RepairLync Launches First and Innovative Vehicle to Automotive Repair Shop Communication Platform, from PR Web.
RepairLync, a startup based in the San Francisco Bay Area, launched its mobile app, aimed at the automotive repair industry. RepairLync intends to bridge the gap between car owners and repair shops through its first in the industry electronic diagnosis to shop tool.
RepairLync’s technology takes advantage of OBD-II (onboard diagnostics) sensor data, as vehicles 1996 or later are OBD-II compliant. Using an inexpensive third party OBD-II reader with their smartphone, a user scans their vehicle’s computer for diagnostic data and sends it to local shops for repair quotes. The app also works without the OBD-II reader, where the user can manually choose needed repairs. RepairLync currently has hundreds of shops in its database and is signing up new shop partners every day.
The app has been available on the Android market since December 2014 and RepairLync users have been giving positive feedback of the technology, as user Sandra stated “…Nobody should go see mechanic until they have this info! It gives power back to the customer so that you don’t get charged for parts or labor you don’t need!” RepairLync’s vision is to simply connect car owners to repair shops electronically from their home. This saves time, gives visibility, and empowers users to choose their repair location based on reviews or price.