RepairPal Announces Partnership With AutoNation to Deliver Service Appointments
April 7, 2009 – Emeryville, Calif., RepairPal (www.RepairPal.com), the leading destination for auto repair and maintenance information, announces a strategic partnership with AutoNation (www.AutoNation.com), the nation’s largest auto retailer. The partnership will deliver targeted auto service appointments to AutoNation’s 253 retail establishments.
“We look forward to participating in RepairPal’s AppointmentsPlus Network,” said Greg Manson, VP Service Operations at AutoNation. “RepairPal’s precisely targeted offering brings us the type of new customers we want.”
Consumers benefit from RepairPal by quickly finding high-quality repair shops they can trust to work on their specific car model. “Partnering with a world-class operation like AutoNation gives our users the assurance they’re getting quality service when their car needs repair, and proves that our solution scales with the largest organizations,” said David Sturtz, CEO RepairPal.com.
Auto repair shops appreciate the easy and efficient leads that come in as live phone calls from customers who need service. Shops avoid wasted time on the phone because the customers are targeted by location and car make. Plus, when consumers already have an estimate from RepairPal, they don’t have “sticker shock” when they get the exact quote from the shop, and are less likely to go “shop around” to see if it’s a fair price. All this adds up to an easy and efficient way to bring in additional profitable business and create satisfied long-term customers.
RepairPal has received prominent national media recognition from Consumer Reports, The Wall Street Journal, AARP, Newsweek, The New York Times, CNET, The Washington Post, and major TV broadcast networks. Awards and accolades include PC Magazine Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites, LAPTOP Magazine Top 50 Web Tool, New York Times’ App of the Week, and Apple’s Staff Favorites.
About RepairPal’s AppointmentsPlus Network
RepairPal’s industry leading AppointmentsPlus Network is the first auto service appointment network covering the entire nation and supporting all car makes for both dealer and independent repair shops, precisely targeting repair shops based on the consumer’s car model, location, and service needed. High-quality dealer and independent repair shops that want to participate can email RepairPal at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Award-winning RepairPal is the only automotive resource delivering free, “instant" RepairPrice Estimates via the Web and its popular iPhone mobile application. RepairPal provides the most accurate auto repair and maintenance information available anytime, anywhere, with knowledge provided by ASE-certified mechanics. It also has the most comprehensive user-rated directory of auto repair shops and dealerships. RepairPal’s patent-pending system provides over 23 billion unique repair price estimates for 98% of passenger vehicles and every zip code in the U.S. Founded in 2007, RepairPal is headquartered in Emeryville, CA. For more information, please visit www.RepairPal.com.
About AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, Inc., headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is America's largest automotive retailer selling nearly 450,000 vehicles each year, and was named "America's Most Admired Automotive Retailer" for 2007. AutoNation is America's largest provider of factory-authorized vehicle parts and services, generating $2.5 billion of parts and service revenue in 2008 - more than any other single retailer. A component of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index, AutoNation has approximately 20,000 full-time employees and owns and operates 331 new vehicle franchises in 15 states. For additional information, please visit http://corp.AutoNation.com or www.AutoNation.com, where more than 70,000 vehicles are available for sale.
Barbara Gnos for RepairPal