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Startup: Wheels Need Deals

WheelsNeedDeals, LLC is the first local focused group buying daily deal website for the automotive industry. allows automotive consumers to subscribe and take advantage of deals on all of their automotive needs. Subscribers will be able to take advantage of great local deals on auto repair, oil changes, car washes, car inspections, tyres, driving schools, and much more as of the site’s official launch in February 2012.

The founders of are using their combined knowledge and experience from years of working in the automotive and tech industries as the foundation for this new automotive business model to benefit automotive consumers at the retail level. will strictly be a local automotive group buying site. Customers will be able to take advantage of deals at a discount of up to 70% off of standard retail prices at local businesses within their communities; thus, stimulating their local economies and insuring a level of trust between automotive consumers and automotive products and services providers. Customers can save even more money by taking advantage of the “Early Bird Bonus” by buying a deal before it goes active on will cater to the average everyday driver who wants to save money on costly car maintenance. “In this economy many consumers are neglecting car care and don’t want to pay for routine car maintenance. makes it possible for consumers to take care of all of their car maintenance needs at a fraction of the standard retail price, from reputable merchants in their area,” explains Co-founder, Jared Kugel.

All featured merchants are handpicked by the WheelsNeedDeals team based on quality, customer service, and reputation within their community. In an effort to enhance consumer knowledge, “Car Care Tips” will be provided on a regular basis. Subscribe at now for an additional 5% off of your first purchase.

In addition, will feature a Q & A section where users can ask questions relating to automotive products and services and other users within the WheelsNeedDeals community can respond with their answers. Users can then vote on the top answer per each question. The Q & A section will help automotive consumers get answers to important car care questions so they will know whether their car needs to see the services of a mechanic or if their current mechanic is ripping them off.

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