Cars.com has made a strategic investment in RepairPal, a leading online source for auto repair. Cars.com is now in a very strong place to further development in the service category with solutions for consumers seeking help and advice on maintaining their business. It also provides dealers with a way to boost their service business. As consumers rely more on Cars.com through its research, advice, and reviews, the company sees a real opportunity to transform the repair category and give vehicle owners credible advice when it comes time to service or repair their car, says Mitch Golub, Cars.com president.
RepairPal provides fair price estimates, expert advice from certified mechanics and the most comprehensive, verified auto shop directory online and via mobile app for a listing of its certified RepairPal Top Shops. “More than 86 percent of cars on the road today are past warranty. At a time when vehicle owners are holding onto their cars longer than ever, it’s critical that they have access to high quality independent information about repairs, maintenance advice and associated costs,” said RepairPal CEO, Art Shaw.