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Pam Oakes-Car Stories 5/26/2020

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It’s about time!

Help for the consumer to not get bamboozled at the repair shop

You pull into a parking spot. You can feel the level of apprehension rise as you get out of your vehicle. As you walk towards the front door of the building, a feeling of dread starts to overwhelm your senses. Grabbing the door handle, you open the door to the local auto repair facility. The fun begins…

According to the US Department of Transportation (DOT), consumers lost approximately $20 Billion in bogus car repairs.

This was 40 years ago.

Fast forward to the 21st century: High retirement rate of seasoned technicians, newbies who lack the proper training and the ever-changing advancements toward the autonomous vehicle. The uneducated consumer is in big trouble. So, how do you defend yourself, your wallet at the repair shop?

Find Me Auto Help is your auto repair fix! You do not need to know which end of the screwdriver to use to understand this consumer guide that reveals “what goes on” in the bay. It explains how consumers can protect their auto budget by dodging over-zealous service advisors, steering clear of big store service quotas and how to keep track of your vehicle services – all in layman’s terms.

Its interactive pages – with supporting website (FindMeAutoHelp.com) — ask vehicle owners specific, important questions; gives answers to support their auto repair decision and budget. A little larger font benefits those who have been “driving for decades.” It is all about keeping their vehicle running longer, stronger. A must-have guide before your next auto center visit.

About the Find Me Auto Help author: National award-winning SME automotive professional Pam Oakes is into her fourth decade within the industry – and, she has seen just about everything when it comes to consumers dealing with car care. Some good. Some bad. So, she thought it was time to update her 2011, national award-winning “Car Care for the Clueless” book series and glovebox guide to help vehicle owners, help the most important investment they will ever make: their car and truck. Other books Oakes as written: “Watch Your Pennies and the Dollars Will Follow: A Practical KPI for Mom and Pop Repair Shops,” “Empowered Woman’s Car Care Guide” (another, national award-winning publication) and tech manual (w/DVD) ASEG1 Prep for Auto Techs.

Ms. Oakes is a 30-year ASE automotive technician, 20-year (original start-up) national award-winning shop owner, sole proprietor with more than 25 consumer satisfaction “Best Auto Repair Shop” awards (local, regional); two, national awards including runner-up “Top Shop” and semi-finalist “Top Shop;” auto expert legal witness; auto patent holder; syndicated auto radio host; nationally awarded auto author; auto applications engineer for a Tier 1 auto manufacturer; Class 8 (semi-truck) international instructor; auto technology instructor & developer for several, national-international companies; auto business intelligence and technical training consultant; auto ADAS instructor and business owner.

And, the fourth-generation tech still “turns wrenches” for fun.

Ms. Oakes is based in the Tampa Bay (FL) area along with her fiancé Peter Sudak, dog Sally Jane and cat Spicy Meatball. For more information on the book, or to talk with Ms. Oakes, you can contact her, at: 813.433.0502 or FindMeAutoHelp@gmail.com

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DriveItAway Holdings, Inc (OTCQB: CLCN) Launches Bolt EV Subscription To Ownership Program

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DriveItAway Holdings, Inc (OTCQB: CLCN) Launches Bolt EV Subscription To Ownership Program

With its “EVs for Everyone” mission, DriveItAway rolls out first-of-its-kind, subscription to ownership program with the Chevrolet Bolt

“Mary Barra & GM set the stage by dramatically reducing the price of the 2023 Bolt, now DriveItAway is rolling out the dealer focused platform to make driving & owning an EV truly affordable for all” John F. Possumato, Founder & CEO, DriveItAway Holdings Inc.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DriveItAway Holdings, Inc. (“DriveItAway”) (OTCQB: CLCN), the industry leader in automotive dealer new mobility platforms with its revolutionary subscription to purchase technology,  is excited to announce that it has launched its electric vehicle subscription to ownership program with the General Motors Bolt and Bolt EUV.  Focused on enabling all who want the benefits of immediately driving and owning an EV the ability to have one today, DriveItAway is now rolling out the Bolt/Bolt EUV in conjunction with recent announcement by General Motors of the substantial price decrease of the upcoming 2023 Bolt/Bolt EUV.

“Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, pointed out recently in a Yahoo! Finance  interview that most EVs sold in the US last year were luxury models, purchased by people who owned at least two vehicles, and that ‘If you want EVs to get 100 percent or even 50 percent of the market, there have to be affordable EVs,’ ” says John F. Possumato, Founder and CEO of DriveItAway, “early last month Mary Barra & GM set the stage by dramatically reducing the price of the 2023 Bolt, now DriveItAway is rolling out the dealer focused platform to make driving & owning an EV truly affordable for all.”

