Book My Garage was initially conceptualized in 2013 in Portsmouth, United Kingdom by husband and wife: Douglas and Karen Rotberg. The idea came from customers of a previous company, Carsite, who would ask: “you’ve given me a great discount on a great car, but where do you recommend that I get it serviced?”
Book My Garage has become the one-and-only logical solution in the whole car servicing market because, while we do sit in-between the two sides, providing B2B services to garages and B2C ones to consumers, we do not get in the middle of any relationships between any garage and any of their customers. We view ourselves as merely a sort of dating service, introducing motorists and mechanics to each other.
We provide motorists an easy-to-use website that compares all relevant options by the measure they choose, transparently and fairly. While also giving garages valid, legitimate bookings along with offering a range of marketing services to expand their online brand. Our vision is to become the leading MOT and car servicing comparison site, serving the needs of motorists and garages alike.
IN THE NEWS – The News, Portsmouth – 4 February 2019
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BookMyGarage, a web-based garage comparison site run out of Lakeside North Harbour, which won Medium Business of the Year.
IN THE NEWS: – Fleetworld – 11 April 2018
Smartdriverclub adds car service booking to connected car services
The Smartdriverclub connected car service has teamed up with car servicing comparison website BookMyGarage to offer drivers the ability to book servicing through their onboard device.
IN THE NEWS: – AM-Online – 19 February 2018
BookMyGarage ranked 35 in fastest growing company list
BookMyGarage has been ranked 35 in SyndicateRoom’s list, Top 100: Britain’s fastest-growing businesses. The SyndicateRoom collates the information using a methodology by Beauhurst, a source of information on British high-growth companies.
IN THE NEWS – Workshop magazine – 13 September 2017
It’s a family affair as BookMyGarage and topEngineer join forces
Digital comparison site BookMyGarage and recruitment specialists topEngineer have joined forces to create a package for garages of all sizes.
IN THE NEWS – The News, Portsmouth – 8 February 2017
Entrepreneur’s success with comparison site
ENTREPRENEUR Douglas Rotberg is taking the price comparison industry by storm – thanks to his innovative garage website.
IN THE NEWS – AOL Money – 25 January 2017
7 ways to make money from your car
Your car can make money for you. It may not be the way it works at the moment, In fact, it’s fairly likely that your car is a money-sponge, soaking up thousands of pounds in repairs, services, and unexpected surprises.
IN THE NEWS – BQ Business Quarter -16 January 2017
Fixing up the garage industry
Entrepreneur Douglas Rotberg cut his teeth as an apprentice mechanic at a garage in Surrey aged just 16. 50 years on, he is turning the industry on its head with the launch of BookMyGarage.
IN THE NEWS – The Sun – 11 December 2016
Costs on the Rise
Motorists face a financial sqeeze with car running costs set to rocket. Sharp rises in fuel prices combined with yet another increase in insurance premium tax will leave drivers feeling the pinch next year, accorading to website BookMyGarage.
IN THE NEWS – Evening Standard – 25 Novemeber 2016
Motorists get a chance to drive a hard bargain
Will BookMyGarage.com do for MOTs what TripAdvisor did for holidays? Douglas Rotberg, chief executive of The Motorists Organisation, which owns the website, reckons so.
IN THE NEWS – Professional Motor Mechanic magazine – 12 September 2016
Is Video App Technology the Future for Garages?
View My Auto: the app for garages that helps to get unexpected work signed off quickly and efficiently.
PRESS RELEASE – PR Newswire – 11 April 2016
Garage Bookings Driven By Trust
BookMyGarage.com survey reveals huge opportunity to embrace online booking for local garages. A new survey reveals that local garages are streets ahead when it comes to customer trust.
IN THE NEWS – Express – 19 September 2015
Half of British drivers don’t deal with car troubles
The survey – conducted on behalf of BookMyGarage.com – found that the nation’s car owners are risking road collisions, increased damage and bigger repair bills, as a result of not getting issues fixed in good time.
IN THE NEWS – MotorTrader.com – 25 August 2015
Motorist’s Organisation launches garage comparison website
The Motorist’s Organisation has launched an interactive booking directory of garages called BookMyGarage.com. The service can either be embedded onto a garage’s website or Facebook page, as a booking widget on the website.
IN THE NEWS – AM-Online – 24 August 2015
Online service booking facility rolled out after £1m investment
A new interactive booking directory of garages has been launched, which allows motorists to get instant prices for their car’s servicing, MOT and repair.
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Douglas Rotberg, CEO, has built a number of motor related internet businesses over the past 30 years, including Auto-Online, Carsite and then Tesco Cars.
Karen Rotberg, Chief Marketing Officer, Founder and Director of Jobsite and Auto-Online.