01.24.2019 Press Release
Chris Jacobs of MotorTrend Announced as New Wrench, Inc. Spokesperson
SEATTLE, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Wrench, the rapidly growing car repair service that comes to you, announced today it has partnered with Chris Jacobs, an international celebrity in the automotive space with on-air hosting on the MotorTrend Network and of Overhaulin' fame.
"Chris Jacobs is the perfect person to convey our mission of removing the hassle of car ownership. His credibility as a car enthusiast and one of the shining personalities at MotorTrend was a natural fit to tell our story of delivering a high quality and trustworthy service with the convenience of our mobile platform." said Edward Petersen, co-founder and CEO of Wrench.
"Wrench's mission of high quality, trust and convenience in the automotive space resonated with me personally and is a mission I instantly wanted to get behind. I look forward to helping get our message out" said Chris Jacobs.
Started in January 2016, Wrench's clear focus on customer satisfaction has driven high repeat usage helping to fuel the expansion. The core benefits of convenience and high-quality service have resonated with customers and generated substantial organic growth, primarily through word of mouth via satisfied existing customers.
Wrench continues its national expansion and has recently gone live in the Southeast with launches to service customers in Atlanta, Charlotte, Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville.
Wrench is an innovative approach to car repair that allows people to schedule their service online (www.wrench.com) or via their app with fixed price or customized quotes. The company performs a wide range of services on all types of car and small trucks. A Wrench mechanic will perform the service at the customer's home or office, saving people on average 2-3 hours of travel and service time and savings of as much as 30% versus dealer service repairs. Wrench was founded in 2016 in Seattle by a group of technology veterans and is backed by Madrona Venture Group, Tenaya Capital, Vulcan Capital and the Alumni Venture Group. The company has raise over $18 million in funding to date.
Chris Jacobs is an actor and television personality. He formerly hosted The Insider, and also worked as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Now, he hosts Velocity's popular automotive makeover show Overhaulin,' and recently hosted Discovery Channel's interactive portion of Chopper Live, Gold Rush Live and Skywire Live.