Tag: auto repair

Beware the Ides of March: Automobile Edition

23 Ways Your Car Can Stab You in the Back

Friendships are weird. Of the 7 billion people on planet earth, we tend to spend 95% of our free time that isn’t work or sleep with like 4 of them. Friendships are great. It gives you people to go on road trips with, help you move, rip on other people, have inside jokes with, and go to baseball games. However, sometimes friendships aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Things like jealousy, treachery, neglect, and personality flaws will drive wedges between people in ways that are often difficult or painful to fix. One of the most famous examples of this lead a guy by the name of Julius Caesar to getting stabbed a whopping 23 times by at least 50% of the people he hung out with most — and a whole bunch of his coworkers. According to Shakespeare, his last words was calling out one of these friends, because let’s be real, we would all do this.

However, what about other instances where things you care about let you down, screw you over, or make your life a lot harder than it is supposed to be? Ex: when your dog eats your new boots, and then throws it up on your dry cleaning- half an hour before prom (I’m looking at you Oliver) As we have proven, people can really love their cars — and much like the dog and your friends, you car is totally able to let you down, screw you over at inopportune times, and stab you in the back. Whether it’s from neglect, terrible design, or just the relentless advance of time, here are some of the major reasons that your car might make you say, “Et Tu, Beamer?”

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Crowdsourcing and the Future of Auto Repair

“The best way to predict your future is to create it” – Abraham Lincoln

Honest Abe knew a lot about life, but he didn’t know anything about cars. They wouldn’t be invented until 30 years after he had a rough night in Ford’s Theater. Luckily for you, there is a little company bringing some “honest” into an industry that has spent far too long in the shadows.

How are we going to do this might you ask? One word: crowdsourcing — one of the most ubiquitous terms in the recent business lexicon.

What is crowdsourcing?

Crowdsourcing Week defines it is as: “the practice of engaging a ‘crowd’ or group for a common goal — often innovation, problem solving, or efficiency. It is powered by new technologies, social media and web 2.0.”

In the past several years, we have seen how the practice of crowdsourcing has been able to raise huge sums of money, transform entire industries and diversify supply chains. At its heart, crowdsourcing is upending the complicated processes previously completed by only a handful of people selected to represent huge bases of customers. It’s taking what used to be done in smoke filled rooms and giving ideas and concepts room to breathe.

We’re taking a look at the automotive industry, one of the pillars of the modern industrial economy, and explore how all attempts to affect it through “New Economy” efforts have failed — until now.

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Year in Review 2016

So 2016…yeah…that happened. It was a terrible year for music lovers, film buffs, iced tea enthusiasts, Syria, Democrats…and at the time of writing this, there is still two f**cking days left in the year. 2016 was so brutal, a man started a Go Fund Me to protect Betty White from 2016. However, amidst the grey clouds is a major silver lining to everyone who owns a car.

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How to Use Surfwrench

We’ve said it once; we’ll say it again. There are two rules to owning a car:

Rule #1: If you own a car, it will break.

Rule #2: There is nothing you can do about Rule #1.

We can’t tell you how, where, and what will break on your car, but our technicians can help you fix it. Even better, they can help save you time and money on your next car repair. Surfwrench was built to be a platform between customers and technicians who can not only fix your car, but want to fix it. Our site and app give you the power to choose who fixes your car. Our goal is to eliminate the hassle of having to go to the dealership and pay an arm and a leg for routine repairs.

Our team has taken a little bit of time to put together this handy post for how to get started on our site. It’s not the most thrilling thing you’ll read today, but we figure, if it can help our customers use our site easier, it’s worth the time to lay it all out step-by-step. Continue reading “How to Use Surfwrench”