Who We Are

Getting an oil change at Full Circle Service Center can help change lives.

Full Circle Service Center is a subsidiary of Vehicles for Change (VFC), a nonprofit organization that awards working low-income families with donated cars. Our auto shop is unique because it is a social enterprise that gives the community the opportunity to be an active participant in changing lives just by bringing their vehicle in for service.

Full Circle provides affordable prices and a labor rate that is almost 30 percent less ($69.99) than most repair shops in the area. Funds generated from the Full Circle directly support the mission of Vehicles for Change to empower families with financial challenges to achieve economic and personal independence through car ownership and technical training.

The VFC Maryland Training Program

The Full Circle Service Center training program is an automotive reentry internship which gives trainees the opportunity to get hands-on and classroom instruction during the course of the internship students will test to receive their ASE certifications afterward, they will receive job placement with partner employers as well as other employment resources. Former graduates of the program have been employed by dealerships, trucking companies, and national auto repair shops. 

Upon completion, graduates are connected with automotive job opportunities.
Some of our most notable graduates include:

  • Christopher White

    Christopher White is now a full-time employee at Antwerpen AutoWorld in Randallstown, Maryland. While training at Full Circle, White was able to sharpen his skills as an auto technician as well as a team leader. White was also awarded a car through VFC’s recipient program.

  • Chris Mathias

    Former trainee, Chris Mathias, is employed as a service writer for Vehicles for Change. He was promoted to a full-time position with the organization after training in the service department at Full Circle.

  • Valerie King and Perry White

    Valerie King and Perry White, both graduates of the VFC training program were also successfully placed as automotive technicians at dealerships in Maryland as well.

  • Larry Ford

    Larry Ford, the first person to graduate the VFC training program! Ford went on to work as a diesel mechanic for K. Neal International.

The VFC Detroit Training Program

The Full Circle Service and Training Center located at our Vehicles for Change Detroit Office, 14486 Gratiot Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48205, provides automotive training, ASE certification, and job placements in the automotive sector to the low-income and unemployed population in Detroit. 

Contact Full Circle Service Center

At Full Circle Service Center, we provide service with a heart by helping our customers maintain and protect one of their biggest investments—their cars. Our affordable rates, coupled with our honest and friendly customer service, sets us apart from other repair shops. To learn more about our services or schedule an appointment simply give us a call or visit our Contacts page.