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Car services tech startup FIXR aims to raise capital

Posted on 30-Aug-2018 10:19 | Filed under: News

FIXR, a New Zealand-first car services app has launched a capital raise campaign to implement advanced features.


The tech startup is looking to raise $200,000 in investment to introduce a raft of advanced features with the vision of making the app a one-stop-shop for vehicle services in New Zealand.


Founded by Stan Petrich and Anton Lensvelt in May, FIXR makes it easy for consumers to seek quotes for their car service or repair needs by simply logging a job.


Approved car service agents then respond with quotes, and the user has a variety of options to pick from. In its current form FIXR is free for both users and businesses that have signed up.


The advanced features such as advertising, being able to negotiation with businesses and online transaction will incur a fee.


“We have had a promising first few months with decent uptake, which demonstrates there is a market for this type of app. Now, people can do everything from their phones, including banking, work, data storage and monetary transactions. It made sense to simplify the car servicing/repairs process which is universally disliked for the time and effort it requires,” says Stan Petrich.


The app runs on iOS app, Android app and Web platforms and helps car owners to find the most suitable mechanic or car service businesses in Auckland in the event of car maintenance requirements, whether it is a break down, service or tuning.


“Car service agents and mechanics also benefit significantly from using FIXR as the app is directing business through their doors by offering the potential for more jobs and new customers who otherwise would not have been exposed to them,” says Anton Lensvelt.


There are approximately 4,000,000 cars and 15,000 mechanics in New Zealand and the number is growing each year. FIXR’s target audience covers all car owners; despite their age, gender, depth of car knowledge or level of enthusiasm.


Irrespective of efforts to promote public transport, New Zealand remains far from a country with a prolific public transport network and billions of dollars of funding have been committed to better roading and infrastructure, reinforcing New Zealand’s status as a driving nation. Kiwis love their cars.


“The short term plan is to expand our services nationwide and within two years expand to Australia, USA and the UK,” says Petrich.


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