SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING COMPETITIVE PRICING FOR VEHICLE SERVICES

  • US 20120136743A1
  • Filed: 06/09/2011
  • Published: 05/31/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/2010
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method for providing a service recommendation for a specific vehicle, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) collecting vehicle performance data from the vehicle;

    (b) conveying the vehicle performance data to a pricing service provider;

    (c) automatically analyzing the vehicle performance data received by the pricing service provider using a computing device remote from the vehicle, to determine if a service recommendation should be issued;

    (d) upon determining that the service recommendation should be issued, automatically transmitting information about the service recommendation to a plurality of vendors able to provide the recommended service, enabling any vendor interested in providing the recommended service to respond with pricing data for providing the recommended service; and

    (e) in response to the pricing service provider receiving pricing data from a vendor, automatically conveying the pricing data to at least one entity selected from a group of entities consisting of;

    (i) an operator of the vehicle; and

    (ii) a third party able to convey the price data to the operator of the vehicle.

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