An app which permits motorists to maintain updated with all their automobile upkeep and authorized duties will launch subsequent month at Automotive Administration Stay.
Autofile, a shopper app designed to offer drivers one place to maintain on prime of servicing and different points, can be shared with audiences on the prime occasion for automotive trade colleagues on November 9.
The app, which is totally free to the client, has been developed to offer dealerships, repairers and suppliers a dramatically cheaper and extra focused technique to talk with their purchasers than conventional strategies of calling, emailing, texting or posting letters.
Autofile reminds the person when something must be addressed and offers the means to organise bookings with repairers and dealerships, with the potential to retailer data for a number of automobiles.
For the automotive retail trade, the answer gives focused entry to clients in actual time, with service expenses solely required when somebody books a service and no ongoing subscription expenses.
The idea for Autofile has been developed by founders Paul Clarke and Giles Daly, who draw upon a wealth of automotive trade expertise.
Paul Clarke mentioned: “We’re excited to unveil Autofile at Automotive Administration Stay as we consider it may be the most cost effective and handiest means for the automobile trade to speak with clients but.
“Every thing wanted to handle a automobile is in a single place with Autofile so there is no such thing as a extra searching for paperwork to search out out when issues could be due, or frustrations of making an attempt to get via to a storage for a last-minute reserving for a service or MOT because the app retains customers updated.”
Giles Daly mentioned: “Autofile provides retailers and repairers the power to reply questions with out the necessity to name and to ship reminders through push notifications. Your clients are reminded when an MOT or scheduled servicing is required, permitting you to deal with many extra automobiles and clients with the identical overhead as at this time, serving to profitability and enhancing buyer satisfaction.”
When an Autofile person sells a automobile, they’ll go the upkeep historical past to any new proprietor through the app, which may additionally analyse utilization to evaluate potential financial savings of switching to an electrical automobile.
Autofile can be on show at stand B21 at Automotive Administration Stay on November 9. Going down at Birmingham NEC the occasion is billed because the “go-to occasion” for automotive professionals wanting to search out out concerning the newest expertise options, merchandise, and companies within the trade.
The Autofile group have been supported in its improvement by the Worcestershire Elevate Development programme, a Authorities-funded scheme run by Worcestershire County Council to assist established small to medium-sized enterprises with progress ambitions. Autofile have partnered with fellow Elevate Development cohort member Inexperienced Gorilla Software program, primarily based in Bromsgrove, which has developed the app software program, together with design firm Gasoline.
The Autofile companions have a powerful observe document in trade innovation, having operated Autoconnect, one of many UK’s main aftermarket options suppliers. Paul Clarke is founding father of main truck compliance system Truckfile and RTC, one of many present main aftersales suppliers to the UK franchised supplier networks, which is now a part of the Citnow group of firms.