Car purchase and servicing platform, BookMyTime, has acquired car management startup Service year. “With this acquisition, we are ready to expand our operations in terms of service and geography,” said Raghuram Kote, founder of BookMyTime. The BookMyTime app provides users with price comparisons of cars and servicing requirements, such as providing details of puncture shops and round-the-clock towing services. The company currently present in Bangalore claims to have partnered with more than 182 authorized dealers for servicing and 110 dealers for new cars.
In the automobile sector, online classifieds firm, Quikr has acquired Step, a platform that connects vehicle owners with service providers nearest to them during September this year. Before that, Girnar Software Pvt Ltd, which owns CarDekho.com, Gaadi.com, and Zigwheels.com, had acquired roadside assistance (RSA) provider, Help On Wheels Pvt Ltd in an all-cash deal in April this year. The automobile marketplace and repair segment has seen a lot of investor interest recently. Read more on Investments.
The growth of IT and other industries in India has greatly improved the standard of living of Indian citizens. Many people have now purchased cars or bikes (which have led to huge traffic snarls in all the cities in India) and can commute with ease. With a greater number of cars comes a greater need to service them. The BookMyTime app has made life easy for people by allowing them to make price comparisons of cars before purchasing, thereby ensuring cheap and efficient cars.
It is also easy for people to find a good car servicing agent to repair and clean their car at regular intervals. Maintenance of cars is essential to optimize their performance and also to make them appear clean and neat. People stuck on roads due to car – punctures or engine breakdowns can also help easily through BookMyTime’s mobile app. This startup is definitely a useful startup and a visionary one. The government of India should promote more startups like these. Read more on Startup News.
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