Empowers Car Owners with Fair Repair Cost Estimates, Local Repair Shop Directory and How-to DIY Guides On-the-Go
Carson, CA –September 14, 2010 – AutoMD.com (www.automd.com), the most comprehensive and unbiased free online auto repair resource, and winner of best automotive website of 2010(1), today announced the launch of the AutoMD Mobile iPhone App. Designed to empower car owners with the information they need to get fair repair cost estimates, the best shop for their needs and step-by-step DIY repair guides – whether by the roadside or at the repair shop – AutoMD Mobile is the most comprehensive and unbiased free auto repair app available.
“American car owners spend over $200 billion in car repairs every year, yet 88% of car owners surveyed say they have felt overcharged when getting their car repaired – and our data shows that they are probably right,(2)" said AutoMD.com President Shane Evangelist. “Now, with the AutoMD Mobile App, car owners can have peace of mind by literally ‘knowing on the go’ what their vehicle repair should cost and the location of nearby shops able to service their needs. And, if they are DIY’ing it by the roadside or in the garage, the app provides quick access to step-by-step how-to repair guides.”
AutoMD Mobile for iPhone is easy to use and empowers car owners to:
– Get Fair and Objective Car Repair Prices on thousands of jobs, including real-time, vehicle-specific parts pricing
– Find a Local Repair Shop from a database of over 400,000 shops with labor rates, matched for geography, specific job type and affordability
– Know How-to Make the Repair with access to thousands of easy-to-understand "How-to-Repair" guides with step-by-step instructions for the most common repair jobs
AutoMD Mobile is part of AutoMD.com’s mission to serve as an advocate to empower car owners with the best and most affordable way to repair their vehicles — whether they’re using a repair shop or are part of the growing population of DIYers. Unlike other repair sites, AutoMD.com does not rely on revenue from repair shops or dealerships, so car owners can rest assured that AutoMD Mobile shop listings are completely unbiased and designed to help car owners choose the best, most affordable shop for their vehicle issue.
AutoMD.com Mobile App for iPhone is available free-of-charge for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (with operating system 3.1.3 or later) at the iTunes App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/automd-mobile/id369361977?mt=8). For more information visit http://www.automd.com/iphone-auto-repair.
AutoMD.com™ (www.automd.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Auto Parts Network, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRTS), is the most comprehensive and unbiased free online automotive repair resource designed to empower car owners with the best way to repair their vehicles. Backed by a team of automotive data specialists and certified auto mechanics who are advocates for the car owner, AutoMD.com allows both car owners and DIYers to 1. Diagnose car problems, 2. Know how much auto repairs should cost, 3. Understand the steps needed and the time it should take with How-to Auto Repair guides, and 4. Find the right local auto repair shop at the right price for their issue and 5. Get your auto repair questions answered by the AutoMD.com community. AutoMD.com was named Best Automotive Website in the 8th annual American Business Awards, also known as the Stevie® Awards. AutoMD Mobile is available for the iPhone at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/automd-mobile/id369361977?mt=8.
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