Mechanics and body specialist can be found using search engine designed for auto repairmen such as AutoMD's shop locator and Repair Pals estimator. These search engines use the user's location and requested repair to help find a specialist in their area.
AutoMD hosts a website that has several tools in helping users with their auto repair. One of the tools is a repair estimator that also finds local automotive shops to do the work. The estimator works by using the address of the patron along with the age, type, brand and problem of the vehicle. Once searched, the website will provide several available options for the vehicles repair from whichthe user can choose, along with an estimated repair cost.
Repair Pal is another website that offers a similar service to AutoMD. The website is build entirely upon its search engine, which is capable of finding local prices for body work or mechanical repair. Repair Pal's search engine works by the user inputting the brand of the vehicle along with the ZIP code the user resides in. Extra information, such as the type of requested repair along with the name, model and engine trim of the vehicle will allow the database to give a price estimation for the work. Repair Pal also offers a feature that shows the national average for the requested work tobe performed.