it just broke down right in front of this garage. The mechanic there did a tune up. He put it one the computer and it keeps telling home that different wires are misfiring!! He can't fix it!! He did a lot of other work to it also. What does my 23 yr. Old daughter have to do?? We have no money BC she lost her job BC she had no way to get there!! We live in the mountains of Pennsylvania. There is no public transportation here. I don't own a car. Now we have no way to get food shopping or to the doctors! Please email me @ jacquita thank you
By , June 26, 2016
My name is Kerri I have always worked on my own cars My brother taught me back in 1990 Tune-up, Brakes, how to check fluids. I now own a 2007 pt cruiser, bought it last year. It had been sitting for a year so a few things needed to be done Replaced cam sensor I replaced spark plugs Air filter Oil change Radiator flush In the last 6 months i have Done back brakes/pads Bought new Battery Put new Bulbs for rear brake lights I just looked on YOUTUBE Step by step so easy. My Air Conditioner isnt working I live in fresno ca I would really like to get this done professionally Over all i always try to save money and do the labor myself. Which always brings gradification every time. Plus, i love learning new things working on my car is no big deal. I have close friend, when i dont understand how to , he shows me step by step.