The 2019 Edition of Methodological Guide for Social Garages Edition 2019
The PSA Foundation and the Engineering Agency to develop the Social and Solidarity Economy (Avise) publish the 2019 edition of their Methodological Guide dedicated to Garages Solidaires.

This guide allows all solidarity garages to benefit from best practices, fruits of operational considerations and experts in solidarity economy.

It now includes environmental standards, the specificities of intervention on electric vehicles.


Advice on the economic models of solidarity garages, the diversification of their activities and the interaction with their ecosystem enrich this new version.


Support program for social garages 

Since 2011, PSA Foundation has been supporting social garages throughout France. Already 87 projects have been supported!

Social garages support people in social, professional and / or financial difficulty by allowing them to maintain, repair, rent or buy their vehicle at a solidarity rate. As integration workplaces, located in rural and sensitive areas, they also train people in insertion to automotive mechanics. Social garages have to deal with very important social needs with limited human and logistical capacity.

Since 2017, PSA Foundation has been offered social garages previously supported an accompanying program, in partnership with Avise (Agency of engineering for Social and Solidarity Economy development).

This annual accompaniment program includes:

  • Collective seminars on topics chosen by social garages themselves;
  • Practical tools built in session, between social garages, with the support of experts, then published for the benefit of all on the web sites of the PSA Foundation and the Avise

Tools, methods and good practices built together with social garages:

  • a methodological guide which identifies the different steps to follow in order to create a social garage and offers practical sheets (material conditions to launch the project, conditions of safety and cleanliness of the workshop, tools ...);
  • an interactive map which allows to localize easily the social garages in France (Say-Yess website).