Mangalji explains, “It’s one of our most popular services. Say you’re about to buy a used car. You don’t know if the salesperson or owner is hiding things from you. What many people do is, they go online and find maybe four cars they are interested in. Then they’ll book four purchase inspections with us. We’ll go out, inspect them all and give them reports on all the cars. Then they can decide from there. If you look through our reviews, there are some there that say we have saved customers $30,000+ because we stopped them from buying a car that wouldn’t have worked out for them.” Sounds like this could be a worldwide phenomenon, just like its UBER cousin, no? “We have saved customers $30,000+ because we stopped them from buying a car that wouldn’t have worked out for them.” The folks on the CBC television hit show Dragon’s Den think so. Fiix was chosen to present their idea to the panel on the popular Canadian TV show that offers wealthy investors (the Dragons) an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of new opportunities. Unfortunately, Mangalji was diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy at the time of the taping, so he was unable to appear on television. But his partners represented Fiix and were pleasantly surprised with the results.
and added a feature where you create a “Garage” and add all your family’s cars to the database. It essentially becomes a one-stop location for all the information you will need to keep your small family fleet healthy, maintained and running. One other feature that could become almost indispensable for those of us who buy used cars when it’s time for a new ride is their mobile car inspection services. This service that could potentially save you from buying that bargain-base- ment lemon that ends up costing you thousands more than it’s worth. “We are seeing great growth and we still only own maybe around 1% of the market [in Toronto]. So there is a lot of growth potential here.”
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • MARCH 2018
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