LOS ANGELES — Mobile car repair and maintenance service provide RepairSmith Inc. is partnering with CarAdvise L.L.C., an online marketplace for vehicle maintenance and repair, whose members will now have access to RepairSmith's at-home services.
CarAdvise members can schedule appointments, approve and pay for services, and view their service history online. Under the RepairSmith partnership, CarAdvise members will have access to at-home vehicle service for the first time.
"CarAdvise is very excited to expand our network offering mobile mechanics through RepairSmith," CarAdvise Founder and CEO Greg Tepas said.
"We believe in offering our members freedom of choice to service and repair their vehicles based on what's important to them including price, convenience, or other factors. Offering the ability to come to our customers with a mobile mechanic is a part of our strategy, and we look forward to expanding with RepairSmith as they grow in new markets."
RepairSmith continues to offer "No-Contact Car Repair" to minimize contact between car owners and technicians by practicing social distancing during appointments. Technicians also clean high-touch areas in the vehicle and wear a mask and gloves to all appointments, the company said.
"We are proud to partner with CarAdvise, who shares our vision of modernizing the car repair experience with convenient and transparent service," Dave Pributsky, senior vice president of strategic partnerships at RepairSmith, said.
"As RepairSmith expands to new locations this year, we are excited to grow our network of strategic partners."
RepairSmith offers complete car repair and maintenance service at-home for car owners and on-location fleets. All RepairSmith technicians are employees of the company and drive custom-outfitted vehicles stocked with tools and equipment.
The CarAdvise platform allows users to compare prices for maintenance services at thousands of shops throughout North America. The company said consumers and commercial fleets receive upfront discounted pricing when booking through CarAdvise, using its proprietary technology to approve and pay for services suggested by the shop real-time.
CarAdvise only recently added a tire-shopping component to the platform's range of services.
CarAdvise also lists Firestone Complete Auto Care (and Firestone's Tires Plus and Wheel Works associated stores), TBC Corp.'s NTB and Tire Kingdom chains, Icahn Automotive's Pep Boys and AAMCO networks, Sears Auto Centers, Monro Inc.'s various brands and Meineke Car Care Centers among its affiliated retail partners.