3 Georgia Tech Grads Vs. the Billion-Dollar Auto Repair Industry
This “Dorm-Room Startup” Is Changing the Way People Service Their Cars
The FIXD Sensor and app can translate thousands of check engine codes into plain English, right on your smartphone. Keep reading to find out the story behind the 3 Georgia Tech grads who invented it and how this device has already helped over 3 million drivers save time and money on their vehicles.
Does Your Check Engine Light Always Come On at the WORST Time?
There are thousands of issues that can cause a check engine light, from a loose gas cap to a misfire. Figuring out the exact cause usually requires a costly trip to the repair shop – until now…
Tired of seeing friends and family stress over car repairs, three engineering students at Georgia Tech designed a new way to diagnose the check engine light and stay on top of car care.
The founders of FIXD, John Gattuso (left), Frederick Grimm, and Julian Knight, standing in Tech Square at Georgia Tech.
“We Wanted to Take the Stress Out of Car Repairs”
CEO and Co-Founder John Gattuso developed a reputation as “the car guy” early on. Growing up with a single mom, he was responsible for taking care of the family vehicle. So when John left for Georgia Tech, he kept getting calls from friends and family concerned about their vehicles.
“I’d get calls all the time from friends saying, ‘I’m at the shop. They’re telling me it’s gonna cost $800 to fix this. Is that right?’” John said.
“I realized there was a big problem in the automotive world. People couldn’t trust the professionals they relied on for help, and they didn’t have an easy way to understand what was going on with their cars.”
So, John, along with fellow Georgia Tech grads Julian Knight and Frederick Grimm, decided to take things into their own hands.
“I realized that there was a big problem in the automotive world. People couldn’t trust the professionals they relied on for help, and they didn’t have an easy way to understand what was going on with their cars.”
John Gattuso, Co-Founder & CEO, FIXD
Introducing the Simple (Affordable) Way to Understand Your Check Engine Light!
FIXD was founded out of a desire to bring transparency and peace of mind to the car repair experience. With this affordable and easy-to-use device, you can say goodbye to check engine light anxiety and get back in the driver’s seat with clear, easy-to-understand information at your fingertips.
FIXD tells you what your check engine light means and how severe it is in PLAIN ENGLISH – right on your smartphone – so that you can walk into the mechanic informed.
If you like to tinker, FIXD will even help you fix the issue yourself and avoid labor costs with access to how-to guides and videos for many common check engine problems!
How FIXD Works
Step 1: Plug into your car’s OBD2 port.
Every gas-powered vehicle made in 1996 or newer has this port, usually located under the driver’s side dash. Installation is easy and only takes a few minutes!
Step 2: Download the app and start your car.
Download the free FIXD app for iPhone and Android. It will automatically connect to your FIXD device via Bluetooth when you start the engine.
Step 3: Tap to scan for car problems.
FIXD translates 7000+ check engine codes into plain English on your smartphone and monitors car health in real time so you can save $1000s.
The Best Part?
FIXD was designed for everyday people like you and me – not gearheads. It gives you access to clear, easy-to-understand information about your car BEFORE you go into a repair shop, so you can feel confident and informed about car repair decisions.
No looking up codes or wondering if you’re paying for unnecessary repairs.
You can even clear the check engine light right from the FIXD app on your phone if the problem is easy to fix at home (like a loose gas cap) or if you want to see if the light comes back after further driving.
Pretty cool, right?
But here’s one more thing…
Keep Your Car Running Longer – Even for a Million Miles!
FIXD wants to take the stress out of car repairs AND maintenance. How many times have you forgotten the last time you changed your oil? How about the battery?
With FIXD, you’ll never miss important maintenance (the #1 way to keep your car running longer). You’ll automatically get alerted when it’s time for routine service like oil changes and tire rotations. FIXD also tracks wear items like wipers, battery life, and tires.
Taking care of your car has never been easier!
This All Sounds Great, But How Much Does It Cost?
The FIXD Sensor normally costs $59 (not too shabby considering what it can do compared to other OBD2 scanners on the market).
But because the 3 founders are on a mission to democratize auto repair by bringing transparent car knowledge to everyone, they’re making it even more affordable so that they can get FIXD into the hands of as many drivers as possible.
For a Limited Time, You Can Try FIXD for Only $19.99, Plus FREE SHIPPING!
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Over 3 Million Sensors Sold!
See What Others Are Saying about FIXD:
“To my horror, FIXD gave me about 8 errors, but fortunately, it came down to two parts which were sending the wrong signal to the valves. The parts cost $160 and the labor was not that challenging. Now, the problem is gone. Total, including FIXD, $220.00, a far cry from the $1400 the shop wanted to charge.”
~ Mario Burgos
“…well worth the money I spent and am relieved I have a device to aid with determining what is wrong BEFORE I have to go to a mechanic who might tell me to spend thousands of dollars, when all that is really needed is something simple that can be replaced with no hassle. Love this product and will recommend it with no hesitation!”
~ Rosalyn Hollingsworth
“Everyone dreads when the check engine light comes on because it could be anything from a loose gas cap to imminent catastrophic failure. With this handy little device, you can know what the issue is BEFORE you go see a mechanic. You can even reset the check engine light. And it will tell you when your car is due for a service, oil change, tire rotation, and windshield wipers. I absolutely love this gadget!”
~ P. Kean
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does FIXD work with my car?
FIXD works with all gas-powered cars and trucks built after 1996 and diesels built after 2008. The FIXD Sensor and app can read all standardized OBD2 codes on most gas-powered vehicles built in 1996 or newer. Enhanced codes such as ABS, airbag, transmission, & TPMS are NOT supported.
Is it easy to use?
YES! The great thing about FIXD is that it’s literally made for ease and simplicity. Anyone can install it in their car themselves – without tools or going to a mechanic. And once you connect it to the free FIXD app on your smartphone, it tells you in plain, simple English what’s wrong with your car and how severe the issue is so you can make an informed decision. You can even connect multiple sensors to one phone, allowing you to monitor all your family members’ vehicles from one convenient place. If for some reason you have any questions or trouble installing it, just send us a message here.
What kind of information can FIXD tell me about my car?
The FIXD Sensor and free app can tell you what your check engine light means in simple terms, how serious the issue is and consequences of continued driving, and when it’s time for routine maintenance. FIXD reads over 7000 standardized OBD2 check engine codes; however, it is unable to read enhanced codes (such as TPMS, ABS, airbags, & transmission) at this time.
Is FIXD compatible with iPhone and Android smartphones?
YES! The free FIXD app is compatible with both iPhones and Android smartphones. It only takes a few minutes to set up and start monitoring your car’s health around the clock, preventing $1000s in costly repairs and giving you more confidence and control at the repair shop.
Do I have to pay for a subscription?
Nope. The FIXD Sensor and free app are 100% free to use as many times as you’d like, on as many vehicles as you want. IF you’d like to check out our features such as free cost estimates and the Mechanic Hotline, you can try FIXD Premium.
What is FIXD Premium?
FIXD Premium is the expanded version of our free FIXD app that delivers accurate cost estimates for your specific repairs, gives you access to on-call FIXD Mechanics and DIY assistance, and helps you handle any car issue with confidence. This upgrade is 100% optional and not required to use the FIXD Sensor for diagnosing your check engine light. Learn more about FIXD Premium here.