Cars.com launches new product to help people trust mechanics

by Doug Pitorak
April 23, 2015

[ibimage==46771==Original==none==self==ibimage_align-center]Cars.com, an online destination founded in 1998 for car shoppers, now supplements its buying and selling resources with a platform for transparent auto repair.

The Chicago-based company, which nets more than 30 million monthly visits to its web properties, announced this week the launch of Service & Repair, an online service designed to help users easily locate the best auto care for their vehicle.

Users can search for services near them. They can consult consumer reviews, and they receive a detailed cost estimation of any services or repairs. Essentially, the Cars.com Service & Repair tool aims to help consumers find service they can trust.

“Most people can relate to the anxiety that occurs when the ‘check engine’ light comes on. Thoughts of expensive repairs and worst-case scenarios fill your mind,” Joe Wiesenfelder, Cars.com executive editor, said in a statement. “That apprehension is warranted because drivers spend nearly $1,000 per year maintaining their car. With the launch of our revolutionary Service & Repair feature, we aim to help relieve some of the stress that affects drivers when they see that little red light illuminate.”

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