Picture this. You’re driving along to or from work, or maybe just a leisurely cruise, when suddenly and for no reason, your ride just stops and leaves you stranded, and facing a potentially budget busting repair bill.
If you’re like most people and have been driving for a while, this will probably become a reality one day. Even if it doesn’t, because you’re the type who maintains your ride according to manufacturer recommendations, you will still find yourself with an average of about $1200* - $1500* a year in routine maintenance. Such maintenance includes oil changes, brakes, batteries, tires, tune-ups, (yeah, they still do them) and all the rest.
What if I told you that this condition could become a thing of the past? What if I told you that there is a way to never pay for a scheduled maintenance or emergency repair ever again? What if I told you that what I’m talking about amounts to just about a third of your normal maintenance/repair expense per year?
You might think me crazy; however I assure you that I’m not. In fact, there is such a program available right now, and it’s called MembershipAuto.com.
I sat down with President and Founder Nathan Reardon the other day and he explained to me how simple his program is. In a nutshell, once you become a member, you no longer have to worry about the cost of maintaining or repairing your vehicle. Those costs are covered 100% with no deductible or fine print as long as you remain a member.
Here’s where it gets really beautiful. Have you ever brought your vehicle to your mechanic for a concern and he calls you later with the bad news that you need an expensive repair? Then, lo and behold, after you begrudgingly authorize him to fix it, he found something else that needed fixing while he was doing it? Your heart starts beating a little faster, you start a little mental panic…that brother-in-law that knows about cars isn’t available, and you have to decide right then and there to believe the mechanic and spend way more money than you have available.
How cool would it be if that whole dynamic was gone? How cool would it be if you brought your car in for a repair or maintenance and they discovered some stuff you didn’t even know about….and they just fixed it, and you owe them nothing?! That’s right, you owe them nothing, because you are a member and, accept for body, glass, and trim work your membership covers all repairs to your vehicle…including “wear” items.
Did you ever have a belt or hose go and take the water pump with it, the A/C is suddenly not so cold, maybe the power steering pump stopped pumping, or the brakes stopped stopping? Maybe the starter and/or battery have seen better days, or maybe even the engine seized and is now a useless block of metal?! Name the problem, it’s covered. Period!
No more calls from “Joe the mechanic” with additional bad news. If a MembershipAuto.com tech detects an issue with your vehicle, he/she will simply fix it and get you on the road again as soon as possible. If it’s a major thing, they’ll let you know the time frame and help you with alternate transportation while the repair is made.
Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Well, I’m here to tell you, this is the real deal, and it works as follows.
All registered vehicles that are within 15 years of the date of manufacture and under 300,000 miles are eligible for membership. You simply bring your car in for an original and thorough inspection, which is going to cost you $49.99*, because naturally they can't just let you sign up with a major problem on your hands; after all, business is business.
Once the car is inspected and approved by MembershipAuto’s ASE Certified techs, starting on day one, if/when something comes up, they own it. Your responsibility is to keep your monthly membership fees up to date and come in for free appointments. That’s it.
Additionally, since they are about to go national, it doesn’t matter where you are when you need service. Simply open up your MembershipAuto.com app and find a nearby location…they’ll do the rest.
There is another feature that is part of membership. At some point your vehicle may cross the line where repairing/maintaining it is no longer viable, and when that day comes, MembershipAuto.com is able to assist you in purchasing a reliable replacement vehicle via its affiliated network of certified new and used car dealerships.
At this point you’re probably thinking, “yeah, but how much is the membership?” Good question…glad you asked.
The program is simple. On the low end with a 4 Cylinder vehicle you’re looking at $39.99* per month. On the high end with a “Premium” vehicle, you’re looking at $99.99* per month. By “Premium” they are talking about luxury lines of vehicles that simply cost more to repair.
Okay, you probably have a few questions right about now, and if you CLICK HERE for the short video, those questions will be answered. If you still have questions, you can contact the company via the WEBSITE and leave a question, and you’ll get a prompt response, probably from Nathan himself.
By the way, Nathan knows that people also own, operate and maintain Motorcycles, Boats, ATV’s, Snowmobiles, Lawn Mowers, Farm Tractors, etc. There will be programs for all of those items, so once you’re happy with what they do for your main ride, you can trust them with your other equipment.
So there it is, finally, an auto repair company you can trust to take proper care of your vehicle without costing you an arm and a leg. Refreshing, don’t you think?
Cds made tapes obsolete. DVD made VHS obsolete. Membership Auto made paying for vehicle service and repairs obsolete.
~Nathan Reardon, President/Founder
*See associate for details.