Nigeria’s online auto-mechanic debut

mechanic debut The online automobile industry in Nigeria has moved a step up the ladder, it now provides convenience with the debut of an online automobile mechanic’s directory known as Autobox, a new e-commerce platform to supply genuine car parts to millions of car owners. Its website offers new and exciting features — the first of its kind in Nigeria & Africa at large.

Autobox has also partnered with Carmudi, Nigeria’s number 1 online site to reach car buyers and sellers.

Vivian Chindima, spokesperson of Carmudi Nigeria, said apart from using only genuine spare parts for repairs, the auto mechanics prospecting users will get in autobox which provides pre-vehicle purchase inspection, car diagnostics, repair and servicing.

On the idea behind Autobox, the Managing Director, Charles Philip said ‘most car owners and buyers engage mechanics by referral even though some of them are not qualified to work on some car brands. “Autobox has a large pool of certified auto mechanics who specialize in specific car brands and who have notable workshops or service centers and are willing to come to your home or office at a time booked by the car owners,” Philip said.

He added:“we are excited to work with Carmudi to offer this service to its first time car buyers and sellers. We are bringing a convenience and assurance of certified mechanics who will use genuine Autobox parts to fix cars for owners. Partnerships like these are important to growing trust in car owners across Nigeria”

On the partnership with Carmudi Nigeria, Philip said “Carmudi Nigeria is not just a car classified website; they also ensure they provide convenience to car buyers and it is with this in mind that we partner with them. First time buyers will be able to have access to pre vehicle inspection and diagnostics at an affordable price by clicking the Autobox banner for the Carmudi Nigeria website. We will also publish car tips on the Carmudi Nigeria Journal.

Amy Muoneke, Managing Director Carmudi Nigeria said “it is exciting partnering with Autobox  because we know the importance of finding a mechanic you can trust when you are about to purchase a car for the first time. Carmudi Nigeria is always finding ways to ensure we provide innovative solutions to problems that car buyers might face and this is one of such partnerships.

With support from the Co-creation Hub, Autobox has grown its user base, network of reputable parts dealers, as well as improve its offerings to Nigerian car owners.  The new and improved platform is a great improvement from the previous version. It offers new and exciting features such as quick diagnostic test online, booking mechanics fixed online price quotation for selected jobs, online Dashboard to track jobs done on their car, warranty on jobs from our mechanics as well as parts.

By Pita Ochai

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