Driverside.com is an interesting, and potentially very useful Web site. It’s in beta testing now, but seems to be working well. You enter your car’s make and model, and the Web site will give you tons of information —everything from current value to maintenance schedules. They even have scanned copies of owners’ manuals. Check it out. Here’s their description:
DriverSide is a vast resource for all drivers. We want to make buying, selling, and owning vehicles easier and more rewarding. We feel like owning a car can be complicated and we are here to help.
While there certainly are other places to get help on purchasing a vehicle, we wonder how interested the other guys are in helping out once their commission has been collected. We are different. We will bring you every resource, eliminate every fee, direct you to other websites (even if you leave ours,) and help you in any way we can. Our mission is to be as helpful as we can and to always be on the side of the driver!
DriverSide is located in San Francisco and was founded by three veteran internet entrepreneurs. DriverSide’s editorial and production staff have long histories in the automotive space and come from places like KBB, Yahoo! Autos, Microsoft, Tesla Motors and other websites we like and respect! DriverSide is a private company and is venture financed.