I do not know the first thing about car repairs or even when I should get routine maintenance done on my car. Plus, when I do take my car into the shop I am always leery of the mechanics quote wondering if it is a fair and reasonable price. So having something to give me guidance on shops in my area, estimated price of services, and something to help me keep track of routine maintenance is definitely needed. That is why I am happy that I was able to review the RepairPal 2.0. This app does all of that and more!
After you download RepairPal 2.0, it will take you on a tour to show you everything the app has to offer.
Find a Shop- Find shops and dealerships near you
Get Estimates- Know how much your repair or service should cost and what to ask
Manage Your Car- Track what’s bee done and what is coming up
Raodside Assistance- Free access to their roadside assistance network. Pay only when you need it.
Knowing that I am overdue for an oil change, I decided to do a search on RepairPal 2.0 to “Find a Shop.” After putting in my zip code and the mile radius I wanted to include, it gave me a list of of shops in dealerships within that radius. Each shop has the phone number and address listed. I like that I could just click on the phone number, and it would automatically dial the shop for me. RepairPal 2.o also lists details about the shop like hours, affiliations, and amenities. There is also reviews for the shops from previous costumers.
During my search on RepairPal 2.0 I was able to find a shop to get my oil changed that is family owned and operated, takes triple A, is family friendly, and has great ratings. I also know that the cost is a fair price because their quote of $34.95 was within the RepairPrice Estimate of $27 and $62 that RepairPal 2.o gave me.
In the MyCar section of the app, you can write notes to yourself about the car, add repair estimates and even add your favorite shops. You can also keep track of your repair history which can be very helpful when you go to a new shop and they want to know the cars repair history.
I thought the RepairPal 2.0 is over all a helpful app. I loved being able to get estimates of exactly how much I should expect a service to cost when I get the quote at the shop. I also loved that I could search for different shops in my area and that the shops listed had not only the contact information, but also listed details like “family friendly” or that they take Triple A. I did wonder however, why all of the shops are not listed. There are several places right next to my house that were not included including the dealership that I purchased my car. I also think they should add tire shops to the list of shops in “Find Shops.” I am really in need of new tires and thought that would be helpful information to have in a car repair app as well.
The RepairPal 2.0 Mobile app sells for US$4.99. Click here to purchase the RepairPal 2.0 Mobile App or to learn more about it.
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