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GasBuddy Launches ‘Car Profile’ Feature

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Vehicle recalls in the United States increased 222 percent from 2012 – 2016. Despite tens of millions of vehicle recalls issued every year, more than 25 percent of drivers don’t get their cars repaired, according to the National Highway Safety Administration.

That’s why today we launched the new Car Profile feature, providing drivers the easiest way to track and be notified of important vehicle recall information.

“Our mission is to empower drivers in all aspects of their journey on the road, and this is just the first of many capabilities under the Car Profile feature.” says Levi Hamilton, head of product, consumer experience, at GasBuddy. “Everyday tens of millions of people rely on GasBuddy to make smarter decisions from comparison shopping to driving habits; the Car Profile feature provides value, and deepens the relationship we have with our users.”

How It Works
Drivers can access a new ‘My Car’ section of the in-app profile section. After entering their VIN number or their year, make and model, drivers will automatically receive important recall information and notifications about their vehicle. Recall information is easily accessible in a list format so drivers can see past and current recall notifications over the lifetime of the vehicle. Drivers can also sign up to receive future vehicle notifications.

The launch of Car Profile follows our recent release of the Trips feature which helps drivers track when they have been guilty of fuel-inefficient driving. We plan to launch a series of new capabilities this year that will complement popular in-app tools like real-time fuel prices, station ratings and reviews, and the Pay with GasBuddy program that saves drivers money on every gallon they purchase.

Find out if your vehicle has recalls in the GasBuddy app today.

GasBuddy is a smartphone app connecting drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop. GasBuddy is the leader in crowdsourced information to help drivers find the best gas prices, closest stations, friendliest service, cleanest restrooms, tastiest coffee and much more. GasBuddy is the leading source for the most accurate, real-time fuel prices at more than 150,000 gas stations in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

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