We want to make car and garage owners' lives just a little bit easier

Founded in 2017, JackFinder is a tech company coming from Finland and aspiring to make car servicing so easy that your grandmother could do it. That is why we created GaragesNear.me.

We are constantly seeking to expand to new locations with an already widespread garage coverage around the UK.We are a team of car mechanics, MOT inspectors, automotive specialists, software development professionals and car enthusiasts.

Our belief is that car ownership should be a joy, not a hassle. We also believe that quality garages deserve more work. Our team is working to ensure GaragesNear.me is the best solution to provide an end to end experience for motorists and garages.

If you are a garage owner looking for more business, a motorist hoping your nearby garages were easier to book with or someone with the next great idea to make our service better, don't hesitate to contact us!

How does it work?

Under the hood, we have developed an algorithm that combines vast amounts of data to provide an accurate and reliable automated quote every time.

Once you input your car registration, our pricing engine queries all kinds of data, such as make and model, manufacturer service schedules, part numbers, oil grades, part prices and labour times. This data is then combined with each garages' own parameters to get you instant quotes in real time.

You can be sure that each quote is really comparable and as accurate as it gets. A service booking made through GaragesNear.me includes all the tasks your car really needs, with correct parts and oil details. You don't have to worry about picking the right service any more.

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Blog posts

  • Cover image for 'How to take care of your tyres'
    How to take care of your tyres

    According to research by safety organisation TyreSafe in 2020, one in five of the UK’s motorists never check their tyres and this statistic increases to three out of five for younger drivers. In addition, one in four of the 40 million tyres that daily travel on the country’s road network are illegal in terms of wear or damage and annually, 2.2 million tyre related defects are highlighted as a result of national MoT testing.

  • Cover image for 'What do you need to do to prepare for a long car journey? '
    What do you need to do to prepare for a long car journey?

    Depending on who you are, a car trip can either be a source of excitement or dread for you, it depends if you’re a comfortable driver or if you worry about the little things! Most of the time, things can run a lot smoother if you just prepare properly for your journey, as this will help you in the long run.

  • Cover image for 'How to prepare your car for the summer'
    How to prepare your car for the summer

    As the days are now sunnier and longer, it’s important to prepare your car for the summer months. Summer is the perfect time for road trips with beautiful scenery, and you wouldn’t want that to be interrupted by your car not working as efficiently as it should be.

  • Cover image for 'How do I get the best from my aircon?'
    How do I get the best from my aircon?

    It’s the summer and therefore, everyone’s thinking about putting their air con on in their car as soon as they get in it, but how do you know if your air con is up to scratch?

  • Cover image for 'How to choose the right garage'
    How to choose the right garage

    Finding a new garage can be a tricky process, you usually only go to a garage when there's a problem with your car or you have an MOT or service booked in, so it can be a stressful time, especially when it's your first time with a new garage.

  • Cover image for 'Why has my battery gone flat?'
    Why has my battery gone flat?

    Generally, modern vehicles are incredibly reliable, so, as drivers, we take for granted that we can just jump in and get going, without a second thought.

  • Cover image for 'Why your reviews matter'
    Why your reviews matter

    Whenever you use a business or service, you usually check the reviews before purchasing or booking in, so when looking at what garage you should use, it's recommended you look at the reviews of the establishment first.