Continental teams up with CarBengkel app

By CARSIFU | 17 June 2015

PETALING JAYA: Continental Tyres in Malaysia has teamed up with CarBengkel mobile application which will enable car owners to locate via GPS the location of the nearest Continental, Dunlop or Viking workshops to request for breakdown and tyre change quotations and services.

“This is a great app for motorists to have on their smartphones which can help them in emergencies. Continental Tyres is honoured to partner with CarBengkel. With it, we’re better able to attend to our customers’ needs where ever they may be,” said vice-president of marketing and sales, PLT & TT, Continental Tyres, Malaysia, Cameron Wilson.

CarBengkel is available for free on both Apple AppStore and Google Play and is linked to a network of 1,000 workshops, and service centres nationwide.

CarBengkel team is currently scrutinizing an additional 1,800 workshops and service centres to be included its network.

CarBengkel founder and managing director Armin Baniaz said he and his team built the app so that motorists can spend less time looking for a workshop that offers impeccable service at affordable prices.

“Most households do not set aside a budget for car maintenance as they do other expenses but it needs to be done to ensure the vehicle’s optimal performance. It is only when the time comes for the vehicle’s regular service or when it breaks down that motorists realise that they have to part with a sum of money and maybe even more if an essential part of the vehicle needs to be replaced,” said Armin.

Motorists can use CarBengkel to request price quotations from workshops for repair or maintenance works and choose the one that fits their budget.

The CarBengkel mobile application also enables users to send an SOS alert to nearby workshop when their vehicles break down in unfamiliar territories.

CarBengkel signed a partnership with Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) to chart the network of service centres and workshops nationwide. MAI will also be collating labour costs and the recommended retail prices of car parts which will be made available on the CarBengkel app.