Waiver is a mobile application that focuses on managing all a car's maintenance by synching drivers with the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule (that matrix usually found at the back of the owner's manual), and when parts and services are due, automatically notifying vendors within a proximity specified by the user (so, say within 20 miles of home or work, for example). Shops quote what they'd charge for those parts and services, and that information is sent back to you for you to consider. "Swipe" between shops - pick who you want to complete the work - and if you can't commit, Waiver can remind you. Bids are good for 48 hours.
Why Choose Waiver
Nobody knows if a suspension needs to be checked or when brake pads need to be replaced better than the engineers and designers who chose their materials and assembled them, and it's the manufacturer - not the local parts and service provider - who has the most to lose with respect to keeping the driver. Owners need only enter their car's make, model, year, mileage, and zip code, as well as account for any maintenance they've completed (items due up to that mileage will populate - simply "uncheck" what's complete, and Waiver will send for bids for the rest). When miles driven equals a maintenance interval's mileage on the manufacturer's recommended schedule (at 25,000 miles, for example), Waiver identifies all parts and service vendors within a certain proximity (20 miles of home or 25 miles of current location, for example), supplies them with the items due, and they bid on that work. Waiver then returns that pricing (along with contact info., location, website, hours, etc.) to the driver for consideration. The information presents in a sequence, allowing users to "swipe" between shops (providing a kind of "side-by-side" cost comparison for the consumer). Owners can see what parts and services are recommended by the manufacturer, as well as what each would cost to complete by the vendors, and they can either pick a vendor or let the bids expire (bids are good for 48 hours). Any work that is completed is acknowledged, and Waiver updates the schedule. Items not addressed are either resent according to a timeframe chosen by the user (so, a "reminder" to complete every 1 week, for example) or included with those due at the next maintenance mileage interval on the recommended schedule.
All that keeping track - the "who," "what," "when," "where," and "why" - all that fatigue - is reduced, and the "how much?!" part - it's optimized. The basis for any spending is shifted away from a sales-based approach (i.e. reacting to a hi-gloss flyer, coupon, or otherwise vendor-driven incentive) to a more science-focused approach instead (i.e. taking action according to the car's design and material properties), and by having those vendors compete against one another for those parts and services due, the cost is reduced as well (i.e. value associated with making a buying decision in the presence of supplier competition). Owners are put in a position of strength - the customer "sets the price" ("Stay in the driver's seat!").
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