Have the Auto Mechanic Come to You with The Driveway Doctors
Here is another automotive repair concept coming out of the Boston area. Instead of taking time out of your day to get to the repair shop, why not have the auto mechanic come to you? The team at The Driveway Doctors is developing just that concept. Operating out of 2 full service centers in Lincoln and Peabody Massachusetts, they will come to your location, even your office, and work on your vehicle. The Driveway Doctors currently service the local Boston area only but do have plans to partner with other repairs shops and expand the service out to other locations.
Check out The Driveway Doctors online and learn more about this local service from the Worth Trying questions the team provided below.
What is your elevator pitch? Big idea?
At The Driveway Doctors, we hope to change the way people service their cars: by offering mobile car repair. Consumers are able to set up appointments through our repair shop in Peabody, and an ASE certified mechanic will travel to either their residence or workplace and service their vehicle. Our prices are also significantly lower than our competitors, and this has led to very positive reviews from our customers.
What is your founding story?
The idea for the company started when Alexander Tallett, the company’s CEO, was an MBA candidate at Babson College. While working on the project, he was overcharged by a local mechanic on a rudimentary repair, and this further solidified his urge to change current industry trends. In the early days of the company, it was just Alexander and a mechanic driving around in a van doing repairs. After a year in the van, the company opened up a 2 bay shop in Peabody, MA. We have recently opened up a second location in Lincoln, MA with 1 bay.
What is your target market?
We currently cover all of the Greater Boston area with our mobile services. Our repair shops are located in Peabody, MA and Lincoln, MA. While customers save money with us versus traditional repair options, so we are not just a “high end” service. We also have the expertise to work on nearly all makes and models of vehicles.
What is your business model?
We offer a full service car repair solution which includes both mobile mechanics and full service shops. Our mobile mechanics can take care of the majority of your car repair needs on site, eliminating the cost and wasted time of traditional car repair.
What milestones can you share?
The company’s biggest milestone to date is turning a profit within a year of its founding. Soon after opening our Peabody shop in the summer of 2013, monthly revenues continued to increase 20% over the summer months. In January of 2014, the company completed its 2000th repair.
Who is on the founding team?
Alexander Tallett, founder and CEO. Before Driveway Doctors, Alexander worked as hedge fund analyst and was quoted in the NYT, WSJ and other publications. He is a lifelong car guy who loves to fix up older cars in his spare time. After getting frustrated with a repair shop experience while at business school, he decided to found Driveway Doctors.