Car Care
Ministry

One clinic day that ensures safety and freedom

Car Care clinics give widows the opportunity to receive basic care maintenance from people they trust.

Why to host

The Car Care Ministry is designed to help the widowed women of your church and community with basic car care needs such as: washing, vacuuming, oil checks, fluid checks, belts and hose inspection, tire pressure and checking the car for any needed repairs. The widow can receive free, proper care and valuable advice concerning her car’s condition.

How to host

After you’ve recruited a knowledgeable volunteer team, schedule a “Car Clinic”. These are designated days/times for your volunteer teams to preform routine car maintenance and spot any potential problems with widows’ vehicles.

Contributing Creators

A special thank you to Asbury United Methodist Church’s Men’s Ministry for sharing their wisdom and materials in the creation of this ministry guide.

This ministry guide includes:

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  • Car Care Clinic Form
  • Car Care Ministry Equipment List
  • Pit Crew Member Profile Form
  • Sample Flier for Clinic
  • Sample Volunteer Letters
  • Sample Volunteer Recognition
  • Sample Volunteer Recruitment Flier
  • Sign up and Duty Stations
  • Systems Checklist

Volunteer Positions

Ministry Leader(s) 

  • Leaders will post fliers and identify volunteers for the car care ministry. 
  • Assign volunteers to positions and inform the volunteers of what is required.
  • Create and print the duty stations, car care checklist and liability forms.

Equipment 

  • Equipment volunteers organize the needed supplies for the car care clinic. A complete equipment list is provided to assist you. 
  • Volunteers will set up the equipment at each station.

Host 

  • A hospitality room is set up to “host” the ladies as they wait for their cars.
  • A hospitality room will have refreshments and fellowship with the volunteers and other ladies. 

Greeters 

  • Meet the ladies at their car, help them with the paperwork, and take them to the hospitality room. There should be a minimum of 2 volunteer greeters (1 for each lane). 
  • Take the car to station one along with the completed paperwork. 
  • Greeters will pick up the completed car at station three, return the car to the owner, and pray with her. 
  • Help the ladies check mirrors for proper alignment. 

Station 1 

  • There will be a minimum of 4 people at station 1 (2 for each lane). 
  • Systems will be checked at station 1. 
  • Review Car Care list for system check details. 

Station 2

  • There will be a minimum of 4 people at station 2 (2 for each lane). 
  • Interior will be cleaned at station 2. 
  • Review Car Care list for interior cleaning details.

Station 3 

  • There will be a minimum of 4 people at station 3 (2 for each lane). 
  • Exterior will be cleaned at station 3. 
  • Review Car Care list for exterior cleaning details. 
  • Station 3 volunteer will give greeter completed paperwork and car. 

Car Care Clinic Stations

Station 1 (Systems Check) 

  • Check Fluids 
    • Oil 
    • Transmission 
    • Windshield Washer 
    • Power Steering
    • Coolant
    • Brake Fluid 
    • Air Filter
  • Check Other 
    • Belts
    • Hoses
    • Tire Tread, Pressure & Spare
    • Battery Posts
    • Windshield Wipers
    • Signal, Lights & Horn

Station 2 (complete an interior cleaning) 

  • Vacuum/Clean
    • Floor
    • Seats
    • Trunk
  • Wash (Windex) 
    • Inside Of Windows
    • Rear-view Mirror
    • Interior Vanity Mirror
    • Ashtrays (Front & Back)
    • Back Window Area
    • Armor All (As Appropriate)
    • Dashboard
    • Door Panels
    • Inside Door Tracks

Station 3 (clean the exterior of the car) 

  • Wash & Dry
    • Vehicle Body
    • Tires & Wheels
    • Exterior Windows
    • Side View Mirrors
  • Armor All 
    • Tires
    • Bumpers