Carhoot is a car care and mobile maintenance app that enables car owners and users to get roadside assistance, order spare parts and get their vehicles serviced in a secure, easy, and time-effective manner.
The solution is homegrown, built by Kenyans for Kenyan drivers with the intent to do the following:
- Giving access to people who are in need of credible services verified motor parts, and trusted on-demand service provision.
- Using available technology innovations to bring car care services nearer to everyday Kenyans.
- Addressing and resolving gender bias that female drivers and car owners face when it comes to car maintenance cost and purchase of parts.
- To help reduce and minimize Auto crashes as a result of inadequate vehicle maintenance practices.
Carhoot was launched in Nairobi in a virtual Zoom event which had CEO and founder Moses Kihumba alongside Mercy Orangi a Developer Relations Expert working at Andela, with attendees from different corners of the globe in attendance, majority of whom were curios tech professionals, wanting to check out the app’s features and engage with the platform’s Founder & CEO, Moses Kihumba
In a statement, Moses said: “True innovation today, is centered on humans. It’s focused on our behavior, our passions, and our needs. Carhoot is an innovation that has been designed to make your car ownership experience completely enjoyable.”
Carhoot will maximize Kenya’s digitization and extensive mobile penetration level, by offering local drivers access to convenient, verified, and trusted services within Nairobi easily. According to Mercy Orangi, what Carhoot is offering is bringing to the table a tech-powered local solution to a large local problem that is available at the press of a button by everyday tech-savvy drivers.
Her quote: “Moderating this event was an absolute joy and very apt personally for me, especially being a female driver, because a lot of my car trouble stories revolve around mechanics who take advantage of a number of female drivers who are not quite savvy in car care knowledge hence either bluff them on e.g. parts being changed during service, or overstating car part and car service costs .”
As the first homegrown end-to-end car care and maintenance mobile app in Kenya, Carhoot is a big deal. The country is a middle-income nation that has scored significant increase in motorization in the last decade, yet proper access to affordable car maintenance services still lacks.
The app makes it easier for busy people to keep track of how they should care for cares, and automates service reminders.
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