New Kiwi app FIXR connects vehicle owners to automotive service providers

3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 10, 2018

A New Zealand app that pairs Kiwis with automotive service providers has been launched. FIXR is the brainchild of founders Stan Petrich and Anton Lensvelt.

“Both Anton and I were having difficulty finding suitable car specialists in our areas. That‘s why we decided to create an automotive hub for people like us – car owners who want to find the service or product they need, at a fair price and from someone with a track record of quality work,” says Petrich. 

With more than 150 registered mechanics and repairers available throughout Auckland, FIXR makes it easier than ever to find things like new tyres or car audio systems. 

The app allows Kiwis to browse services and book appointments without having to make phone calls, search the web or visit shop. To submit a job, users input the description of their car problem or request, desired date and time of vehicle drop off, and relevant photos. 

Once a job is submitted, various service agents provide estimates and quotes and specify the time they can do it. Users then accept or decline these estimates or quotes. If accepted, the service agent contacts the person directly or by using the app to schedule the work required.

FIXR also offers a rating system for users, helping others find the best rated service provider for the job.

“FIXR makes it fast and easy to get your car fixed or improved. It makes the service transparent for people and businesses. It reduces costs for vehicle owners that need work done and allows businesses to focus on their core competencies and profitability. It‘s win-win,” says Petrich. 

“We‘re confident it‘s going to grow fast, and we hope we can offer the service in other locations throughout New Zealand as fast as possible.”

For automotive repair agents, the app streamlines the job process, allowing agents to take on the work they want and pass on what they don‘t want. FIXR also reaches a broader range of customers.

FIXR is available from the iTunes App Store and Google Play. You can also find FIXR online at