Online Community Oils Up Savings
During the slowly recovering economy, shoppers use technology to find the best possible prices for regular, planned automotive expenses.
MIAMI, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Inspired by Gas Buddy, the highly popular mobile app for saving at the pump, Erik Sanchez invites users to find local oil change deals at TinManOilChange.com.
"Oil changes needn't cost more than $10," said Sanchez who needed frequent oil changes as a daily commuter, "The mechanic gets to look over the vehicle and suggest more profitable preventative maintenance during the oil change."
The site not only helps visitors' personal economy by locating the deals, it helps the local economy by providing an edge to independent mechanics and shops to compete with the nationals by knowing their best price and beating it.
Even though most car owners only need an oil change every three months, the desire for a deal is significant. "One coupon got so much response; the mechanic requested it be taken down." he said.
And the benefits are being felt across the nation.
"The larger chains are becoming more aggressive with their pricing in their advertisements and coupon offerings. There's only one reason; the little guy is gaining ground on them." said Sanchez who also created a music promotion website that changed the way musicians get play time on the radio.
He also added, "With the price of food, fuel, and other essentials generally rising, saving money may not be an option, it may be a necessity".
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