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Matt’s Automotive Service & Giving Hearts Day 2023!

Matt’s Automotive Service first opened its doors in 2009, offering full-service auto repair, along with collision and autobody repairs and full-service detailing. Since the start, the business has grown to open five locations in the FM area and five in the Twin Cities metro area, totaling 10 automotive repair facilities.

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Matt Lachowitzer, President. Photo by Geneva Nodland

Matt’s Automotive Service has collected a variety of awards showcasing their reliability and quality, including:

  • Best Auto Care
  • Best Customer Service
  • Best Workplace
  • Best Autobody
  • Best Auto Glass
  • Best Auto Accessories (on more than one occasion)
  • Matt was named Top Automotive Shop Operator in the Country in 2021 by Ratchet+Wrench Magazine

Nearly 100 team members are employed, with plans for that number to continue to grow through top-notch guest experiences, opportunities for team members to grow and giving back to local communities.

A key value for the business is to be a pillar in the community, and living that value out is important to Matt himself. In 2021, Matt’s Automotive Service hosted a year-long food drive for the community. Matt has been involved with the food pantry for a few years and has even served on the board. After witnessing the kind of impact of something as simple as receiving food had on the people in the community, he saw an opportunity to give.

“We wanted to do something that impacted our community for the year, not just around the holidays. We thought about it and decided our goal was to fill a semi [truck]. That semi equates to about 26,000 lbs of food, and we knew it was what we wanted to do. We provided a free full synthetic oil change and tire rotation for a bag full of nonperishable goods, and we achieved our goal of filling a semi in late December.”

Because his business can offer services (or, talents) like oil changes and tire rotations, Matt was able to utilize that to create an opportunity and incentive for people to donate items to fill the truck.

Giving Hearts Day 2023

It is important to look at the best way to give, for both businesses and individuals, be it through their Time, Treasure or Talent.

Why do you think this is important for everyone to consider the best route, and why is it important for your business?

Giving back to people whether it be your time, talent or finances is important as you never know the impact it can have on a person, family or community. By helping others, you are making the world and community a better place, and helping others by lifting them up and providing resources in a time of need. I can personally say that through the numerous things we have done as a company, seeing people’s lives changed and seeing them become stronger has been awesome. It is also great when you have a culture of giving, as it becomes more powerful and the team gets involved and welcomes helping others.

– Matt Lachowitzer

Looking ahead, Matt’s Automotive Service is planning a few events for single parents and teachers in the summer/fall of 2023! Learn more about the company and keep an eye out for upcoming charitable and community events on their website at mattsautoservicecenter.com

1234 1st Ave N, Moorhead, MN
(218) 477-0696
Facebook | @MattsAutomotive

Written by Geneva Nodland

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