Wheels to Work

Wheels to Work

W2W: Who can apply for a car?

  • Family Promise Guest
    • or a family referred from a partner agency program
  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • The driver has minor children in custody
  • Blount County resident
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain insurance
  • Proof of employment

W2W: Why is there a lien on the vehicle?

There is a lien for 12 months. The auto insurance company reports to us if the insurance has been paid and is current.

If a driver does not complete the 12-month program the driver will surrender the car and it will go to another driver.

The driver receives the title free of lien after completing the 12-month program.

This is not a gift – the objective is to learn skills that will increase self-sufficiency:  Paying on time, getting the oil changed (or other basic maintenance), communicating with Family Promise if there is a problem with the vehicle etc.

Budget: ? Who do I call if I need a budget and financial counseling?

To obtain a Wheels to Work car the driver must complete an approved financial counseling/budget program.

The following are the approved list of partners and resources

  • Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Find a Class
    • several area churches have this program, or there is a virtual option

W2W: AAA?

AAA is provided by the Wheels to Work program for one year.

Our partner is Bruce Smedberg at AAA West Knoxville  call him for the Family Promise rate!

W2W: Where can I get car insurance?

You may use any insurance agent or company you choose as long as we have up-to-date cards on file.

Minimum Required Tennessee Car Insurance Coverage

Tennessee drivers must carry the following required minimum car insurance coverages and limits:

  • Bodily injury liability: $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident
  • Property damage liability: $15,000 per accident
  • Uninsured motorist bodily injury: $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident*
  • Uninsured motorist property damage: $15,000 per accident*

 

Get Quotes:

David Anderson Shelter Insurance

Geico

General

 

W2W: ? Where can I get my oil changed for free? ?

Beech Grove Baptist Church Car Care Clinic

? 3rd Saturday of the month

? March – October

1519 Topside Road

Louisville, TN 37777

(865) 977-4544

Partner Agency/Resources

Budget: ? Who do I call if I need a budget and financial counseling?

To obtain a Wheels to Work car the driver must complete an approved financial counseling/budget program.

The following are the approved list of partners and resources

  • Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Find a Class
    • several area churches have this program, or there is a virtual option

W2W: ? Where can I get my oil changed for free? ?

Beech Grove Baptist Church Car Care Clinic

? 3rd Saturday of the month

? March – October

1519 Topside Road

Louisville, TN 37777

(865) 977-4544