Acquiring your automobile repaired is not only costly, it is frustrating. This is specially legitimate when you have to depart your automobile in the shop for days at a time.
Fiix want to deal with this. Aspect of Y Combinator’s Wintertime 2017 course, the startup has crafted a platform to send out a mechanic to your household to deal with your automobile inside hours of remaining requested.
Shoppers ask for assistance by calling or chatting with the company on the internet site. Curiously, Fiix prefers to offer with prospects above the cell phone so they can precisely diagnose the problem. This lets them send out the proper sections and mechanic without essentially seeing your automobile, and make positive the problem can essentially be fastened in a driveway and does not require a comprehensive garage.
That remaining mentioned, the startup suggests above 80% of repairs completed in a shop can be completed in a driveway as prolonged as you have an knowledgeable mechanic.
All of Fiix’s mechanics are unbiased contractors – some who are generalists and some who specialize in international cars like Mercedes. In fact lots of are mechanics who perform in the course of the working day in dealership fix shops and perform for Fiix to make some excess funds on the side. Considering the fact that the startup has no fastened overhead they can fork out their mechanics additional than most shops or dealerships can.
Charges are on par with an average fix shop, and about 30% more cost-effective than acquiring your automobile repaired at a dealership. But of system it is much additional practical than equally – the startup at present can get you a mechanic in about 3 hours, and is doing the job on acquiring this down to an hour from the time of ask for to when the mechanic comes at your home.
The startup is stay all over Toronto and the bordering parts, and options on increasing quickly to other automobile-targeted destinations like California. But launching in Toronto brings up the query of what takes place when it snows or is as well chilly to fix a automobile exterior? To make positive your automobile can however get repaired same-working day, Fiix will tow your automobile for free of charge to a shop that they hire house in nearby.
Fiix had an attention-grabbing journey to YC. After launching in Toronto the startup applied to Y Combinator’s Fellowship program by means of the pitch contest held on Justin Kan’s Snapchat. They won and got accepted into YC Fellowship, and now 6 months later on are section of YC’s comprehensive-fledged wintertime course.
Now, Fiix is undertaking above a million bucks in revenue (sections and labor) on a yearly basis to above a thousand prospects in Toronto.
Of system Fiix is not the only on-demand from customers mechanic startup. YourMechanic released in 2012 at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, was also section of YC’s Wintertime 2012 course and recently raised $24M in funding. But with so lots of cars on the street there is certainly house for some competition.