Is online servicing taking off?

You may well have seen sites like E-beepbeep, whocanfixmycar and servicingstop in the media already.

They’re a new generation of servicing and repair providers, giving customers ever more choice on where they take their cars to be serviced.

The premise is simple: customers enter their car data online, along with their address and what needs doing. For most of the sites, local garages that are free to do the work are then listed for the customer to choose from, along with reviews and star ratings from satisfied patrons.

For some though, jobs are simply put into a lottery pool of repair work, and garages contact customers directly providing estimates. The customer then chooses where to take their car based on the estimates.

Regardless of which site customers choose though, the point is a simple one. Servicing is increasingly moving online, and garages who fail to take advantage are missing out on a lot of business. One garage CAT went to visit recently said they get a good portion of their staple servicing and MoT work through one such website.

These sites are a goldmine of opportunities for garages, and all you need to do in most cases is sign up!

Here’s some to get you started:

E-beepbeep

Whocanfixmycar

Mycarservicing

Servicingstop

Published by Darrenmoss

CAT magazine's in-house reporter and self-confessed petrol head

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