RepairPal Partners with Bosch Service Centers for Top Quality Automotive Repair
August 27, 2009 - Emeryville, CA, RepairPal (http://repairpal.com), the award-winning web and mobile service that directs tens of thousands of educated customers to quality auto repair facilities every day, today announced an agreement with Robert Bosch LLC, the largest global manufacturer of original equipment automotive parts and systems. The agreement will introduce RepairPal’s services to the nearly 1000 Bosch Service Centers across the United States. In addition, RepairPal has been added to Bosch’s vendor partner program, and RepairPal’s AppointmentsPlus service will be a key benefit for Bosch Service locations.
RepairPal’s AppointmentsPlus service delivers new, ‘in-market’ customers in need of immediate repair services to quality shops and dealerships across the U.S. Every customer coming from RepairPal or one of its affiliates, has realistic expectations of what a specific repair on their car entails and will cost. This reduces a customer’s need to shop around and leads to less ‘sticker shock’, higher rates of satisfaction and more repeat business.
“We’re particularly excited about working with Bosch because their stringent program requirements focus heavily on technical training and customer service, which helps both the shop owners and their customers,” said David Sturtz, CEO of RepairPal, “These are exactly the types of shops the visitors to our site want to work with.”
Michael Lippman, Bosch Service Concept Manager, added, “We are pleased to recommend RepairPal to our members as an immediate and effective way to connect with potential customers. RepairPal uniquely addresses a wide range of repairs and geographies, for both web and mobile device users. This strategic alliance will provide our members with a state-of-the-art service for cost-effectively acquiring new customers.”
About RepairPal's AppointmentsPlus Network
RepairPal's AppointmentsPlus is the leading customer acquisition service for the automotive repair industry, covering the entire nation and supporting the 100+ most common services for the top 40 car makes. It targets consumers based on their car model, location, and service needed, establishes reasonable expectations regarding what's typically included and how much it will cost, and delivers them to a quality local shop or dealer. For more information go to http://repairpal.com/aplus-bosch.
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, built by its team of factory-trained and ASE-certified technicians. RepairPal's patent-pending technology generates more than 70 billion unique RepairPrice estimates for 96 percent of passenger vehicles and every zip code in the country. It also has the most comprehensive directory of auto repair facilities in the U.S. and a proprietary database of each model's common problems.
RepairPal is an Approved Vendor for the Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) and a Member Benefit for the Automotive Service Association (ASA). It has established partnerships with AAA, CustomerLink, Cars.com, Bosch, ACDelco, Belo Interactive, AutoNation and Gabriels Technologies. RepairPal has won awards from Apple, The New York Times, PC Magazine, LapTop Magazine and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Founded in 2007, RepairPal is headquartered in Emeryville, CA. For more information, please visit http://repairpal.com.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 280,000 associates generated sales of 45.1 billion euros ($66.4 billion) in fiscal year 2008. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3.5 billion euros ($5.7 billion), or eight percent of its sales revenue, for research and development and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.
In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy and healthcare. Bosch employs nearly 24,000 associates in more than 70 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with reported sales of $8.6 billion in fiscal 2008. For more information on the company, visit www.boschusa.com.
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