Uberlike car repair business sees growth despite economy

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Uber-like car repair business sees growth despite economy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Kaitlin Lee Posted Mar 17, 2016 1:38 pm MDT An Alberta-based auto mechanic business that operates a lot like Uber is seeing its customer base grow despite tough economic times. The business, called instaMek, sends a mechanic to your door and repairs on your vehicle are done right in the driveway. The service launched last year in Edmonton and while it might seem like a bad time to have started a business, founder Uzair Ahmed told 660 NEWS things have been steady since cars will break down no matter what the price of oil is at.“Our repair prices are up to 30 per cent cheaper than dealerships, because of the low overhead model,” he said. “Mechanics can make more money by using us, and there are a lot of mechanics available.”However unlike Uber, not just anyone can sign up to be one of the company’s mechanics and Ahmed said the company favours quality over quantity. “Uber will take anybody,” he said. “We have to make sure we only take the top five per cent of the mechanics out there, we make them go through a rigorous training program, and they have to get trained by one of our main guys.”Right now people who need to use the service can call, text or use an online form to submit a request and instaMek will be launching a new app for iPhones on April 1st. The company currently operates in Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto, and will soon start servicing Vancouver residents as well.

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