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RepairPal is a website that strives to “take the mystery out of auto repair”! I don’t know about you, but when my car breaks down, I have no idea what to do. I don’t know where to look under the hood and I’m completely blind as to what might be wrong with my car. When I take my car to the repair shop, they could tell me fake parts and say that more is broken than actually is an charge me an arm and a leg. I recently took my car in for a brake job and I think I might have been taken advantage of.

RepairPal was created in 2007 by a group of automobile enthusiasts and the site allows you to get a rough estimate of how much a repair should cost for your particular car, another link lets you find a repair shop in your area, can get detailed reviews and car info (more on this below), there is a car encyclopedia, you can manage your car and repairs directly online, and you can search through a ton of different car models and repairs. You need to find a Dallas auto repair shop? Just click on the link and search.

I want to spotlight the Car Info section of the website. Here is an example page from it: Chevrolet Silverado . Each info page includes ratings and reviews, questions and answers, common problems, recalls and TSBs, and owner reviews. RepairPal has pages like this for every car that you can think of. Thinking of buying a new or used car? It might be a good idea to look it up here first.

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