How Points and Badges Work

What are RepairPal Points?
Every day at RepairPal.com, we receive car repair questions from people around the country. To acknowledge and reward the community of users who participate in answering these questions, we are introducing RepairPal Points. Below we've included information about the different levels, the point values needed to reach those levels, and a description of how points are accumulated.

How do the Levels work?
In the automotive field, the common progression for automotive technicians is to start out as an Apprentice and work for up to four years learning the necessary skills to become a Journeyman. After another four to six years and with enough training, one can become a Master Technician. We have modeled our levels to mimic this progression.

Badge

  Levels

Points Needed

rookie

Rookie

0–49

car enthusiast

Enthusiast

50–99

apprentice technician

Technician

100–249

journeyman technician

Journeyman

250–999

master technician

Master Technician

1000+


How Do I Accumulate Points?

There are several ways to score RepairPal Points. If you sign up and validate your account, add a photo and some information about yourself, and write a few car reviews, you can accumulate up to 85 points! However, to get to the higher levels, you will need to participate in the Q&A. We will reward users who are the first to answer a question and when the community finds your answers helpful, you will be rewarded even more points.

  Actions

Points

Create a New RepairPal Account

25

Validate Your New Account via Email

10

Complete Your RepairPal User Profile

25

Create a MyCar Page

10

Submit a New Problem Report

5

Review a Vehicle (Up to 5 Reviews)

5

Be the First to Answer a Question

2

Adding a "Me Too" to an existing Problem Report

2

Answer a Question That Has an Answer

1