BodyShopBids Helps Dallas-Fort Worth Residents Pay For Vehicle Damage Repair After Tornadoes

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Chicago-based startup will cover 25 percent of out-of-pocket repair costs for residents affected by the disaster.

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For those Dallas-Fort Worth residents who suffered damage to their vehicle, we're hoping to alleviate at least some of the stress by providing a simple solution to get their car back into shape and defray some of the costs.

With the destruction to personal property caused by recent tornadoes, BodyShopBids, a website and smartphone application that allows consumers to receive auto repair estimates by photo, announced today it will cover 25 percent of the repair costs for vehicles damaged in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area for the month of April.

“For those Dallas-Fort Worth residents who suffered damage to their vehicle, we're hoping to alleviate at least some of the stress by providing a simple solution to get their car back into shape and defray some of the costs," said Brad Weisberg, founder and CEO of BodyShopBids.

Accessible for free via iPhone, Android and the web, BodyShopBids connects consumers who need auto body repairs with body shops through a bidding system. Consumers upload a photo of the damaged vehicle and receive several custom quotes from nearby body shops within 24 hours. The consumer can then select an estimate and book an appointment online with the body shop.

Body shop owners interested in joining the network can sign up at the BodyShopBids’ Web page for shop owners.

About BodyShopBids
BodyShopBids is a Chicago-based startup that provides a Web and mobile platform to connect consumers who need auto body repairs with body shops through a unique bidding system. The company’s technology allows users to easily upload photos of damaged vehicles and receive custom quotes from local body shops, all for free. BodyShopBids is backed by OCA Ventures, New World Ventures and Lightbank. For more information, visit bodyshopbids.com.

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