On-demand mechanic RepairSmith is headed to Texas. The at-home car repair and maintenance service, which makes house calls in customized Mercedes Sprinters and other vans, is now available in Dallas and Houston, it announced this week. The service will expand to Austin later in May.
The shop-on-wheels, launched in LA in 2019, was recently named to Fast Company’s list of 10 most innovative transportation companies of 2021.
The fast-growing Daimler-backed company wants to rev up in the Lone Star State.
It’s no secret that Texans rely heavily on their cars. Our residents drive nearly 50 percent more miles per year than residents in other urban locations, the company points out.
RepairSmith also notes the increase in the population over the past year, along with an estimated rise in demand for car repair.
Using data-driven logistics, the company aims to help customers get repairs within two to three days of booking.
RepairSmith services individuals and business fleets
The company wants to deliver convenient vehicle repair and maintenance services for both individuals and business fleets. Offerings include upfront price quotes and online appointment scheduling available seven days a week, the company says.
Certified technicians are employees of the company and drive custom-outfitted vehicles, says RepairSmith. That means techs are equipped with quality tools and top-of-the-line equipment to perform on-site repairs for car owners at their home or work, as well as on-site for fleets, employers, and others.
“We’re excited to announce this expansion as part of our mission to deliver convenient auto repair everywhere,” says Joel Milne, RepairSmith CEO, in a statement. “As RepairSmith continues to grow, we are seeking skilled technicians to join our team to deliver the best car repair service to Texans.”
RepairSmith says it’s actively hiring in Dallas and other Texas cities. (Technicians can apply here.)
Jump Start repair program supports nonprofits
RepairSmith also wants to support the Texas community. The company’s Jump Start program offers access to free repair and maintenance services to support nonprofit organizations “that are dedicated to advancing socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic equality in their communities by providing access to food or personal care products, health and wellness resources, education, job training, family services, housing assistance, rehabilitation programs, or related assistance to at-risk populations,” according to the company.
No-contact car repair delivered
The company also offers a ‘No-Contact Car Repair,‘ a new service developed in the pandemic.
RepairSmith expanded its service from two to more than 325 locations in 2020, according to Fast Company. Now the in-home repair service company is available in over 650 cities with its Texas expansion, the company said in a news release.
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