Parts Authority, a Long Island, New York-based distributor of aftermarket automotive parts, has completed an investment in Entricit, a data platform that links connected vehicles in real time to automotive repair shops.
Focusing on repair and maintenance, Entricit enables the end-to-end flow of vehicle-health data and prognostics between a customer’s car and the repair shop of their choice, Parts Authority explained in a news release.
“As a parts distributor, having access to live vehicle data for so many makes and models allows us to service our customers even better,” said Randy Buller, president of Parts Authority. “We know what makes and models are breaking down, when and why. Entricit will give our workshop customers a powerful tool for attracting, retaining and better servicing their own customers.”
With integrations to leading telematics service providers on one end – and shop management systems at the repair shop on the other end – Entricit completes the last mile for connected-car data flow, according to the company.
“Our partnership with Parts Authority represents a significant and long-awaited change in automotive care,” Entricit CEO Cletus Nunes said. “Vehicle connectivity enhances how we manage the customer experience through all aspects of maintenance and repair, increasing consumer trust and peace of mind. We are excited to partner with Parts Authority, a true innovator in the industry.”