ExxonMobil partners GoMechanic as its exclusive lubricant partner

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 14 Jun 2018

(L-R) Vishnu Somani – business venture manager, ExxonMobil; Kushal Karwa, co-founder, GoMechanic; Deepankar Banerjee - CEO, ExxonMobil Lubricants and Kapil Mittal – director, Market Development, Exxon

ExxonMobil Lubricants has announced its partnership with GoMechanic, a multi-outlet service centre - as its exclusive lubricant partner for providing complete car care to customers. GoMechanic an emerging startup currently operates in Delhi NCR and Mumbai and plans expand to Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad by end-2018.

For getting their vehicle serviced car owners can book services at convenient prices by logging on to the GoMechanic website, the android app or over a call/WhatsApp. The company states it allows people to avail hassle-free, fast, and affordable quality services.

Speaking on the partnership, Deepankar Banerjee, chief executive officer of ExxonMobil’s lubricants business in India, said, “We are constantly on the lookout for disruptive ideas – ideas that solve global problems at a local scale. GoMechanic, which leverages technology to bring transparency in the automobile maintenance and service market, fits into our partnership criteria well.”

GoMechanic states customers can get their car serviced with prices starting at Rs 1,999, and varies depending on the customers’ car model. Vehicle owners can also opt for a free car pick-up and drop-off service or book an appointment and drive to the GoMechanic partner workshop. The company states it enables customers to save more on their service and repair costs as compared to an authorised service centre. It relies on its asset light model of business and centralised procurement and supply of spare parts are targeted to save on labour and material costs, adding to the customer’s advantage.

“As a brand, our goal is to provide performance and superior quality which our customers across the world enjoy. Our association with GoMechanic as their exclusive lubricant partner will help us reach a larger audience, giving them an opportunity to experience the superior  quality of the lubricants that we offer”, said Kapil Mittal, director of Market Development – India for ExxonMobil Lubricants.

Kushal Karwa, co-founder, GoMechanic, said, “We are delighted to have Mobil, a world leader in automotive lubricant technology on board as our official lubricant partner. Together, we believe we can provide the most transparent and reliable car repairs solution to our customers.  With this association we aim to achieve a strong leadership position in the region’s fragmented automobile maintenance & spare parts market, and build a strong foundation for servicing into other geographies.”

Mobil has also collaborated with GoMechanic to offer a special subscription for Uber drivers across Delhi and Mumbai.