Openbay, an award-winning online marketplace for auto repair and maintenance services, has released a new Android app that offers consumers a simple, fast way to compare auto repair services, book an appointment and pay, once the service is complete. Openbay is available as a free download on Google Play.
“The launch of Openbay’s Android app will enable significantly more consumers to effortlessly find and transact with the best possible automotive service providers,” said Rich Miner, general partner at GV. “There is tremendous untapped potential and lack of automation in automotive services. Openbay is delivering an innovative solution satisfying both consumers and service providers with its auto repair marketplace.”
“Until now, there’s been no other native app for consumers to handle the end-to-end process of getting a vehicle serviced via Android,” said Rob Infantino, founder and CEO of Openbay. “More than 40 percent of Openbay consumers book auto repair services via their mobile devices, and we see the trend toward mobile continuing, and look forward to exposing the platform to an entirely new market wherever and whenever they need automotive service.”
Openbay empowers consumers in need of automotive service by giving them a quick and intuitive end-to-end mobile experience. Consumers choose a high-quality service center based on distance, ratings and reviews, warranty and price, among other amenities, including Wi-Fi or loaner car. Throughout the process, users may utilize the complimentary Openbay concierge service for additional support, and exchange messages with service providers to address issues or confirm when the vehicle is ready for pickup. Openbay tracks service history, and each completed transaction generates credit in Openbay Rewards, which may be used toward future automotive service.
Openbay’s nationwide network of approved service providers is composed of independent service centers, mobile mechanics that make house calls, national chains and franchise dealership service departments. The company says all Openbay service providers have been screened for certifications, reviews, warranty and insurance.