SMART ANSWERS RESULTS FOR AUTOMOTIVE SEARCH ON ASK.COM TO BE PROVIDED BY DRIVERSIDE
Searches for Car Makes, Models, and Years Feature DriverSide’s Broad Set of Content
SAN FRANCISCO – January 21, 2010 –
), provider of the ultimate website for car owners and the most comprehensive customer attraction and retention program for the auto industry, today announced a new relationship with Ask.com that makes DriverSide the primary provider of automotive-related content for Ask’s Smart Answers™. Users’ search results will now include such information as photos of vehicles and multiple links to data and tools specific to selected vehicles, all designed to deliver the world’s most trusted Answers on Ask.com.
DriverSide’s tools and information are designed to help the 190 million US drivers save money and time in all aspects of car ownership. The DriverSide partnership now allows visitors to Ask.com who search for a car to see comprehensive information on the vehicle, its resale value, parts and accessories, listings and reviews, and even detailed repair and maintenance features. Access to all of these features is presented within the Ask Smart Answer™ as shown on search results pages. DriverSide.com provides consumers with an exact estimate of what to pay for common types of repairs, car diagnostics and estimates, access to a panel of certified auto mechanics, and factory service schedules, among many other features.
“We are pleased to be working with Ask to deliver the best and most trusted Answers for their automotive users,” said Jad Dunning, CEO of DriverSide. “Ask continues to innovate in search and provides the best Answers on the web, and DriverSide’s broad set of content for each stage of ownership cycle is a natural complement.”
Recognized by CNET as the best site to use to maintain your vehicle, Driverside.com is the first website specifically designed for automobile owners. DriverSide allows consumers to save money on servicing and maintenance costs 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.
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 www.driverside.com
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