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By November 7, 2019February 20th, 2020Auto Body News

Just before Veterans Day, more than 100 veterans and their families will get keys to newly refurbished vehicles as part of Progressive’s seventh annual Keys to Progress® event. The vehicle giveaways occur on November 7 at more than 60 locations across the country, including Progressive offices and authorized vehicle repair facilities.

Four CARSTAR collision repair facilities are joining forces with Progressive to present vehicles to deserving veterans in their communities, including:
·        CARSTAR Northeast in Williamsville, NY
·        CARSTAR Eastern Hills in Brooklyn, NY
·        CARSTAR ColorMagic in Columbus, OH
·        CARSTAR Action Collision in Euclid, OH

Progressive’s Keys to Progress program offers military families reliable transportation to help them get back on the road and move forward in life. Collectively, by the end of this year’s events, the program will have provided more than 700 vehicles in 7 years to veterans and veteran organizations. CARSTAR has presented more than a dozen vehicles to veterans in need through the program.

Progressive’s Keys to Progress® program is a reality, thanks to the following organizations:

  • National Auto Body Council™ member body shops volunteer staff, resources and thousands of hours of collective time to repair the vehicles free-of-charge to veterans.
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car provides the first six months of insurance for each donated vehicle. Policies are written by Progressive.
  • Veracity Research Co. Investigations, a veteran-owned and operated organization, helps support the recipient selection process each year.
  • Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA)donates some of the vehicles and provides a powertrain 12-month protection plan for most donated vehicles.
  • The Original 1-800-Charity Cars, donates resources to facilitate titling and registration of vehicles for recipients.
  • Pep Boys provides a one-year routine maintenance package – including oil changes, wipers, tire rotation and more – for each donated vehicle, available through any of the nearly one thousand Pep Boys service locations, as well as car safety kits.
  • Copart, a salvage partner, donates some of the vehicles.
  • Local charities help to identify veteran recipients in each region.

For more information on Keys to Progress, visit or #KeysToProgress.


CARSTAR is North America’s largest network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities with some 700 locations in 35 states and 10 Canadian provinces. A part of the Driven Brands family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands, CARSTAR delivers national scale, premier vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, CARSTAR has maintained its commitment to give back to the communities it serves through a variety of fundraising initiatives, including raising over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and has made fighting cystic fibrosis its cause, North American wide. For more information visit and follow on Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchise partners and interested parties should contact 844-906-9764.