The Toronto app, described as “an Uber for mechanics,” aims to bring top-rated mobile mechanics directly to your home to service your car.
FIIX is a platform for an industry that hasn’t seen a tech revolution yet. The Toronto app, described as “an Uber for mechanics,” aims to bring mechanics directly to your home to service your car.
While getting a car serviced away from a service centre sounds like a complicated deal, the app promises that most common car works can be done easily by a mechanic anywhere with the right tools for the job.
Fiix’s founder also said that brining the mechanic right to the customer’s house actually makes it more cost effective for the customer as they do not have to pay for repairs that aren’t necessary but may be up-sold by garage sales and service managers.
The mechanics too benefit from the app as they don’t work on a commission-basis and hence have no incentive to sell repairs which cars don’t need. Cutting out the middle man, the service garage and its staff, helps the customer save a good amount of money.
Transparency between mechanics and car owners is also something the app is hoping to increase. The website features repair details and a cost calculator so customers won’t have to worry about a mysterious repair that comes up after the mechanic has inspected the car.
Customers can request a general inspection service, where a mechanic will inspect the car to determine if it needs any repairs or servicing. If the car owners get the repairs made by the Fiix mechanic, then the inspection is at no cost.
The platform now has 8 mechanics and will eventually expand nationally. The Fiix founding team got $25,000 during a Velocity Fund finals demo and $20,000 from Y Combinator business accelerator.