RepairPal Partners With Cars.com to Provide Auto Repair Content

May 5, 2009 – Emeryville, Calif., RepairPal (www.RepairPal.com), the award-winning destination for auto repair and maintenance information, and Cars.com, the leading destination for online car shoppers, today announced a content integration partnership.

“We are excited to be working with Cars.com,” said David Sturtz, CEO and co-founder of RepairPal. “Now visitors to Cars.com can easily access our comprehensive ownership and repair information. This is especially helpful content for Cars.com visitors who are in market to buy or sell a vehicle.”

RepairPal will join forces with Cars.com to deliver a unique experience for consumers needing automobile repair and ownership information. The two companies will work together to deliver a co-branded site, free to consumers.

Key features of the co-branded RepairPal and Cars.com site include:

  • RepairPrice Estimator. Delivers accurate, “instant” auto repair and maintenance estimates.
  • Common Problems. Our expert technicians share known issues for each specific make and model.
  • Quality Mechanic Q&A. Provides car insight and solutions from ASE-certified mechanics.
  • Comprehensive Auto Shop Directory. Empowers drivers to find a great local mechanic, features user-ratings and reviews.
  • Helpful Auto Ownership Content. Features “How To’s” and helpful hints, problems to be aware of, recalls & TSB information, and an in-depth encyclopedia of automotive terms.

"Through our new relationship with RepairPal, we are able to offer consumers innovative auto repair content, making Cars.com a comprehensive destination for all of their automotive needs. For our advertising clients, this relationship will deliver a more engaged and satisfied audience in the car ownership and repair category, the fastest growing segment in the automotive space,” said Mitch Golub, President, Cars.com.

RepairPal has received prominent national media recognition from Consumer Reports, The Wall Street Journal, 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
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 covering 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 Cars.com
Cars.com is the leading destination for online car shoppers, offering credible, easy-to-understand information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car. With comprehensive pricing information, side-by-side comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and a large selection of new- and used-car inventory, Cars.com puts millions of car buyers in control of their shopping process with the information they need to make confident buying decisions. Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures, LLC, which is owned by leading media companies, including Belo (NYSE: BLC), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Company and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).

Media Contacts:
RepairPal:
Barbara Gnos
800-969-9204 x106
pr@repairpal.com

Cars.com:
Steve Nolan
312-601-5163 (Consumer Media Inquiries)
snolan@cars.com

Brian R. Hannan
312-601-5519 (Industry/Trade Media Inquiries)