Sites You Can Use - March 12, 2009

Are you one of the many motorists on the road sick and tired of the expenses and exhausting process of fixing your car? If so, is one of many sites on the web that provides local repair estimates and advice from certified mechanics.

"Our goal has been to inform the consumer and educate them before they get the service done and answer any questions that they might have," said Davis Sturtz of

To get an estimate, all you have to do is select the make and model of your car, its year, and problem. And, will return an estimated price range for your repair based on databases for your zip code. also gives you useful information on the nature of your problem, including what to look out for and a list of common problems & possible recalls with your vehicle, including rating & owner reviews

"I was like, this is great. It tells you how much you should expect to pay for parts and services and it tells you what is all included in the service," said Ebony Hawkins.

The site also features a blog with posts that offer advice and information on tropics ranging from understanding the repair process to advice on trusting a repair facility.

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