Holidays 2017 Drive & Thrive

Car Giveaway & Toy Drive:


Thank you to all who entered or nominated someone for our Holidays 2017 Drive & Thrive Car Giveaway. Our panel of community leaders, spearheaded by representatives of Cypress Assistance Ministries, has chosen a deserving Cy-Fair family to receive our fully restored Chevrolet Impala.

The giveaway car will go to a local family of 5. The mom is an Army veteran. The winning family was greatly affected by Hurricane Harvey, which flooded the family’s two vehicles as well as their home. Worse still, the family’s income was lost because there was no way to sustain a landscaping business without an SUV or truck to pull the heavy equipment needed to go about the work.


After assessing the family’s hardships and needs, Elite Auto Experts presented a generous offer to the winners: Choose between the fully restored Chevy Impala (the original giveaway vehicle) AND a Chevrolet Suburban in top condition. The family chose the Chevy Suburban! Not only will this SUV ease the burden of transportation, but it will also help the family get back to its landscaping business.

The winning family will be presented with the keys to the Chevrolet Suburban on Dec. 14, 2017.



This contest is now closed and entries are no longer accepted. The winner of the Holidays 2017 Drive & Thrive car giveaway will be announced later this month. Watch this page for updates!

What’s in YOUR stocking?

It’s the most wonderful season of all, and it’s time for a holiday car giveaway!

We have teamed up with Cypress Assistance Ministries (CAM) for the

Holidays 2017 Drive & Thrive toy drive and car giveaway



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About the Car Giveaway

The wonderful elves at the Elite Auto Experts workshop are busily restoring a 2013 Chevrolet Impala to perfect condition. When our elves are finished doing their magic, this vehicle will look and drive like new! The fully restored Chevy Impala will then be awarded to one lucky local winner in mid-December…just in time for the holidays.

And while the kids will be excited to get a new car, just wait ’til they see the bonus surprise hiding in the trunk:

Toys, toys, and more toys!

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  • You are a resident of zip codes 77065, 77095, 77429, or 77433
  • Your household contains a child or children entering grades K-12 for the 2017/2018 school year
  • Your current vehicle is unsafe, in dire need of major repairs, or otherwise unsuitable for transportation
  • You are 18 or older
  • You are in possession of a legal, valid driver’s license
  • You complete the official application

Submit your own entry or nominate someone who deserves a ride!


How to enter

Complete the form at the link below for yourself, a neighbor, a family member, or a co-worker!

The deadline for entries and nominations is

Friday, December 1, 2017

The winner will be announced early December, followed by the official giveaway ceremony on December 14, 2017, at 10 a.m.

The winner MUST BE PRESENT to accept the vehicle.


The small print

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win. Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Read the full car giveaway rules here.

How you can help

Let’s fill the Impala to the brim with fun toys and useful gear for boys and girls of all ages! We appreciate donations of the following items:

  • New toys & gadgets in original packaging
  • New clothing items: jackets, tennis shoes or sneakers, boots, shirts & jeans, etc.
  • Gift cards to restaurants and department stores

Elite Auto Experts does NOT accept food items!

About the Toy Drive

Let’s all do our part to ensure that EVERY family in our community experiences the joys of the season!

CAM provides toys for approximately 950 children at Christmas and relies heavily on the generosity of the community to do so. All eligible recipients are given gifts for their children, food for their family, and a baking basket which provides an opportunity for parents to make cookies or cakes with their children – a holiday activity many of the children served by CAM have never experienced.

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What’s needed

  • Toys for all ages (don’t forget the teens!)
  • Gift cards and monetary donations
  • Bicycles, and more bicycles
  • Gift baskets
  • Wrapping paper, tape, bows, gift boxes/bags, and tags
  • Toiletry items


How you can help

  1. GET IN THE GIVING SPIRIT: Donate toys, gadgets, gift cards, and cold-weather clothing by dropping them off in the lobby of Elite Auto Experts, 17130-B FM 529, Houston, TX 77095. Items (including food) can also be dropped off directly at CAM, located at 11202 Huffmeister, Door #5.
  2. FIX YOUR CAR, SPONSOR A KID: For every vehicle that receives collision services at the Elite Auto Experts body shop between now and December 1, 2017, we will play Santa Claus for one local child, donating presents to brighten his or her holiday season
  3. WHEELS AGAINST CHILLS: Get a FREE tire alignment if you donate a winter jacket or boots by December 1, 2017!

Donated items will be delivered to CAM on December 2, 2017.

About Elite Auto Experts

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We are a family-owned, family-operated automotive repair business located in northwest Houston. Earlier this year, we moved to a new location (just next door to our longtime home!) and added paint and body repair services to our list of offerings in an effort to deliver a complete tool chest of services for your vehicle. We pride ourselves on first-rate, honest service provided by top-of-the-line technicians.

About CAM

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Elite Auto Experts is honored to partner with Cypress Assistance Ministries, an established and trusted local charity organization dedicated to lending a hand to those who need it. For more information, please visit