Bolt, Fixit45 Provide Seamless Autocare Services

February 22, 2022

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

A collaboration aimed to make access to autocare services seamless for ride-hailing drivers for income optimisation has been entered into between Bolt and Fixit45.

Under the new partnership, Bolt drivers will enjoy quality vehicle repair and maintenance services through subscription-based plans that minimize potential mobility disruption.

This subscription-based service plan for drivers on the Bolt platform guarantees unfettered access to quality auto services that include autocare, vehicle repair and maintenance from Fixit45’s service network across the country.

Other benefits include access to repair financing, discounts on spare parts, unlimited diagnosis, periodic car wash and tire services, according to a statement from the firm.

“At Bolt, our promise of improving the experience of our drivers has been central to our continued success in Nigeria. Our commitment is reflected in our constant effort to build new avenues that help make our drivers and fleet partners more profitable,” the Country Manager at Bolt, Mr Femi Akin-Laguda, said.

“This partnership will improve the access of our partners to cost-effective autocare, repair financing and so much more,” he added.

Mr Femi Akin-Laguda noted that, “We do not select our partners or partnerships frivolously; Working with Fixit45 on this project will help our drivers keep their cars in great conditions and save them a lot of time and money in maintaining their vehicles leading to better experiences for all our customers, be they drivers or passengers.”

Also commenting, the CEO and co-founder of Fixit45, Mr Justus Obaoye, noted that given the enabling power of mobility as a critical success factor in stimulating advancement and development for both urban and rural economies, it is imperative that concerted efforts are made towards mitigating disruptions in that space.

“As a platform that enhances mobility experiences, Fixit45 has collaboration in its DNA. As such, we are excited to partner with a market leader in the ride-hailing space in oiling the wheels of progress.

“This service plan ensures that drivers’ inactivity often occasioned by vehicle operational downtime is minimized while increased earnings, improved vehicle reliability, and quick service turnaround time are some of the perks that come with this partnership. This partnership with Bolt is poised to keep the lights of the Nigerian economy on,” Mr Obaoye said.

On his part, the co-founder/CTO of Fixit45, Mr Abdulazeez Ogunjobi, remarked that, “With technology increasingly contributing to the development of mobility, strategic engagements like this will help make life easier and put both firms at the forefront of driving change.

“We are driven by our overarching purpose which is to facilitate the exchange of goods and services, thereby enabling value creation for all participants and this partnership bolsters our mandate.

“It is heart-warming to note that we are helping stakeholders see that we are not here to compete but here to facilitate and enable the fix that makes every car owner happy.”

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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