“The newer guys embrace the CYTK app,” he stated.
“We do about 1,600 vehicles a month, and using the app has reduced our typical time spent servicing a vehicle by two and a half minutes, or roughly 20 percent.”
Levenson stated his firm will generate income via recurring month-to-month subscriptions. The price of the app is roughly $60 a month for unbiased store techs and from $100 to $179 month-to-month per dealership.
CYTK has fewer than 10 engineers and programmers understanding of Silicon Valley, Detroit and South America and needs to ramp as much as 15 workers.
Levenson believes his app will assist not solely the recruitment and training of techs but in addition the growth of cell companies the place vehicles are labored on at prospects’ properties. He stated CYTK would additionally get a shot within the arm with the expansion of electrical car gross sales and the quantity of knowledge saved in EVs.
Larry Hourcle, an NADA Academy teacher, says that CYTK is an attention-grabbing product and cheap to make use of.
“It gives techs a phenomenal asset to help them find ways to diagnose and repair,” Hourcle stated. “The links to YouTube videos plus the information on the app give techs written and video instructions on their phones.”
He stated entry-level techs want data shortly. Plus, CYTK could be particularly useful for mother and pop operations which will have solely a handful of techs and haven’t got the data base gained from years of expertise.
“Lots of manufacturers have quick oil change services, and having the app helps techs shave minutes off of service time, especially if they discover they need to replace a headlight bulb during the oil change,” Hourcle stated.
“The new generation of techs need mentors, and this app can serve as a repair plus estimating tool when building an estimate. It will also help to elevate repair quality.”