CellARide Integrates MyCarRecall with National Program
The National Safety Council (NSC) and CellARide, a Springfield-based automotive tech firm, have announced a collaboration for a first-of-its-kind Vehicle Recall Concierge Platform as part of the Check to Protect safety initiative. The platform simplifies the recall repair process, enabling consumers to identify and stay up-to-date on vehicle safety recalls via text message through CellARide’s proprietary platform, MyCarRecall.
Vehicle owners can use the platform by texting RECALL to 99724 to receive English-language communications or REVISA to 99724 to receive Spanish-language communications. Users will be supported through the process by a concierge who can use a photo of the driver’s license plate to verify their recall status, find the closest dealership, and explain how to get their vehicle repaired.
“This technology will make it easier for vehicle owners to check their recall status and takes just a few moments to use,” said Kelly Nantel, vice president of communications and advocacy at National Safety Council. “Please check your vehicle in order to protect the loved ones who ride with you – and if you do have an open recall, make sure to schedule a free repair.”
Check to Protect
Check To Protect, a National Safety Council program, is a national campaign started in 2017 which encourages drivers to check the recall status of their vehicle and have open safety recalls fixed immediately. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Nissan North America and Volvo Car USA are key program partners supporting this effort to increase consumer awareness of recall repairs.
“Vehicle safety recalls have sadly become par for the course these days,” said Josh Holstein, Founder/CEO of CellARide. “The issue is not only notifying the affected owners, but also providing support to help owners understand the process and complete the repair. That’s why we are proud to partner with the National Safety Council and the Check To Protect coalition to help solve this issue.”
About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.
CellARide has been a pioneer in the automotive marketing tech space for almost a decade. Located in Springfield, Missouri, CellARide focuses on being the expert in automotive marketing technology, while partnering with local, regional and national agencies and manufacturers to help enhance vehicle sales and increase recall completion rates through mobile messaging.
CellARide was one of the first incubator clients at the efactory when our doors opened in 2013 and graduated into their own office space in 2018. The company has received strategic investments from the Missouri Technology Corporation and has also participated in St. Louis-based Capital Innovators accelerator program.