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Partskeeper Saves DIY Car Enthusiasts Time and Money with Innovative Auto Parts Resource and Marketplace
[November 08, 2017]

Partskeeper Saves DIY Car Enthusiasts Time and Money with Innovative Auto Parts Resource and Marketplace

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Partskeeper launched its platform ( today to provide tools and community resources for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) car enthusiasts to easily manage, track and share auto parts information, parts specs and save money on parts for their classic, collector and modified vehicles.

Previously, car enthusiasts have had to rely on inefficient and time-consuming methods to keep track of parts information, including recording part numbers and specs in Word, Excel, paper notebooks and searching through order confirmations.

"The inspiration for Partskeeper came from wrenching on my Shelby Cobra," said Founder and CEO Doug Wheeler. "Nothing is 'standard' on a cobra – they are mash-ups of Ford and British parts. I got tired of wasting time searching for part numbers, looking up torque specs and comparing prices across sites. I looked for an app to help manage this info and was surprised that none existed – so I created Partskeeper.

Partskeeper is a community resource, a marketplace and a social platform for auto enthusiasts. It helps them find part numbers, torque specs, compare pricing and purchase parts. Further, it enables enthusiasts to share fully detailed car profiles, including complete parts info, with each other – a huge time saver as this wold normally require dozens of back and forth posts on a car forum. DIY mechanics can also use the service to track maintenance services.

With 3.1 million parts and 62 million database records, Partskeeper is already one of the world's largest auto parts resources for enthusiasts. But the company is not stopping there.

"The auto parts market is a fragmented mix of parts from original equipment manufacturers, large third-party manufactures, niche suppliers and vintage parts," said Doug Wheeler. "There simply is no central resource for enthusiasts to easily find part numbers and specs. But we need the enthusiast community's help to track down all the niche suppliers and vintage part numbers. If a user finds missing information, the platform enables them to add and edit parts info, specs and images to improve the database for themselves and the community. Super-users will moderate edits for accuracy."

The service is free to users and is monetized by revenue sharing with auto parts retailers when parts are purchased using affiliate links. It works on all devices – visit to get started.

About the Founder
Partskeeper was founded by Doug Wheeler, a long-time car enthusiast and repeat entrepreneur. He has 20 years of experience managing early stage data, media and technology companies. Previously, he was co-founder and COO of TeamData, a secure cloud data storage and collaboration company (merged with Prior to that he was founding management and COO of Map Network, which developed the first content-driven online mapping platform (acquired by Navteq/Nokia). In his first start-up, New World Publishing in 1992, Doug and his partners launched newspapers, magazines and online news services in Central Europe.

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