Vehicle Purchase and Repair Loans

Vehicle Purchase/Repair Loan Program

Door-Tran's Vehicle Purchase/Repair Program began January 2, 2014 to allow income-eligible individuals to purchase or repair a car so that they are able to get to work, school, etc. Eligibility to receive a loan is measured by household income that meets 150% Federal Poverty Level (FPL) or below, the person must be employed a minimum of 20 or more hours per week, and complete a budget assessment. A breakdown of the income levels and additional eligibility information for a NO interest loan is listed in the Vehicle Loan Application

Vehicle Purchase Loans can be provided for purchase with a dealership or private party. All loans must pass blue book and vehicle inspection before the loan is approved by the Mobility Manager Assistant. 20% down payment required; assistance may be available for those who qualify. The Purchase Loan has up to a 24-month payback schedule and may be up to $5,000.

Vehicle Repair Loans can only be provided for work being completed at a certified garage. The blue book value of the vehicle will also be checked in addition to review of two written estimates. A 20% down payment is also required and assistance may be available for those who qualify as well. The Repair Loan has up to a 12-month payback schedule and may be up to $750.

For more information please contact Door-Tran staff at
(920) 743-9999 or [email protected].

"This program is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as authorized under 49 U.S.C. § 5311 Formula Grants of Other than Urbanized Areas (5311) (CFDA 20.509)

Vehicle Repair Grant Program

Door-Tran serves Door County residents with vehicle repair grants to meet their need for reliable transportation. The Mobility Manager will help eligible clients secure a grant for up to $500 to repair their vehicle. Clients who are eligible for the vehicle repair loan will not be considered for grant funding. Funds are limited and distributed on a first-come first-served basis. Vehicle Repair Grant Application


"Many, many thanks for your help getting a car. As I sit quite a bit higher in this car-I need to thank you for moving me up in the world. Blessings."

"There is a lot to say about mobility in our area, as for many in rural areas, it can be very hard to come by. I had work around the county. Everything seemed to be looking up, until I started missing jobs, due to unreliable transportation. When my tax return came, I purchased a vehicle for $3000. 3 months later, the engine blew. I was left with nothing. The staff at Door Tran has been helpful and compassionate without judgement and got me into a vehicle quickly. They are there to help, and that is what did for me. I was even referred to as a "success story". Reliable transportation is a lifeline, and a key to so many successes."

"Thank you so much for helping me and the boys get one more step forward in our journey. It's a wonderful thing you all do and we are so grateful to your program. We are all doing great!"

"You have been a Godsend for our family! Thank you for everything you have done for us! No words can express my appreciation!"

"This program is an absolute life saver. As a family of 6 it's so hard to finance a vehicle with affordable monthly payments and Door-Tran has made the impossible possible. The care and support shown by the program and staff is unmatched in my opinion. If we have an issue arise, instead of receiving late fees, staff is understanding and works with us to defer a payment if necessary. Not having to worry about having a reliable vehicle eliminates so much stress from our lives. We couldn't be more grateful."

 "I just want to say thank you! I want you to know that getting this car is the strength I need to keep moving. 9 years I was married & it was not a good marriage. Every day was a matter of survival & the survival of my kids. I finally got the strength to file for divorce and it was final in spring. Ever since I filed, every day gave me strength to keep moving forward. I slowly was able to put money in savings, the kids and I were moving forward. In summer, I got the news he passed away (my ex-husband). That was like a wrench thrown in a fan, but I knew I had to keep going. Getting approved for this loan and you working with me to get it done is a sign that I'm gonna be okay! Things are finally - I think - going in the right direction. Thank you so much for taking a chance with me!"