A mobile application has been launched in Nairobi by SkyTOP Technologies Limited, that empowers motorists, garages, mechanics and auto part dealers to take charge of their vehicle repairs and costs.
mCarFix App was launched Live on NTV on Thursday 23rd May 2019 at KICC Shimba Hall. The Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Paniel Mwaura said the app is a one stop shop to access verified spare part dealers and garages within your location, all at the click of a button!
" In the App, mCarFix is made in such a way that you can send someone else to repair your car without any worries of whether you will be conned or lose any money. Our application tracks the vehicle maintenance history, shows you images of the parts and locations where the garages and spare part shops are located together with their contacts. You can call the dealers directly to counter check any detail," said the CEO.
Akong'o Paul, SkyTOP’s Director of ICT and Innovations said, "We need to help motorists to know when it is safe to drive and when it is not, since the App keeps record of the last time the car service was done. The App can show when a part was last replaced and how long it can serve you before your next service."
The launch was attended by various partners including motorists, garage owners, mechanics, auto part dealer owners, representatives from the leading media houses namely NTV, K24, KBC, Switch TV, various print media, Motorists Association of Kenya, KEMRA, Matatu Owners Association, insurance firms to mention but a few. " Now we have witnessed a good technology for the industry. I hope such innovations will help us and the industry to boost our revenue. I have confidence and we shall monitor this system to ensure that it complies with all the regulations. I have to assure motorists and mechanics that embracing technology is the sure way to grow," said Harrison Ikunda CEO, Kenya Motor Repairers Association of Kenya (KEMRA).
The Matatu Owners Association CEO Mr Simon Kimutai explained during the launch, " We lose a lot of revenue in the replacement of spare parts due to the proliferation of counterfeit parts in the market. At other times the car is not taken for service regularly and you lack proof of the actual service done. I applaud SkyTOP Technologies for introducing the App as it is a great solution to manage our vehicles."
The CEO of SkyTOP Technologies, Mr Paniel Mwaura, observed further that the newly launched solution will enable garages and auto part dealers to increase their revenues by expanding their customer base across the country.
mCarFix comes at a time that the Kenyan government has put up a ban on the importation of 17 categories of second-hand motor vehicle spare parts. The motor vehicle spare parts industry has employed tens of thousands of youth. Through the app, the motorist will only access genuine spare parts as it has enlisted the services of garages and dealers that are thoroughly vetted.
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