RepairPal Launches Only Online Scheduled Maintenance Pricing Estimator for Top 40 Car Makes

October 7, 2009, Emeryville, Calif., RepairPal (http://repairpal.com), the leading destination for auto repair and maintenance information, today launched the only online source of complete pricing information for scheduled maintenance services for the top 40 makes of cars, including the additional services that are most frequently recommended by mechanics and manufacturers. By incorporating the additional services with pricing for parts and labor, RepairPal provides all the information consumers need to easily determine how much they should pay for a regular service.

Auto manufacturers provide several different maintenance schedules for every vehicle -- a basic "normal" schedule in the owner's manual, as well as additional details about "severe" services to address differences in climate, driving habits, and other adverse conditions. Because of this complexity, consumers can see a wide range of prices and offerings at local shops and dealerships.

Mechanics often recommend additional services that make standard estimates practically impossible to establish. These extra services are usually based on individual customer's driving habits, geography (weather conditions can affect which parts may wear out faster) and special uses (such as towing trailers), and can significantly affect the final price of a regular maintenance visit.

"We spent fourteen months conducting research and employed sophisticated database modeling to develop our scheduled maintenance estimates," explained David Sturtz, CEO, RepairPal. "We also consulted with our many experts to determine the other services that are typically recommended at each mileage interval under various conditions. The result of our efforts is a free, accurate and user-tailored product that's unique within the industry."

To use the new estimator simply go to repairpal.com, get an estimate for your vehicle, then select one of the service intervals listed under "Scheduled Maintenance" in the top left corner of the service selection pop-up menu. RepairPal provides scheduled maintenance estimates for all of the more than 6,000 vehicles under coverage and includes maintenance intervals up to 150,000 miles.

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, 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 almost all 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 (Northern California, Nevada & Utah), 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 by auto enthusiasts and experts, RepairPal is headquartered in Emeryville, CA. For more information, please visit http://repairpal.com.