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Vehicle Information Content Website

Published 11/01/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

DriverSide is a website dedicated entirely to car owners. Through DriverSide, users can get the answers they need about car repair and related questions. The site is also designed to help users ensure they are not over paying for service and making good decisions about car purchases and repairs. The site includes reviews and advice, vehicle prices, and parts and accessories information. Users can even get help from the DriverSide community to find the answers to their car questions. DriverSide is a great resource for car owners that would like some extra assistance in finding solutions to car problems. The site is also ideal for helping a car owner feel confident about the price they pay for car repairs and service.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

DriverSide was founded in September of 2007 as an informational website for car owners. Founder Adam Jackson created the San Francisco, California based site as a general go to resource for just about anything car related. Users can learn about new vehicles, car listings, used vehicles, repair, service, and accessories. DriverSide has seen quite a bit of growth since its early days and has received significant funding from multiple investors.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are many vehicle related resources out there, but for the most part car owners have to visit multiple locations to get information. DriverSide was designed to compile all the information a car owner could possibly need into a single easy to find resource. All aspects of car ownership, purchasing and repair are covered in depth. Any car owner, even ones who are not skilled in auto repair, can learn about the service they buy or make a sound decision for their next vehicle purchase.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The DriverSide website uses a minty green and white color scheme complimented by color images of drivers in their vehicles. The homepage includes all of the necessary navigation links so the user does not have to go far to find what they need. A search feature on the homepage even lets users search for a specific year, make and model vehicle in a matter of seconds.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can sign up for DriverSide by clicking the small blue “Sign Up” link at the top right hand corner of the homepage. A white pop up box appears asking the user for a first and last name, username, email address, password, zip code, and terms of service agreement. After entering the information, the user can click the blue “Register Now” button at the bottom of the form to begin accessing DriverSide features.

What does it cost to use the application?

Creating a DriverSide account costs nothing for the user. Anyone can sign up and begin reviewing the in depth information and resources at no cost. Many of these are accessible even without creating an account. An account is needed to access the My Garage features, which include auto repair estimates, recall notifications, ask a mechanic question options, and special offers and discounts from car related businesses.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone that owns a vehicle can really appreciate DriverSide. The novice car owner can learn a lot from the site while seasoned drivers can still benefit with a DriverSide account. Registering opens the user up to many handy features. Just visiting the website, a newcomer can learn about their vehicle and look for good choice for their next vehicle purchase. Overall, DriverSide is a great resource for anyone that owns a car or plans to own one in the future.

  • Get auto repair estimates
  • Receive recall notifications
  • Use DriverSide’s “Ask Our Mechanic” question feature
  • Browse special offers and promotions available through DriverSide
  • Choose a new vehicle or repair service with confidence using information on DriverSide

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