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Save money on car repair: transparency in a world of rising prices

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Everyone wants to save money, and when it comes to our vehicle- we specifically want to save money on car repair. Car owners have been hit in the wallet especially hard this year with rapidly rising inflation making their dollar go a little less far than it used to. Add in a chip shortage and global supply chain disruptions making car inventory hit an all time low, plus skyrocketing gas prices and you have a recipe for spending way more than you save.

Building a Business Around Transparency

When we started CarCare To Go, we researched all the pain points people have when taking care of their car. The results of that research turned into our service roadmap. We built our business around taking an errand most people dread and turning it into a magical experience that gives people back their most valuable resource- time

One of the key things people hate about car maintenance, however, was the lack of transparency around pricing. With little visibility into the breakdown behind their repair costs, they are sick of being swindled into overspending when they take their car in for service. Not only did we want to save people time, but it was also our mission to put car owners back in the driver’s seat when it comes to the costs of car repair and maintenance. It became our goal to bring transparency to a previously black-box process.

Flat Pricing For the Basics

Everyday we’re trying to find new ways to help car owners save money on car repair. We are constantly “in the lab” trying to find new ways to bring pricing transparency to our product and ensure our prices are competitive.  Even though there are tens of thousands of year/make/model combinations, all with different needs when it comes to regular maintenance and big repairs, we will keep finding ways to make saving money on car repair simple, straightforward, and transparent. 

Check out our pricing page for the latest iteration of pricing transparency. Stay tuned for more blogs breaking down how we approach pricing and insights around the true cost of car repair.

As always, email us at if you have any thoughts on how we can make car care even easier.

Andrea G. Avatar
Andrea G.

CarCare To Go helped me out in a real jam! I had a flat tire that needed more than just a simple fix, and CarCare To Go was incredibly responsive, and Roxy maintained constant communication to make su... read more - 2 days ago

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Jen K.

CarCare To Go was great! They picked up the car on time. All issues with the car were clearly communicated with photos, recommendations and estimated costs. It was super easy to select the services... read more - 6 days ago

Alan P. Avatar
Alan P.

Great service..kept you posted every step of the way..would highly recommend the service - 2 weeks ago

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Lorraine B.

Exemplary customer service! From my very first conversation with Erica, the valet who picks up and drops off your car, and the constant communication via text … the service was exemplary! You know w... read more - 2 weeks ago

Owen Avatar

Great experience overall. CarCare To Go picked up the vehicle on time, quickly diagnosed the issues that needed to be addressed immediately (clogged sunroof drainline, brake fluid replacement), and re... read more - 2 weeks ago

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Elise C.

I cannot recommend CarCare To Go enough! At first it felt very strange that they were arranging complimentary valet etc - definitely seemed too good to be true and I was waiting for the catch to come ... read more - 2 weeks ago

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Chris M.

Everything went as smoothly as advertised. They pick up your car, take it to the service location, text you and email you throughout the entire process explaining what they found and need to work on. ... read more - 2 weeks ago

Sam Avatar

The most helpful auto maintenance service provider I've ever been to - the valet service is super helpful, and they provided photos/videos and explanations during the inspection to explain any necessa... read more - 2 weeks ago

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elizabeth m.

This is magic. Driving in Chevy Chase saw their simple sign near a bus stop. Live in Arlington. Called. Picked up - oil change - annual deep cleaning and detail. Remember when we traveled and you re... read more - 3 weeks ago

Mel Avatar

This is my second review but probably my 5th or 6th time Ive used them. I cannot stress how easy, reasonably price, painless, and transparent this company is. My vehicle is up to date on everything, l... read more - 3 weeks ago

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Emily B.

Gamechanger! I am 8 months pregnant with a toddler and waiting for my car at a mechanic's shop sounds absolutely terrible... CCTG's pick-up and drop-off was seamless and made my life so much easier. M... read more - 3 weeks ago

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Paul S.

CarCare to Go’s services were provided on time and as advertised. They picked up my car as scheduled and shared regular status updates throughout the day. I would highly recommend their service. - 3 weeks ago