How to Save Money at Every Stage of Automobile Ownership

Updated: Oct 16, 2020

It is not about the car you drive, it's about the way you drive it.

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For years, consumers have had online resources available to help with buying and selling cars, but not until DriverSide has there been a resource dedicated to helping consumers with all aspects of car ownership. They have brought together all the information and resources needed to make automobile ownership a smooth and personalized experience.

Unlike other automotive Web sites, DriverSide has brought together every available car and truck-related resource in one place and made it accessible and free. Focusing on saving consumers money, they eliminate fees, including used car listings, helps consumers maintain the value of their vehicles, and ensures users know what to pay for typical repair jobs, parts, and accessories. The more consumers leverage the site for all their automobile needs, the more money they will save in owning or leasing their vehicles.

Most people are afraid that they are being taken for a ride by their mechanic. They believe their mechanic is overcharging them for services rendered. DriverSide solves that problem by giving consumers a place to get advice, store service records, find out the real value of their car, receive recall notices, get service reminders, communicate with car experts, seek guidance on how much to pay for servicing, buy parts and accessories, read reviews of mechanics from other drivers, and so much more.

First-time visitors identify their specific car or truck. Once their vehicle is entered, information is tailored to the automobile’s make, model, and year, forming a personalized vehicle profile in their publicly available “My Garage.” DriverSide automatically notifies them via email of relevant information on their vehicles, such as recalls and detailed lists of parts and accessories specific to their automobile. Consumers that do not know which price to pay for services and which mechanic to go to can leverage a Pre-Service Report, a printable resource with details on service costs and mechanic ratings specific to a consumer’s local area.

Founded in fall 2007 by Internet Entrepreneurs Trevor Traina, Adam Jackson, and Jad Dunning, DriverSide is the first Website specifically designed for automobile owners. Funded by Catamount Ventures, they allow consumers to save money on servicing and maintenance costs as well as buy and sell automobiles. They have an in-house editorial staff that offers useful advice on how to own and operate a vehicle as well as reviews new and used automobiles. DriverSide’s community allows consumers to participate in forums, meet other owners of a particular vehicle, share knowledge, and post reviews on mechanics and dealers.

Whether for buying, selling, servicing, maintaining, or accessorizing, DriverSide has brought together all the information and resources needed to make automobile ownership an effortless and personalized experience. (

I love DriverSide for all my automotive needs, but unfortunately, it doesn’t list Canadian mechanics in a search for service and repair to vehicles. Check them out, I know you'll love them!