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Dealer.com Partners with DriverSide to Bring Vehicle Service and Retention Tools to Auto Dealer Websites

April 23, 2010

Tools to Auto Dealer Websites 


Dealer.com, the global leader of online marketing solutions for auto dealers, today announced an exclusive partnership with http://www.driverside.com/ DriverSide, provider of the ultimate website for car owners and the most comprehensive customer attraction and retention program for the auto industry.  The two companies are partnering in an exclusive agreement to launch a series of products for new and used car franchises, the first of which will add robust fixed-ops content to Dealer.com’s industry leading platform. A full line up of further Fixed Operations and service marketing products will follow in coming months.

"Dealer.com is the clear leader in the dealership website space and we are pleased to partner with them to add our unique garages to their sites," stated Jad Dunning, DriverSide CEO and Founder.  "Customers appreciate the convenience and ease of having their personalized vehicle information online, and dealers benefit from the enhanced shopper engagement and service.  It's a cost-effective, innovative way for dealers to help protect their customer base.  Everyone wins in this partnership."   

 “We are very excited to work with DriverSide, the industry leader in customer attraction and retention. Dealers can look forward to a powerful line-up of new products as a result of the partnership between these two expert companies,” said Dean Evans, Dealer.com Chief Marketing Officer. “Dealer.com has long been known for keeping our dealers 2-4 years ahead of the competition with our technology investment. We are adding to this by also providing our dealers with the ultimate in fixed operations marketing.   These fixed operations products are at a level beyond anything that has ever existed in the industry and will only be available from Dealer.com.”

About Dealer.com http://www.dealer.com/ ?Dealer.com is the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, providing award winning e-marketing solutions to OEMs, auto dealers and media companies.  More dealerships use the Dealer.com platform than any other platform in the world.  

Recent national and international accolades include: The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, top ranking in The Net Promoter® Score Survey of customer satisfaction, Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 and the Web Marketing Association's Automobile Standard of Excellence. In addition, Dealer.com was the 2008 top rated web provider on leading online rating websites, as well as the Diamond Award winner from the Dealers' Choice Awards for best dealer website solutions. For more information visit: http://www.dealer.com/promo/look-inside.htm

About DriverSide
Recognized by CNET as the best site to use to maintain a vehicle, Driverside.com is the first website specifically designed for automobile owners. DriverSide allows consumers to save money on servicing and maintenance costs, diagnose car problems as well as buy and sell automobiles. DriverSide’s in-house editorial staff offers useful advice on how to own and operate a vehicle and new and used auto reviews. The site’s community features allow consumers to participate in forums, meet other owners of a particular vehicle, share knowledge, and post reviews on mechanics and dealers. The company also works with businesses across the auto industry to provide comprehensive programs designed to attract and retain customers and increase profits. The award-winning website has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal and on Good Morning America.  ??DriverSide was founded in fall, 2007 by Internet entrepreneurs Trevor Traina, Adam Jackson, and Jad Dunning.  The company is funded by Catamount Ventures and Allegis Capital. For more information, go to http://www.driverside.com/.

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