Be an Informed Vehicle Owner With Ownersite’s Comprehensive Knowledge Library
Whether it is about a profession, hobby, sport, or even a person’s finances, it has been said that knowledge is power. An informed individual can make better decisions, which, in turn can save that person money, increase their safety and security, and maximize the time they spend on a particular activity.
Ownersite Technologies is a company dedicated to providing vehicle owners with the most comprehensive knowledge about their rides no matter what the make or model. The more you know about how your vehicle works, why maintenance is so important, and what manufacturers are saying about recalls or other operational issues, the better off you and your family will be in terms of safety, reliability, and value from your investment. With the help of its industry partners, Ownersite has been able to further broaden its educational tools that you can use to sharpen your vehicle knowledge.
A Right Revvin’ Read
As a comprehensive, information-rich portal, Ownersite provides an extensive library of articles that contain tips and insights on car care and vehicle maintenance. These articles are offered by the Car Care Council whose motto is “Be Car Care Aware” because they, like Ownersite, are focused on ensuring the safety and welfare of the American vehicle owner. The articles are arranged in a number of categories, such as appearance, economy, mechanical, and safety. Topics include how to wash your vehicle and tips on conserving fuel to a “drivetrain” quiz to how to ensure your teens are better drivers before they take the wheel.
The Car Care Council also has helped Ownersite with a detailed vehicle part and maintenance glossary so that you can access simple explanations about the “nuts and bolts” of your vehicles. This helps you better understand how the vehicle works and why it may have stopped running at maximum efficiency. This section is also divided by category – from automatic and manual transmission, engine, brakes, and tires to body, paint, chassis, electrical, and fluids—and then further broken down into definitions about specific parts within that category. It won’t be long before you understand your vehicle from the inside out.
Other relevant information is available to you. One of the most important aspects of driving today is how to locate fuel for your vehicle that you might just be able to still afford! Ownersite now features, GasBuddy.com, a large user community that contributes real-time pricing so you can find local stations or ones along the way on your road trip. Ownersite automatically fills in the search form with the zip code that you entered on your registration, but you can change it if you need a different location.
Diverse, Owner-Driven Content
Every Ownersite subscriber gets a customized page that delivers information that will connect them to specific content related to their particular make and model, including links to manufacturer and state-related Department of Motor vehicle websites. These provide you with easy access to service locations, further recall information, and regular services, such as vehicle registration, license renewal, and special license plate order forms.
Ownersite recognizes that knowledge also comes from you, the subscriber, which helps extend the learning process to those within the company as well as to the other subscribers. Nearly every section of the Driving Resources page has a link that you can click that will allow you to suggest a resource for a particular category. As long as Ownersite receives permission from the resource, the name, URL, manufacturer, and description of the resource can be added to help others gain additional knowledge about that particular vehicle, manufacturer, or industry service.
When it comes time to trade-in or sell your vehicle or you want to learn about what your dream vehicle might cost you, Ownersite also provides a link to Edumunds.com, one of the premiere research sites for understanding current trade-in and resale values on all types of vehicles. The site provides estimated pricing based on retail, trade-in, and private party sales. In this case, the more you know about your vehicle’s value, the better you will be at negotiating with the dealer or the enthusiast interest in buying your vehicle.
Shop Talk: Enthusiast’s Corner
Ownersite is a company created by vehicle lovers. The enthusiasts behind the scenes recognized that subscribers like you might want to gather more specific information about your dream drive. Links are provided to enthusiast websites that relate to the vehicles you have registered. As independently operated online communities for owners, these sites are excellent resources beyond what is provided by Ownersite.
After arriving at an enthusiast's site, you can find technical articles, suggestions on how to deal with dealers and manufacturers, photo galleries, similar vehicles for sale, and information about local events and vehicle clubs. These sites also work as social networking sites where you can meet and befriend other vehicle owners that share your same interests, so that you can talk about restoration projects as well as discuss places to locate hard-to-find or aftermarket parts. The benefits of enthusiast sites offer a wealth of knowledge and possibly new friends!
Ownersite Blog: Shifting to Web 2.0
As a privately-held technology company, it would make sense that Ownersite is in the pole position when it comes to providing consumers with the most advanced means of learning about their vehicles and receiving real-time information on the state of the industry. Ownersite now provides you with an interactive way to communicate with the brains behind the operation as well as share your thoughts with them to further enhance the site’s capabilities and offering.
Igniting Your New Knowledge
It is one thing to read up on all the latest information about your vehicle and learn any number of helpful tips that will broaden your knowledge and help you get to know your vehicle beyond the location of the gas cap, volume button, and air conditioning controls.
Now, it is time to put that new expertise to work and update all your vehicle information on the site and apply it to your daily life by taking care of maintenance issues, recalls, and car care suggestions that will enhance safety, reliability, and value. As your vehicle advisor, Ownersite wants you to turn the knowledge they have provided you into a greater return on your vehicle investment.