No one looks forward to taking their car to the garage for repairs or an MOT, it can often be stressful trying to fit it in to our ever bust lives. And according to a survey conducted by Fixter (a UK company aiming to take the stress and hassle out of maintaining your car) many suspect they could have been ripped off too. The survey found that over 20% of people admitted they didn’t know if they needed the services they were paying for and a further 10% had no idea if they were paying a reasonable price.
One of Fixter’s missions is to bridge that trust gap for it’s customers. They do this by having an inhouse mechanic check over any work that needs doing on your car and dealing with the garage for you. They have their own garage network which is also vetted, trustworthy, and professional. They do this by only working with the top 5% of independent garages in each area they cover. To ensure high quality service, Fixter’s staff personally visits each garage – assessing their equipment, staff training and qualifications, capacity, and technical capabilities. Click here to find out why only 1 in 20 garages meets Fixter’s standards.
To keep the standards high, Fixter has a partnership with AXA insurance and top garage networks, including Bosch Car Care, Autofirst, Unipart Car Care, RAC, AA, and Trust My Garage. All Fixter garages receive training from Group Auto, Bosch, and Autofirst, among others to maintain compliance and stay updated on industry and technological changes. Fixter’s quality control procedures means you’ll never receive bad service or parts and labour you don’t need.
According to Fixters survey, UK drivers spend an average of £100 for a car service and £36 for an MOT. However, garages can charge up to roughly £55 for an MOT as regulated by the government. Fixter’s unique partnerships with each garage means they’re able to negotiate prices and terms not available to the public and walk-in customers. Since Fixter’s easy to use service is favoured by garages, they’re able to work out preferential parts costs and hourly rates on car servicing packages and MOT tests. When booking either a full, major or interim service on the Fixter website, you’ll see exactly what’s being handled. There’s never any hidden fees.
Fixter offers an interim service for £59 and a £29 MOT which fall well below industry averages. In addition to low costs, they handle the entire door to door garage process (collecting and delivering your car back when you want). You don’t have to wait about while your car is serviced or tested. Imagine what you can do with the 45-60 minutes or 3 hours it usually takes for either an MOT test or service.
Letting Fixter handle your car maintenance could mean you literally never have to take your car to the garage again or worry about getting ripped off!