FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Edmunds.com Estimates Automotive Service Costs for Drivers
Santa Monica, CA; October 17, 2001 - Edmunds.com, the Web's leading consumer resource for unbiased automotive information, now offers drivers comprehensive vehicle maintenance information including estimated parts and localized labor costs. This useful information, included in the new Edmunds Maintenance Guide, keeps consumers aware of scheduled maintenance, recall notices and technical service bulletins affecting their vehicles. The Maintenance Guide is directly accessible at http://www.edmunds.com/products/maintguide/index.html, and via a new icon on the upper right side of the site's home page, .
The Guide covers nearly all vehicles dating back to the 1990 model year. Features include factory-recommended mileage and calendar service intervals; items to be inspected, replaced or serviced at that time; the estimated parts costs and localized labor costs; NHTSA recall notices and technical service bulletins; and definitions of all applicable automotive terms.
"As the Internet's leader in providing automotive information for new and used vehicles, we feel it is important to also provide consumers with information to enhance their ownership experience," according to Larry Laumann, Executive Director of Data Operations. "Complete and accurate service information and costs is part of this offering, and additional related tools are in the works."
The new Edmunds Maintenance Guide is powered entirely by Edmunds Data Services, a division of Edmunds.com, Inc., which provides a complete automotive data set to the Edmunds.com Web site and licenses such data to third parties.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Edmunds.com is the Internet's pioneer and leader in providing free, third party automotive information, tools and services for consumers. Edmunds.com empowers, educates, and engages visitors by providing them with straightforward information on key aspects of buying, selling, and owning a vehicle. For example, Edmunds has launched its True Market ValueSM products to inform the general public of the actual transaction prices of cars and trucks while the Edmunds.com PowershopperSM offers car shoppers the opportunity to research and pursue online and offline purchase options in the informative, consumer-friendly environment of the Edmunds web site. Visitors are also provided extensive automobile reviews, consumer information, safety updates, incentive and rebate news, expert analysis of developments in the automotive world, and the Town Hall, an interactive community of more than 500,000 members. Many of these resources are powered by Edmunds Data Services, which provides a complete automotive data set to the Edmunds.com Web site and licenses such data to third parties. Edmunds.com was ranked number one in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites as reported by The Wall Street Journal, rated number one automotive and second overall web site in the Dialscore loyalty study above Yahoo!, Amazon and Mapquest, was named as one of Yahoo! Internet Life's 50 Most Incredibly Useful Sites, one of Money's 50 Most Useful Financial Websites, and is regularly mentioned as a valuable resource in these and other publications.