New ‘Search Engine’ to Revolutionise Car Servicing
Online entrepreneur, Darren Cooke, has engineered a unique, new website – Strictly Service – to help drivers across Australia save time and money servicing their car.
The QLD-based former mechanical fitter and aircraft engineer has launched www.strictlyservice.com.au to fine-tune and speed up the process of finding a good-value car service. The national, easy-to-use website provides competitive quotes from multiple mechanics in the customer’s local area, as well as informing them of the mechanic’s availability and customer service rating. The online platform will also save mechanics time and allow them to bid for work, providing more opportunities for car servicers.
Mr Cooke said his own experience as a mechanic prompted him to look for a simple solution that met the needs of both customers and car repairers. “I basically saw there was a need for a streamlined system of booking your car in for a service,” he said. “Strictly Service puts you in the driver’s seat of the servicing process – you pick the best quote and a time that suits you.”
Brisbane local, Kris Lyons, is one of the first drivers to book his car in for a service using the innovative, new website. “It was very easy to use – I just typed my details in and lots of mechanics came up,” he said. “I could compare the ratings of customers and read reviews, which meant I wasn’t going in blind, and wasn’t going to get ripped off. Because the website compared quotes, I ended up saving $400.
Owner of Mackay Tyrepower, Tim Roser, has already seen the advantages of his workshop using the platform: “Using Strictly Service gives us online exposure with no ongoing costs or fees. Due to the increase of work we’ve received already, we’ve been able to add another mechanic to our workshop.”
While similar price-comparing websites have been used in the real estate and travel industries, Strictly Service is the first website of its kind in the car mechanic industry and Mr Cooke has plans to expand the network globally. “With a steady flow of customers already using the site, my goal is for Strictly Service to accelerate the car servicing process for everyone,” Mr Cooke said. “My goal has been to help drivers but also support the car service as a whole and that’s why Strictly Service is a win-win for all players.”
Strictly Service charges no fees for customers to compare quotes. Car service providers pay Strictly Service a small service fee once they have finished a repair job they have gained through the site..
Strictly Service: Car Servicing Made Easy – www.strictlyservice.com.au