ASA Announces Benefit Agreement with RepairPal

Members Get Preferred Pricing on Leading Customer Acquisition Program

BEDFORD, TEXAS, Aug. 18, 2009 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced a new member benefit agreement with RepairPal, a provider of automotive repair and maintenance information to the motoring public. The agreement provides a 10 percent discount on AppointmentsPlus products to eligible ASA member businesses.

RepairPal’s AppointmentsPlus is a leading online customer acquisition solution for automotive service and repair shops. AppointmentsPlus brings in new customers and grows automotive businesses by promoting local repair shops to consumers who need service on their vehicles.

“ASA promotes the level of service and professionalism our visitors desire,” said David Sturtz, CEO of RepairPal. “We are excited to feature ASA’s high-quality shops for our rapidly expanding user base.”

RepairPal covers the entire nation and supports more than 100 of the most common services for the top 40 car makes. AppointmentsPlus targets consumers based on their car model, location and service needed, and connects them with a local quality service or repair shop.

“The association is pleased to offer ASA members one more way to cost-effectively acquire new customers through our new partnership with RepairPal,” said Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive. “We’re always striving to help consumers find our members’ shops to keep their businesses going. By working with innovative companies such as RepairPal, we’re ensuring our members an even greater chance of reaching the motoring public in need of quality service and repair.”

RepairPal delivers free, “instant” RepairPrice estimates via the Web and its popular iPhone mobile application. The site strives to provide accurate auto repair and maintenance information available anytime, anywhere, with knowledge provided by factory-trained and ASE-certified technicians. Its patent-pending system provides more than 70 billion unique repair price estimates for 96 percent of passenger vehicles and every ZIP code in the United States. Founded in 2007, RepairPal is headquartered in Emeryville, Calif.

To learn more about becoming an AppointmentsPlus sponsor, go to http://repairpal.com/aplus-asa. To learn more about ASA’s 35-plus member benefits or how to join ASA, visit www.ASAshop.org or call ASA’s membership department at (800) 272-7467, ext. 295.

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry. ASA’s headquarters is in Bedford, Texas.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative Web site at www.TakingTheHill.com.

Media Contacts:
RepairPal:
Erica Zeidenberg
800-969-9204 x5
pr@repairpal.com

ASA:
Angie Wilson
(800) 272-7467, ext. 216
angie@asashop.org