Free Oil Change




...the Love of Christ and Grace given by Jesus to those in need: the Free Oil Change Ministry is a partnership with Trinity Lutheran Church.

Free Oil Change Day each year is the last Saturday in September; September 29th for 2018.

You can participate with us in providing this needed service by joining one of these teams:

•    Reception Team and Drivers - each guest is welcomed and registered on the Free Oil Change Day, as their car is moved to the staging area
•    Oil Change Team - usually a team of two individuals with tools
•    Car Wash/Clean Team
•    Safety Check Team - tire pressure and vehicle codes and recalls
•   Used Oil Recycle Team - collecting and preparing oil/filters for recycling
•    Buyer Team - Obtaining and organizing - matching oil/filter set with each vehicle
•    Staging Driver Team - moving the vehicles from one changing station to other stations

Please go to SignUp Genius to volunteer. 

If you would like to sponsor one of our Guests for $20, simple purchase a ticket at "Free Oil Change Ministry Funding" --an ticket source
Who receives Free Oil Changes?

"Single Parent Families", as well as for those receiving Medicaid, or Michigan Bridge Card assistance often need a vehicle to gain access to their health and welfare services.  Maintaining that car is important, but not often possible due to limited funds and other more important - human based - needs, such as food and medications. A Free Oil Change is available to those families in need - without any requirement for them other than to respond. Each year a Free Oil Change Certificate is distributed by the Macomb County Community Mental Health office through the many client service offices in the county.  The clients who obtain a Certificate respond by scheduling an appointment on the day/date indicated and by arrving on time.

Where do we change the oil?
The Free Oil Changes are completed on site in the Utica United Methodist Church parking lot.  Each Oil Changing Team must have its own tools. Ramps, ground covering, towels, oil supplies and recycling, filter supply and recycling, etc. will be provided.