CarZ opens its first service outlet in Kochi

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We reported in detail when CarZ had announced its plan to come up with outlets at many major cities across the country. CarZ was founded in 2008 by two auto enthusiasts & experts, Mr. Venu Donepudi and Mr. Vijay Gummadi, who returned to India after a long stint at US, Europe and Middle East working at GM and Chrysler in the research division handling robotics, with a vision to establish India’s leading, independent, multi-brand car service network where cars from big names like BMW, Lamborghini, Maserati and Bentleys can be serviced under one roof. The good folks at CarZ also undertake restoration of vintage cars and have worked on popular old cars like 1940 Austin 10 and Morris minor.

CarZ offers a full range of repair services for all makes and models of cars: routine and preventive maintenance, electrical & mechanical repair, accident repair – denting and painting, tyres and services, battery, variety of styling and performance accessories, interior and exterior detailing. These services are offered in convenient neighborhood locations and offsites by mobile service vans. All services are performed by highly trained technicians.

Multi Brand Car service network raised Series-A funding of $5 million from Indo-US ventures for its expansion plans has opened nine State-of-the-art service outlets in Guntur, Khammam, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Nellore, Anantapur, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada.

CarZ which commenced operations in Hyderabad in 2008 has now launched its first outlet in Kochi and the 16th outlet pan-India.  Eminent actor and film director Prathap K. Pothan officially inaugurated the outlet today.

Mr. Venu Donepudi, Founder & Managing Director of CarZ said, “Kochi has a discerning car owner population, many of whom would have experienced car sales and service offerings overseas. CarZ with its truly international service addresses not only their needs but also of a growing segment, which gives importance to quality service. With this huge potential, we plan to open 6 more outlets in Kerala in another 12 to 14 months ”.

“CarZ provides end-to-end solutions through its network of state of the art workshops across the country. Customer centricity is key to our delivery model and we promise the same unique solution experience to our customers in Kerala”, he added.

Mr. Vijay Gummadi, Founder & CEO of CarZ said, “Kerala is a huge market for us in South India. 2012 trends in Kerala indicate a switch from petrol to diesel cars and preference for international quality and affordable service outlets. At CarZ, it is our endeavor to provide complete auto care solutions to our customers which include preventive maintenance, electrical & mechanical repair, accident repair – denting and painting, tyres and services, battery, variety of styling and performance accessories, interior and exterior detailing.“

“With Kerala seeing a tremendous burst of automobiles with cars of different makes and types, there is a dire requirement for a one-stop shop car servicing center which is both professional in their service offerings and also easily accessible to the general public.  This is where companies like CarZ will add value in the long term”, said Prathap K. Pothan.

CarZ has tied-up with several public and private insurance companies for processing cashless insurance claims as well as insurance renewals. CarZ also offers express and mobile service to customers for their convenience, where one can get their car picked up from their doorsteps at night and get it back (in case of minor maintenance repair) the next day before office at no extra cost.

CarZ has also tied up with Corporate Services Plan India to provide Extended Warranty for cars across all their service outlets in India. This is a first of its kind Warranty Program in India that will provide extended warranty for passenger cars beyond the manufacture’s warranty period.


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