Arkansas Educator Surprised with Free Vehicle Repair this Holiday Season

Christmas comes early as CARSTAR Arkansas Collision Center celebrates local trailblazing teacher with free auto body repair

Springdale, AR, (January 11, 2022) – This holiday season, CARSTAR Arkansas Collision Center surprised Helen Tyson Middle School teacher, Denice Parkhurst, with a free auto body repair.

“We wanted to do something special this holiday season for the hardworking educators of Springdale,” said Lindsey Smart, owner, CARSTAR Arkansas Collision Center. “Teachers keep our communities moving forward not matter the obstacles we face. The last thing educators should have to worry about during these challenging times is their cars.”

Nominated by Taura Smith, Arkansas winner, Denice Parkhurst, is a teacher at Helen Tyson Middle School. Smith’s nomination highlighted how selfless, kind, and dedicated Mrs. Parkhurst is to her students and community.

“Mrs. Parkhurst is a deserving nominee because she puts everyone’s needs before her own. Both of my children have had her as a teacher, and she is filled with positive encouragement from the moment you walk into her presence. Not only does she teach, but she is also heavily involved in her church and community. I can’t think of a better way to show her how much she is appreciated than having her car fixed.”

This recognition of teachers continues the brand’s longstanding reputation of giving back to the regions it serves. CARSTAR is North America’s leader in collision repair excellence, visit to find a location near you.




CARSTAR is North America’s largest franchise network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities with more than 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. CARSTAR has maintained its commitment to give back to the communities it serves through a variety of fundraising initiatives, including raising over $4 million for cystic fibrosis research, care and advocacy across North America. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchise partners and interested parties should contact 844-906-9764 or visit


About Driven Brands Driven Brands™, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the largest automotive services company in North America, providing a range of consumer and commercial automotive needs, including paint, collision, glass, vehicle repair, oil change, maintenance and car wash. Driven Brands is the parent company of some of North America’s leading automotive service businesses including Take 5 Oil Change®, Meineke Car Care Centers®, Maaco®, 1-800-Radiator & A/C®, and CARSTAR®. Driven Brands has more than 4,300 centers across 15 countries, and services over 50 million vehicles annually. Driven Brands’ network generates approximately $1 billion in revenue from more than $3 billion in system-wide sales.