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RepairPal's Certification process is our way of standing by you during every step of the auto repair experience. Certified Shops honor fair price estimates - and are bringing trust and transparency to an industry not known for it.

With the transition from winter to spring, while most people are looking forward to sunshine and warm weather, mechanics are looking forward to pothole season...

Breaking News! Shattered News? However you call it, we're talking about glass! There comes a point in car ownership when your windshield or door glass needs attention. Maybe it's just pitted from years of rock blasting on the highway. Or maybe your rear door glass just caught a knuckle-ball from the neighbor's kid. Either way, your auto glass is going to need repair or replacement. 

When it comes to the price of auto repair, all states are not created equal. And while you may be shelling out the big bucks for a latte or an apartment in places like New York, you may be surprised to find that getting your car fixed there is relatively affordable.

While the RepairPal blog is a great place to find out why our cars are the way they are and work they way they do, you may not always find what you are looking for here. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for, you might want to check out the newly revamped RepairPal Encyclopedia.

This week, AP writer, David Pitt, offered some tips on how to find a great mechanic in an article that appeared in the San Francisco Examiner and MSN Money, among other outlets. Pitt interviewed RepairPal CEO, Art Shaw, and the article speaks to many of the issues important to RepairPal, including fair estimate prices and finding quality shops.

Recently, Audra Fordin was named the first “Female Service Shop Owner of the Year” by the Car Care Council Women’s Board. Fordin is the first female owner/operator of her family’s automotive repair business, Great Bear Auto Shop, in Flushing, NY, which has been in the same location since 1933.

When you go the repair shop or dealership, you want to be prepared and have everything you need. We know that feeling of not being ready, so we've created the RepairPal checklist to take with you. Never again do you have to go to the repair shop without the information you need right there in your hand.

A picture is worth a 1000 words, right? That could not be more true when it comes to auto repair. Everyone has heard of an alternator, but where is it exactly? How does coolant really flow through an engine? While we do our best to provide you with content that is clear and concise, sometimes words aren’t enough. We are excited to announce a partnership with Clear Mechanic, an interactive, Web-based software platform that allows service centers to visually explain repairs to customers. Clear Mechanic created images and videos for repair shops so they can actually show customers what they are going to do and where in the vehicle the repair is taking place.

Repairpal announces the addition of new estimates to our RepairPrice Estimator. These new estimates are part of a group called "Diagnostic Services". These new estimates provide you with a price for the diagnosis of many different common issues that occur. Along with the estimate we include a list of common symptoms related to the issue, best practices used by the shops and customers to identify and receive the best value for your money and some common issues to look out for to make sure you're not taken advantage of by unscrupulous repair shops.