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This article was published on September 24, 2014

eBay teams up with Autobutler to launch a car repair quote comparison service in Germany

eBay teams up with Autobutler to launch a car repair quote comparison service in Germany Image by: Getty Images
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eBay has teamed up with Autobutler, a site for collecting quotes from local car garages, to launch a similar service through its online marketplace.

It’s being introduced in Germany as ‘eBay Motors Werkstattportal‘ and gives drivers the ability to request quotes from three nearby businesses for car repairs and maintenance. Almost everything is handled on eBay, from submitting a problem to reviewing options and ultimately making an appointment. The final payment is made off site once the work has been completed, however.

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eBay is a popular choice for drivers looking to buy or sell second-hand vehicles. Offering quotes for repairs is a deviation from its core business, but it could help the company to strengthen its reputation as the go-to site for car owners.

eBay Motors Werkstattportal (via Press Release)

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