BodyShopBids, an online and mobile platform that enables consumers to solicit custom auto repair estimates by uploading a photo, announced February 21 its expansion to the state of California.
Accessible for free via iPhone, Android and the Web, BodyShopBids connects consumers who need auto body repairs with body shops through a unique bidding system. Consumers upload a photo of their damaged vehicle and receive several custom quotes from nearby body shops within 24 hours. From there, the consumer can select an estimate and book an appointment with the body shop.
The west coast move comes weeks after the company announced its expansion to the Pacific Northwest. The BodyShopBids network will initially focus on California’s major metro areas, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Oakland and Anaheim.
“The response from body shop owners across the country has been outstanding,” said Brad Weisberg, founder and CEO of BodyShopBids. “Body shops are recognizing that this technology fills a void in the industry, and that consumers are demanding information in ways that have never before been possible.”