G.M.L AutoMechanic and Tire Repair in Wembley opened in 2015 but owner Nina Vasile said the new business venture was a challenge.
She said: “I went from working as an office manager at a nursery, to running a garage with one other person, who was the technician, Bobby.
“It was really tough because nobody was coming to the garage.
“We’re hidden away and nowhere near a busy road so we had no traffic at all.
“We tried using leaflets and discount vouchers just to get people through the door but nothing worked, it was just so quiet all of the time.”
The turning point for the newly opened independent garage came three months after later when Nina’s mother discovered WhoCanFixMyCar.com (WCFMC).
“We signed up immediately.
“It is fair to say that if we hadn’t, the business wouldn’t have survived.”
From that point, Nina and Bobby were able to grow the business and attract drivers from across London using the website.
G.M.L continues to win work on WCFMC every day.
As of May 2017, the garage has won 184 jobs through the website and has earned a 4.9/5 star rating from customers.
Nina added: “We’ll have to hire another mechanic soon as there is too much work for one person.
“We’ll also be looking to move to a bigger unit so we can book more work in.
“We’re so happy with how things have turned out and WCFMC has been one of the most important parts of our success.”
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