A Bolt EUV, With a Program That Fits Today’s Needs

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Saleem S. Shaik taking Delivery of his New Bolt EUV

As many others do, Saleem S. Shaik also has a hybrid work schedule where he has to drive 45 miles each way three days a week.  “I did not want to make the financial commitment of buying or leasing a vehicle right now, because I’m not sure what my schedule will be in the future.  At the same time I thought it would be best to have an EV instead of a gasoline vehicle due to fuel prices being as high as they are. I wanted a “hedge” just in case my commute becomes more regular, and if I end up needing to buy a vehicle, I’d rather it be an EV.”  Saleem continues “when I discovered the DriveItAway subscription to ownership program for the Bolt EUV I was instantly sold, it fits my needs today and the program is flexible enough to accommodate me if my needs end up changing down the road”

Roll Out with EV Minded Dealers, Also Committed to “EVs for Everyone”

The DriveItAway Program is for manufacturers, car dealers and consumers, as it enables all consumers, regardless of credit score or cash down payment, to drive and buy the vehicle of his/her choice.

The CARite dealer group, based in Madison Heights, Michigan, with 32 locations in 14 states, is the first automotive retailer to partner with DriveItAway on the roll out of its new Bolt subscription to ownership program.  “At CARite, we pride ourselves on providing all customers, with better cars, a better buying experience and peace of mind with every purchase,” says Lee Wells, General Manager of the CARite dealer group, “we have used the DriveItAway platform in the past as a way for those who are down payment challenged to immediately drive the vehicle of their choice while enabling a future purchase, so when they came to us with this unique Bolt EV program, we immediately ‘got it’ and are proud to be among the first to feature it as a customer option.” Continues Wells, “it’s clear that EVs will be a rapidly growing segment of what we and others sell, and the DriveItAway subscription to ownership program is a great way to introduce and enable our customers a new choice with a subscription that can lead to ownership, at our customer’s option.”

EVs are the Future, but Affordability For All is the Focus

At a recent Automotive News World Congress in Washington, DC, June 16, EVs were first and foremost on the agenda, as was affordability.

US Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich, may have summed it up at this recent trade event, when she said, “Too many Americans cannot afford EVs.”

Possumato concludes, “We designed and created our DriveItAway platform to enable all consumers an easy transparent, affordable way to drive, and then buy if he/she chooses, the vehicle of choice, flipping the ‘service pyramid’ upside down for credit or down payment challenged. Why should just affluent, ‘three cars in the garage’ Tesla buyers be the only folks who enjoy the benefits of driving and owning an EV today?”

 

About DriveItAway

DriveItAway is the first national dealer focused mobility platform that enables car dealers to sell more vehicles in a seamless way through eCommerce, with its exclusive “Pay as You Go” app-based subscription program. DriveItAway provides a comprehensive turn-key, solutions driven program with proprietary mobile technology and driver app, insurance coverages and training to get dealerships up and running quickly and profitably in emerging online sales opportunities. For further information, please see www.driveitaway.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” or “potential” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control, and may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. All forward-looking statements reflect our good faith beliefs, assumptions and expectations, but they are not guarantees of future performance. We caution investors not to unduly rely on any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

DriveItAway Holdings, Inc.

John F. Possumato

john@driveitaway.com

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Meet Pam Oakes

  • Has been an ASE-Certified Technician (Automotive Service Excellent), since 1995.
  • Holds a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology (EETAS)
  • She has repaired tens of thousands of vehicles ever since.
  • Fourth generation automotive technician: Her great-grandfather Leonard Smith, grandfather, Ralph Smith and father Jerry Oakes were all automotive technicians. Pam‘s dad has more than 45years as a tech; worked with Pam from 1996 to 2004.
  • She started Pam‘s Motor City Automotive in 1995. Pam was the sole employee – which grew into what it is today a 12-bay shop with 10 employees.
  • Pam‘s Motor City Automotive has won numerous awards throughout the years – local, regional, and national.
  • Estero Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), second regent2009-2011
  • Author of “Car Care for the Clueless: Or How You Can ‘Make Money’ While Maintaining Your Vehicle”, 2011;  “Car Care for the Clueless: Successful Used Car Buying 101”, 2012
  • Radio host of “Car Care for the Clueless” on webtalkradio.net and WGRN radio
  • Co-producer of CAR-ER show, 2011-2012
  • Hosts a semi-monthly car care clinic for women, since 1996
  • Former Newspaper reporter and editor

 

For more information visit http://carcarefortheclueless.com

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