Cruising Through Car Repairs

 

Forget the silly Car Talk guys on NPR. Trevor Traina, MBA 96, has created a new way to get help with car maintenance and repairs: DriverSide.com.


For years, websites have helped consumers buy and sell cars. But DriverSide is designed to help drivers stay on top of maintenance after they buy their cars. The San Francisco company closed $5.3 million in funding in March.


DriverSide users can email tricky questions to certified mechanics, determine what standard repairs should cost in their area, and find a mechanic from a directory of almost 250,000 shops. Registered users also can receive alerts on recalls and routine maintenance. You canít count on Car Talkís Tappet Brothers to do all that.


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