Empowering you with the knowledge of how much to pay for your car maintenance
Kuala Lumpur, 28 February 2014 – Carama by Castrol, Malaysia’s first online service for trusted car care today launched the Service Price Calculator, an innovative online tool giving car owners peace of mind by providing estimates for their car maintenance. The tool is the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia.
A recent survey by Carama.com and Paul Tan, Malaysia’s automotive blogger, showed the people surveyed feel a need for assurance over the quality of workmanship and transparency in pricing. By helping to address these concerns, Carama can play a key role in the relationship between car owners and workshops, and at the same time, hopefully encourage higher standards in car workshops across the country.
Sumeet Wadhwa, General Manager of Carama said “The survey results collected from over 1600 car owners in Malaysia indicates concern and uncertainty around quality of repair and maintenance costs for their vehicles. Carama streamlines the workshop selection process and all Carama workshops provide car owners peace-of-mind through a three-month warranty on all services and repairs. By introducing our Service Price Calculators to consumers, they can now calculate estimates of their repair and not feel overcharged.”
Roy Williamson, Director, Castrol InnoVentures said: “This is a great step for consumers in Malaysia. The quality assurance offered through Carama and pricing transparency has the potential to lift the standards of independent workshops in Malaysia and consumer perceptions. We are excited to bring this opportunity to both Malaysian workshops and car owners.”
At this stage the service price calculator covers a selection of car makes and models including, Proton, Perodua, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Suzuki, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Ford, and Naza.
Launched in August, Carama, has a network of more than 130 workshops in Klang Valley. Carama features a workshop locator, service price calculator, my car logbook and Carama Rewards (four percent cashback on all services and repairs) to help car owners simplify their car care experience and find the best workshop for their car. Carama also features the Carama Certified Shops that have been through the “40 point” rigorous screening to meet the highest standard of workshop quality. All bookings made through Carama.com are assured with a 3 months warranty provided by the selected workshop, fair price assurance and free drop off service within 5 km of the selected workshop.
For more information about Carama and how to locate the nearest workshops, kindly visit http://www.carama.com. Be rewarded with RM20 by just signing up and save an extra RM10 when you use promo code mycar2014* at time of booking.
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