Car-Fi - Springfield  417-882-5511

Car-Fi - Nixa  417-725-3366


Community and Affiliations


About Us        Affiliations        Our History

Mobile Electronics Specialists of America (M.E.S.A.)


MESA – Mobile Electronics Specialists Of America is the 12 volt industry's first and only member-owned retailer marketing and selling group. By bring together many small independent dealers to form one large buying group, M.E.S.A. members are able to negotiate lower prices from vendors and manufacturers. This helps level the playing field against the large corporate big-box stores.

MESA works hand in hand with select manufacturers and vendors to insure it's members purchasing power and support. The vendor partners include an impressive collection of companies. They include industry leaders such as Rockford Fosgate, Kenwood, Pioneer, JL Audio, Voxx Electronics (Audiovox, Jensen), Hertz, Escort, Directed Electronics to name a few.


Car-Fi's involvement with MESA and it's buying group enables us to offer our customers the same or better prices than they will find in the national consumer electronics chains. When you do business with a MESA member like Car-Fi, you not only get the best possible price on the product you want, you are also get the personal customer service you deserve.

When you deal with a MESA member, you're working with true professionals. Being a MESA member gives an independent dealer access to an entire support network of the best and most experienced individuals in the industry. M.E.S.A. alsdo provides members with a wide variety of marketing materials including fully produced TV commercials, radio advertising & printed materials.


Car-Fi’s President Rick Snelson was a founding member of the MESA group.

Play It Forward SWMO


Play It Forward SWMO, a chapter of Play It Forward Musical Foundation in St. Louis was created in 2015 because the music and art programs in our local schools were struggling. There had to be a way to assist the the children that had a desire to play music. Lower income school districts don't have it in their budget to provide instruments so children can play in the school band. And many families that have children attending these schools are financially unable to buy or rent instrument for their kids to experience the positive effects of music education.

Play It Forward SWMO's mission is to ensure children in SW Missouri are provided with the opportunity to discover his or her musical talents. Learning an instrument provides children a fun, educational and safe activity - all while helping to develop their young minds


Play It Forward SWMO knew many people probably have old band and orchestra instruments, drums, guitars, instrument accessories, music stands, and more just collecting dust in their spare rooms,  basements, attics and closets. Their goal is to get those instruments out of the homes and into the schools, where they are desperately needed. This is where you come in.


When you donate an instrument you no longer use to Play It Forward SWMO, they take them to Springfield Music, a corporate sponsor, clean and repair them. Then they give them new homes with children that want to participate in the music experience but can't for lack of an instrument. Donations can be done at any one of the drop-off locations or Play It Forward SWMO affiliated local events. Drop off locations include Springfield and Nixa Car-Fi stores along with Springfield Music.


Car-Fi President Rick Snelson along with long time area musician and member of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Ruell Chappell were the driving force behind establishing the local chapter. Car-Fi's webmaster and social media director built the organiztion's website and helped them start their Facebook page.


For more information about Play It Forward SWMO or to find out how you can help through instrument on monetary donation, visit the Play It Forward SWMO Website

Springfield’s Best


Springfield’s Best, Inc. encourages the public to conduct business with reputable, locally owned or managed companies that operate with honesty, integrity, ethical behavior. This supports the Springfield MO community by keeping their dollars in the local economy. Car-Fi’s President Rick Snelson was the founder of Springfield’s Best. The organization’s members have joined forces to:


Serve as a forum for members to share marketing strategies, resources and ideas in an environment that promotes networking and activities that build positive relationships among fellow members.

Spotlight members and the quality of their individual businesses, thus improving the marketing image and position of all members and giving them a competitive edge in the Springfield marketplace.


Build reciprocal business among members.


Keep Springfield’s retail, service and professional dollars in the Springfield economy.


Conduct cooperative public relations and promotional-type programs to enable members to compete effectively with chain stores in Springfield.

Springfield Area Chamber Of Commerce

Nixa Area Chamber Of Commerce


Car-Fi is proud to be a member of the both the Springfield and Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce. These organiztions are dedicated to promoting growth and developing business that will enhance their communities as a desirable place to live, learn, work, shop and play.

Better Business Bureau of Southwest Missouri (BBB)


BBB sets standards for ethical business behavior and monitors compliance. They help consumers identify trustworthy businesses and those that aren’t. The BBB ensures that high standards for trust are set and maintained. BBB Accreditation is an honor – and not every business is eligible.

Businesses that meet their high standards are invited to join BBB. Businesses deemed to meet Accreditation Standards are presented to the BBB's Board for review and acceptance as a BBB Accredited Business. Car-Fi is honored to have achieved an A+ rating from them.

Car-Fi - Springfield


1600 S. Glenstone AVE

Springfield MO 65804

Car-Fi - Nixa


1252 N. Bryan Drive

Nixa MO 65714

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