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Setting up a date to get your car serviced is mostly a time-consuming and expensive affair. To alleviate the tedium, Delhi-based Rakesh Sidana came up with a one-stop web portal, MeriCAR.com, for car service and repairs in the National Capital Region.
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Cashkaro.com Partners with MeriCAR.com to offer Discount Coupons for Car Workshops

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Cashkaro.com, a leading cashback & coupons website will now offer coupons for MeriCAR enabling car owners to save money on servicing and repairs at MeriCAR.com Member Car Workshops.


MeriCAR.com is the first site in India to offer car servicing and repairs. The website has a hot deals section which allows car owners to buy coupons to use at MeriCAR Member Workshops and save huge on car servicing. The offers include free paid service and annual membership for 24x7 breakdown assistance with car cleaning and wheel alignment coupons. Cashkaro customers will get 10% discount on these offers, saving even more!

In order to get MeriCAR coupons & discounts, customers can join Cashkaro for free. Search for MeriCAR and click on the offer of choice. This will give a discount code which you can enter at MeriCAR.com payment page and get 10% off! It is completely secure to pay on MeriCAR.com as MeriCAR uses Times Of Money (The Time of India Group) Payment gateway to process payment through net-banking and credit or debit card.

After buying a package on MeriCAR, customers will receive a confirmation call from the MeriCAR team and get an email with link to print online discount coupons. Prior booking for any service is mandatory. There are 8 coupons to print online. MeriCAR also provides 24x7 breakdown assistance with all memberships.

“We are excited to be partnering with MeriCAR.com. I love the concept & the convenience MeriCAR brings to car owners. We will be promoting the idea to our large member base & hope to add great value to MeriCAR’s growing business” says Swati Bhargava, CEO, Cashkaro.com

“Our member workshops are selected car service centres. There are many customers who have got benefits and saved huge amounts on car servicing bills. We launched our Customer Benefit Program last year and running it successfully. Offering online coupons help us retain & incentivize customers to visit MeriCAR Member Workshops again.” Says Rakesh Sidana, Founder & CEO, MeriCAR.com

About Cashkaro.com
Cashkaro.com is run by the UK Cashback company called Pouring Pounds Ltd. Cashkaro is India’s No.1 Cashback & Coupons website. Members can join Cashkaro for free and get up to 50% Cashback and free coupons for top brands like Snapdeal, Myntra, Yatra & now MeriCAR as well. Cashkaro is a leading player in its market with a large member base and an active Facebook community. They have also been covered by Businessworld, CNBC, Iamwire, Wall Street Journal & many news sites as a new way to save money.



MeriCAR.com Introduces Search Engine to Find Answers to your Car Problems

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MeriCAR.com launches Search Engine to find answer to your car problem from the database of expert Q&A.


MeriCAR.com, a leading web portal on car servicing booking in India, announces the launch of Search Engine for visitors to find similar car problems from database of Q&A.



Mahindra First Choice Services Workshop


The team has a panel of experts from automotive industry who replies to car problems and suggests answers based on experience. MeriCAR.com automotive experts have replied to over 10000 questions till now. Visitors need to logon to the website and search for the car problems.


The search application finds related questions from the database and brings results. Online form is provided to ask car problem question if answer is not found in the search result.

The existing database is collection of answers from automotive experts. It gives unique proposition to the website where automotive experts suggest answers to car owners. This application is also available on mobile version.



"The aftermarket is unorganized and cost estimation are main issue at car service centers. The car owners have no access to any public forum where experts can help. We are trying to build database of answers to common car problems. It will definitely help to add value to car owners who can get an idea before going for car servicing and repair. Even all our experts suggest physical inspection for specific problem identification but search options can help them for common car problems." Says Founder, CEO, Rakesh Sidana



MeriCAR.com team has booked 12000 cars for servicing and repair till now and growing. The company provides phone support in New Delhi/NCR and Mumbai for car servicing booking at nearest car service center and partners with Mahindra First Choice Services multibrand workshops to make presence in other major cities like Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad.



MeriCAR.com partners with Mahindra First Choice Services Multibrand Workshops



Mumbai, Maharashtra, May 30, 2013 -- Mahindra First Choice Services is a chain of multi brand car workshops across major cities in India like Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai, Nashik, Pune, Surat, Vapi, Coimbatore, Nellore



Mahindra First Choice Services Workshop


Mahindra First Choice Services Ltd. was established in 2008 and aims to offer a world class car servicing experience in India at value for money prices. The company employs well trained technicians who can cater to the various servicing needs of multi-brand cars. Only quality spares procured at competitive rates are used. MFCS also follows stringent quality measures and a mandatory 50 point “First Choice First Check” which is performed on all cars. The company also offers cashless insurance facilities with leading insurance companies.


“Currently, the market is shared equally by OEMs and Independent Garages (IG). Both have their positives and negatives. MFCS aims to present car owners with the positive aspects of both these players with the added advantage of servicing any brand of car. MFCS offers skilled technicians, quality spare parts, state-of-the art equipment and free pick up and drop facility, all geared to give the car owner a world class car servicing experience like never before” says Mr. Vijay Kumar, CEO, Mahindra First Choice Services Ltd.


Launched in 2008 in New Delhi, MeriCAR.com is promoting independent and authorized workshops in New Delhi/NCR. The company has opened sales office in Mumbai.


