Find Out How David Wojtyna Brings Auto Services From His Georgia Home To Yours In Chittenden County With MobiLube | New
GEORGIA – Convenience. Reliability. Affordability. Accommodation.
This is what David Wojtyna aims to bring when he brings his MobiLube trailer to your home to service your vehicle.
Almost a week to the day of the birth of her third child, Wojtyna tried her luck in late August and started her own business – investing nearly $ 10,000 of her family’s savings to start another way for people to ” perform routine maintenance on their car or truck. . Amid a global pandemic that has gripped the operations of many companies, he says he saw it as an opportunity more than a gamble.
Instead of asking customers to take their cars to a traditional garage to have the oil changed or have the brakes serviced, Wojtyna visits people in their homes to do this work. With MobiLube, customers can ask Wojtyna to buy new or winter tires, bring them in and change them, and get rid of the old ones if they wish, all from the comfort of their sofa.
“You watch a mother with four kids outside in 100 degree heat, waiting two hours for them to change their oil or something; that sort of thing just didn’t suit me, ”Wojtyna said. “Then you associate that with COVID, and I kept telling myself, ‘There has to be a better way; there has to be something better for people who work nights, for mothers who have children with them all the time, for people who are at higher risk. You can only socially walk away and wear your mask so much in a tiny little waiting room. Wouldn’t it be better if they stayed home and had someone come to them to do the maintenance that needs to be done on their vehicle? “
The Vermont native grew up building racing cars with his father, Wayne, who was the 1993 Street Stock Champion in Thunder Road under the nickname “The Polish Cannon”. He became a mechanic by trade and worked in a garage in Chittenden County until last summer. Wojtyna says he resigned on August 27 and applied for his limited liability company license that evening.
Since then, he has been able to develop a clientele in the counties of Franklin, Chittenden and Lamoille. Wojtyna typically travels within 30 miles of his home in Georgia to perform services, but he says special and extenuating circumstances could take him beyond, if his schedule allows, for a small fee.
Wojtyna recounted a recent case where a regular customer was carrying a large piece of equipment from Burlington International Airport to Manhattan when a tire exploded on Interstate 89 near the Bethel exit, about 90 miles from Georgia . Wojtyna was able to stop at Grace Huron Tires & Rims in Milton – one of the retailers he uses most often – to purchase a new set and head south to start road service. Wojtyna estimated that it saved the customer hundreds of dollars, along with the time and hassle of towing to a repair shop.
This is what loyal customers have in Wojtyna which forces them to call him back for extra work or to share his number with their friends. Without getting much publicity outside of social media, word of mouth has been instrumental in spreading the names of MobiLube and Wojtyna throughout Northwest Vermont.
“It’s something that is very difficult to win,” Wojtyna said. “But when people like you, they tend to tell other people about you.”
For a business still in its infancy, Wojtyna does not have the capacity to hire additional staff and has to do each job on its own. However, he received invaluable help from his wife, