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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Works for me Wednesday


Car repairs! No one likes them. It seems things break when it's the worst time. On top of being without a vehicle, there is a bill coming when it's fixed.
I recently found a great website that's really helpful for anyone that owns a car. The name of the site is RepairPal. Here are a few ways you can use this site.
  1. One of the things you can do is check out car repair shops near you. Click on Find a shop and put in your zip code and the make of your car. It will then show you the places near you and give you a rating for the shop and some of them have reviews from customers. While looking at that section I discovered a bonus - some of the places had coupons for things like 10% off your repair bill!
2. You can use this site to keep track of your car repair history. Click on my car and you will be able to put in information about what repairs and maintenance you have done.

3. Get estimates on repairs, by putting in your car make and the type of repair you need done. It's nice to check what a repair should cost you.

4. The car info tab gives you information about recalls or problems, and it also lets you ask questions that other members may be able to answer.

5. A section called Encyclopedia gives all kinds of information about different areas of your car. You can go into it and check for information on things like buying tires, saving money on insurance and more.

I was really amazed at all this site has to offer. RepairPal works for me and it's free!
For more tips, visit Kristen at We are THAT Family.

10 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

You always share the BEST tips Mari. Thank you : )

Nancy said...

Thats pretty cool, good thing to know about.

Musicaljean said...

Hmmm, somebody's making money off that website. I wish it were my hubby!

Becky said...

One of the things I'm dreading about moving is having to find a new repair shop that we can trust. Maybe this site will help. Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

I always have to see what works for you on Wednesday, and this is another good one, especially for women!

Sharon said...

What a wonderful tip.
I always hate car repairs and this sounds like a good one for women to know.
Have a nice day

Brooke said...

our cars are getting up there in age. i'll have to get this link to my husband. :)

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a great tip! I am going to check it out.

Thanks for sharing!

~ Tracy

*Honest Abe said...

The Internet is important. And one can find something there about anything...

Cherdecor said...

We take our cars to MusicalJean's brother's Auto Shop. He is the BEST! It is nice to live in a community where you know the business people. That is one good thing about living in Lancaster County.

I have sent this post on to my friends. It is a great tip!