RepairPal Listed Among LAPTOP’s Top 50 Web Tools of 2008

RepairPal Listed Among LAPTOP’s Top 50 Web Tools of 2008 & Awarded Runner-up for This Year’s Emerging Technology Award

Significant Kudos for RepairPal in Less Than Six Months from Launch Date Demonstrates Industry Credibility, Recognition and Consumer Interest in Service

December 9, 2008 – Emeryville, Calif., – RepairPal (, the leading source for auto repair and maintenance information, today announced recognition from two respected publishers in the industry: LAPTOP Magazine and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by such venerable publications and included with such innovative companies,” said David Sturtz, CEO and co-founder of RepairPal.

LAPTOP named RepairPal as one of the best Web applications of 2008 and is included in LAPTOP’s “Top 50 Web Tools 2008” feature in the November issue showcasing a single winner in each of 50 different categories. Other winners include Gmail, Hulu, LinkedIn, Meebo, Mint, Netvibes, and Photoshop Express. The feature commends RepairPal, “Adding a little Web 2.0 to your automotive life, RepairPal calculates estimates on repair costs for … both OEM and aftermarket suppliers.” LAPTOP, the industry-recognized authority on mobile technology, delivers in-depth reviews and exclusive insights into what’s next in technology.

Additionally, RepairPal was chosen as only one of two finalists for the 2008 Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal Emerging Technology Awards in the Internet Technology category. RepairPal was honored at a special Awards event on December 4, 2008 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The Emerging Technology awards were created by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, an award-winning weekly newspaper in Silicon Valley.

About RepairPal

RepairPal is a free, easy-to-use online auto resource that provides the most accurate and complete information on auto maintenance and repair available to consumers. RepairPal’s service helps consumers save money on their cars by providing fair service price estimates, a comprehensive auto shop directory with user reviews, and expert insights from ASE-certified mechanics. Leveraging data that was previously available only to professional automobile technicians, RepairPal provides critical, objective information so consumers can make informed repair decisions throughout the entire ownership cycle of their vehicle. RepairPal’s unique, patent-pending system relies on multiple sources of proprietary data to provide accurate repair price estimates for most major and minor repairs on 98% of passenger vehicles in the U.S. RepairPal was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Emeryville, CA. For more information, visit: