Monsoon season brings us much-needed relief from the relentless heatwave and it always comes with a set of challenges like floods and traffic jams that disrupt normal life. Though it seems exciting to go on a long drive or just hang out with family and friends during monsoon, traveling comes with a great list of concerns. Vehicles like a two-wheeler or a four-wheeler call for extra care during the monsoon. In most parts of the country, it only takes a light shower for the streets to turn into gentle streams, and quickly into raging rivers. Though most of the vehicles can manage in a little bit of water, staying in deep water for extended periods of time is a big NO-NO.
Here are the five best vehicle breakdown assistance platforms that can help/rescue you during monsoon if you are stuck in the middle of the road:
ReadyAssist is a recent entrant in the segment but one of its kind with massive support coverage across any nook and corner of the country. A new-age startup with high aspirations on fixing the fundamental gaps in the Indian RSA segment. It provides services such as flat tyre puncture repairs, emergency fuel delivery, fixes for starting problems, battery jumpstart & towing service, etc. Their support availability across PAN India is almost 100% and they are pretty fast in terms of reaching a stranded customer. They have a 24/7 hotline with multi-lingual support, WhatsApp support. It reaches the customer in less than 30 minutes.
GoMechanic is a branded network of car service workshops with a presence in 26 cities across India. The startup’s services can be booked through its website, app, or by a central customer care number. It provides services such as routine maintenance, cleaning off the car with a different variety of options, extra care for the car’s wheel and tyre. In an emergency situation, emergency service is being provided. On car breakdown or any roadside assistance, the car is being taken care of by GoMechanics. Customers can opt for free car pick-up and drop-off service, or book an appointment and drive to the GoMechanic workshop. It has a corporate tie-up with Mobil Lubricants.
Droom is the third largest e-commerce company in India in terms of GMV and the largest online auto marketplace for buying and selling new and used automobiles with over 80% market share of the automobile transactions online. The platform offers a wide range of categories from bicycle to plane and all automobile services such as roadside assistance, auto inspection, RTO services, warranty, services and repairs etc.
Auto i Care
Auto i Care promises to offer 24 hours RSA service anywhere in India within 20 to 30 minutes. The company aggregated 18,000 garages and local mechanics across the national highways and state highways. It offers services like puncture/tyre change, battery jump-start, or other small mechanical problems that could be fixed on the spot. Depending on the spare part, Auto i Care also offers free service or replacement warranty, which can be availed anywhere across India, irrespective of where the repair work was originally carried out.
Pitstop has an android application and website for its customers to book car repairs and services from the comfort of their homes. The platform has standardized pricing for certain services such as general inspection, body repair, long drive express check-up, and second-hand car inspection, among others. Customers can also select services and book them online through Pitstop’s website. Unlike traditional garages, where customers leave their cars for half a day to get the servicing done, Pitstop takes 75 minutes to do general service.