The new Go Mechanic app offers a database of auto an RV mobile service providers which the company calls a mobile service directory on speed-dial.
The company contends that eliminates the need to fumble to find the number to a motor club membership, and calculate a benefit package. By selecting roadside assistance on the app that knows the current location, a list of service providers nearby appear.
Not a roadside breakdown? Go Mechanic includes a directory of several mobile service options; auto and RV mechanics, oil, detailing, tire and glass. GPS based, the app can instantly find the nearest mobile service provider simply by referencing your current location. Then with a one-touch-call, the user can talk live with a provider of your choice to schedule your service at a location of your choosing.
Mobile mechanics and other mobile service providers are the future. Their business models are much more customer-centric and efficient, which is a benefit to both parties. The app is available for free download on both Apple iOS and Android devices.
There are other apps that compete with Go Mechanic. Openbay announced it will work in the future with a supported OBDII device it will give away to subscribers in the hopes that the subscribers will get their cars repaired by Openbay shops. Two new repair apps with OBDII connections available are RepairLync and the Mechanic Advisor Connection Key as ways to connect to car mechanics.
Mojio claims by using its Virtual Mechanic, you’ll know as much about your car as your mechanic does, so you won’t be charged for repairs you don’t need. Mojio is available on Amazon.com for $149 including the first year of cellular data service through AT&T. After that it costs $4.99 USD per month ($6.99 in Canada).
Zubie offers alerts for car diagnosis.