Vehicle owners can now conveniently search for places to get their tyres changed through the Carpit app, which will give a list of workshops around their area along with prices of services as well as list of additional services available, launched in open beta stage.
Carpit Malaysia co-founder and CEO Tai Qisheng said although it is an important aspect of road safety, many Malaysians put off changing their tyres due to being too time consuming.
“The tyre industry in Malaysia has not changed the way they provide their service to Malaysians for many decades now, leading many today to see tyre changes as more of a chore instead of the regular necessity it should be.
“In addition, we noticed a lack of strong solutions available to help make the experience more enjoyable for Malaysian drivers,” he said.
To ensure the legitimacy of its car service dealers, Carpit maintains a strict service quality guideline and gives customers the chance to review and rate other dealers, helping to reduce the incidents of scams and poor-quality dealers.
For security, users need only pay once through the app after the services have been completed, cutting out potential risks for fluctuating prices by dealers.
Currently there are over 237 dealers throughout the country available on the Carpit platform, with more expected to join the network as usage of the app grows.
The app features a large database of popular car model profiles with their respective tyre sizes so customers and car service shops can quickly and easily identify the right tyre size for any car.
All service shop dealers are also able to offer free pickup and drop-off services for added convenience to the customers.
Carpit even helps keep track of users’ tyre service records and provides reminders of when it is necessary to send the car for tyre servicing again, as well as allows users to store and enjoy promotions by the dealers.