TrackAMechanic wants to make honest people out of mechanics, by making it easy to access reliable and affordable car repairs within minutes of breakdown. That's a huge promise. Huge. Because Nigerian service providers - tailors, mechanics, electricians, AC technicians - are the most unreliable people on the planet.
And on judgement day, all of them, especially the mechanics, will line up separate from the rest of us because they have more to answer for. Many people can relate to taking their car to the shop for one fault, and leaving with three different new faults.
Your Nigerian mechanic, when you tell him "I don't know what's wrong with my car":
Co-founded by Peter Chibuzor (CEO), Tope kolade (COO) and Martinz Bright (CTO), TrackAMechanic officially launched on June 1, 2017. TrackAMechanic's database, according to the team, is made up of mechanics with many years of experience in their field, who have been vetted for background, criminal and reference checks. Details about each mechanic — years of experience, job skills, specialisations, feedback, etc — are also made available to customers on the website.
Customers can also monitor the progress of their repairs via the TrackAMechanic app, which is available on Android and iOS. The app (and website) has an integrated satellite geolocation map, which also enables users to locate services in real time.
In the war against bad and unreliable service providers, TrackAMechanic could come in very handy.