Partnership with with Mahindra First Choice Services multibrand workshops will give opportunities to online visitors to book car service at MFCS multibrand workshops in other cities. It would definitely scale up business to serve customers all across India.


Notes to Editor

MeriCAR.com™ is first in India dedicated car servicing web portal. The venture is helping car owners to search the neighbourhood car service centre, connect to the right car workshop and save on car servicing bill. MeriCAR.com™ impacts unorganized after-sales-market and provides personalized support to find the right car workshop in India. MeriCAR.com™ search web directory has over 1000 verified car repair and service centres all across India.



MeriCAR.com launched online car servicing booking in Mumbai



Mumbai, Maharashtra, March 10, 2013 -- MeriCAR.com, India's first web portal on car servicing and repair, launches its services in Mumbai. Car owners can book their car servicing through the website. The website provides search to car owners to find nearest car repair centre. The website has booked 11000 cars and the company has personalized centralized call center in New Delhi/NCR.

The website is helping car owners to search the neighborhood car service and repair centre. The venture is associated with authorized and multibrand car workshops. The website has now launched its services all across Mumbai for car owners. The service is also available to Navi Mumbai and Thane.

Visitors logon to website and search for car workshops in their area. The team responds to car owners through calls and chat program. The call center recommends car workshop based on customer reviews and connect them to nearest car workshops. The website sells pre-paid servicing deals under customer loyalty program to help customer to save on car servicing.

"After making success in Delhi/NCR, we want to explore more opportunities and want to serve more customers with our value services in Mumbai. " says, Rakesh Sidana, Founder and CEO, MeriCAR.com

Notes to Editor

MeriCAR.com™ is first in India dedicated car servicing web portal. The venture is helping car owners to search the neighbourhood car service centre, connect to the right car workshop and save on car servicing bill. MeriCAR.com™ impacts unorganized after-sales-market and provides personalized support to find the right car workshop in India. MeriCAR.com™ search web directory has over 1000 verified car repair and service centres all across India.



MeriCAR.com is a Finalist for the 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award

Gurgaon : 19 Aug. 2012: The Red Herring editorial team selected MeriCAR.com as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Asia award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures from the Asian business region.

MeriCAR.com announced today it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Asia award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures from the Asian business region.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Asia. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.

This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list an valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.

"This year was very rewarding," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "The global economic situation has abated and there are many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products. We had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. MeriCAR.com shows great promise therefore deserves to be among the Finalists. Now we're faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring Asia. We know that the 2012 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact."

Finalists for the 2012 edition of the Red Herring 100 Asia award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecommunications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, mobile and other industries completed their submissions to qualify for the award.

The Finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Asia Forum in Hong Kong, September 10-12, 2012. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony the evening of September 12 at the event.



Notes to Editor

About MeriCAR.com

MeriCAR.com™ is first in India dedicated car servicing web portal. The venture is helping car owners to search the neighbourhood car service centre, connect to the right car workshop and save on car servicing bill. MeriCAR.com™ impacts unorganized after-sales-market and provides personalized support to find the right car workshop in India. MeriCAR.com™ has over 180 listing member car workshops and its search web directory has over 500 verified car repair and service centres all across India.

About The Red Herring 100 Award

The Red Herring 100 award highlight the exciting startups from Asia, Europe and the Americas. Hundreds of companies are from each region are reviewed in a rigorous 3-step process that looks at all aspects of the company (financials, CAGR, innovation, customers, IP, etc.). Companies that make it past step 1 and 2 are invited to be part of the final step, the regional Top 100 Forum, where they compete for a top 100 spot

More readings:
List of all TOP 100 ASIA companies: http://www.redherring.com/red-herring-asia/asia-2012-finalists/

11 Favorite from Pluggd.in:
http://www.pluggd.in/redherring-asia-2012-list-of-startups-297/




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What Others say?

I think this is a great initiative and can be very useful for car owners. With more service centers registered in their database and having more and better information about them can really help car owners to decide and book for servicing accordingly.
TechieGyan.com

MeriCAR Servicing Reminder (MCSR) software is free for all, will retrieve contact details in order to keep owners updated about servicing dates. Later, they can keep reminding these users about their other services. This was they don’t have to keep tying up time and again to draw user attention. Effective estimation, isn’t it?
Watblog.com

MeriCAR Reminds You to Service Your Car. Car owners can setup reminders for their next car servicing due date. The MeriCAR Servicing Reminder (MCSR) is a beta release with version number 1.2.7. It is available free to use for car owners all over India. The web tool sends alerts in SMS and email with details of vehicles. Tech2.com - Network18's integrated technology media brand.

The internet has seen many players participating to promote new launches and their products which apparently didn’t see as much success as they did online. Another opportunity in the online space for cars, seems to be available with the online booking for car servicing. Recently, MeriCAR.com was in news for their tie up with SPEED Car Helpline Service in Delhi, NCR region.
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Other related links:

Seed Firm MyFirstCheque Invests In Auto Portal Mericar.com (VCCircle.com)

Car Service Portal MeriCar.com Raises Seed Funding (techie-buzz.com)

http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/03/15/idINIndia-55600320110315 (Reuters.com)


http://www.medianama.com/2011/03/223-mericar-gets-funding-from-myfirstcheque/