Feb 28, 2017
MyCarNeedsA.com, the UK’s leading price comparison site, where service providers quote for MOT, servicing and repair has joined business leaders and owners in a series of videos, as part of a Masterclass series, created by The Telegraph Business Club.
The selection of videos describe the work of companies, together with clips from business leaders and owners talking about setting up and running your own business. Entitled ‘The Dot Com Car Business’, the video on MyCarNeedsA.com, features founder, Scott Hamilton together with Halfords, AutoRestore and Gary Hutchinson Car Sales.MyCarNeedsA.com is one of eight business chosen from 400 companies across the UK to be featured in the Telegraph’s Business Club and will be featured for six weeks in print and online.
Scott Hamilton set up the website in 2015, having spent over twenty years working in franchised dealerships. MyCarNeedsA.com has grown significantly over the last two years and now works with 4,000 garage and workshop partners nationwide. Over three quarter of a million car owners who visited the site have booked £1.5 million worth of MOT, servicing and repair jobs across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Scott Hamilton, Managing Director of MyCarNeedsA.com comments: “We are delighted to be featured in The Telegraph Business Club videos which looks inside our business and showcases what we deliver to car owners. My vision for the business was to help car owners find trustworthy garages to carry out MOT, servicing and repairs at a price and location that suits them. I also wanted to demonstrate that franchised dealers weren’t as expensive as car buyers believed and also give independent garages a level playing field to compete on.
“Over the last two years, we have turned down 1,600 garages that do not meet our standards. This has been a brave move, but it was the right one. Thanks to our stringent moderation process, we can provide car owners with a quality service. Our research shows that 39% of car owners don’t choose a garage based on price and that the work we pass on is split 50:50 between franchised dealers and independents.
“We are always looking for new network partners to join us and enjoy the benefits of additional revenue generated via MyCarNeedA.com.”
Chris Eldridge, MD of AutoRestore commented: “MyCarNeedsA.com differentiates itself as a comparison site through its focus on quality and customer service. This has resulted in many customers choosing a service provider based on factors they value more than just the lowest price, such as convenience and overall service levels. This fits extremely well with our own core values of service and quality”
Stefan Warhaftig, Commercial Director of Halfords Autocentres felt that providing customers with a trusted reference point, which was both easy and convenient to use, was a significant benefit for today’s car owners “We know that drivers are looking for reassurance and peace of mind, and we’re proud to offer both as the UK’s leading car service specialist. Our partnership with MyCarNeedsA.com gives us access to new customers and helps elevate quality standards across the industry via a trusted and transparent service – which can only be a good thing for drivers.”
MyCarNeedsA.com now works with over 4,000 garage and workshop partners nationwide. Only Authorised Repairers provide quotes for work, after a thorough vetting process and only genuine parts are used on all customer vehicles. Service books are stamped and a 12 month guarantee on all parts and labour is provided.
For further information, please visit www.MyCarNeedsA.com, download the APP or call 028 3833 8091.