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November 17, 2017

CARSTAR – Keys to Progress 2017

Carstar - Keys to Progress 2017




Military Veterans and Families to Receive Special Vehicle Donations in Appreciation of Their Service

CHARLOTTE (October 25, 2017) – This Veterans Day, a number of the country’s veterans and their families will be driving away with refurbished cars, courtesy of Progressive® Insurance and the National Auto Body Council (NABC).  On November 9, Progressive Service Centers and CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts are honoring veterans across the country in this fifth annual vehicle giveaway event.  In association with the NABC’s Recycled Rides® project, the Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, along with several national and local partners, is donating vehicles to these heroes in appreciation of their service.

This year, four CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts locations in Connecticut, Illinois, New York and Ohio are participating in the giveaway.

“Recycled Rides is a labor of love for our CARSTAR store owners,” said Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR North America. “With transportation, these veterans and their families have access to basic necessities many of us take for granted like medical treatment, jobs and education. We are proud of those who are honoring our nation’s military members by helping restore these vehicles.  What Progressive has done in putting on this program is an incredible example of how the collision industry can come together to help make these deserving heroes lives better.”

Participating CARSTAR stores include:


  • CARSTAR ColorMagic Collision – Columbus, OH
  • CARSTAR Pete’s of South Windsor – South Windsor, CT
  • CARSTAR Troy – Troy, OH
  • CARSTAR Eastern Hills – Williamsville, NY


Keys to Progress is one of the single largest donations of vehicles in the history of the Recycled Rides program.



CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts— a part of the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands — is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities with more than 500 locations in 32 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR delivers national scale, consistently high-quality vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings; all repairs are backed by a national warranty and service guarantee.   CARSTAR was named the No. 1 largest MSO in North America by The Romans Group LLC and ranked 106th on Franchise Times® annual Top 200™ ranking of the largest franchise systems in North America.  For more information visit and follow us on Facebook and twitter.

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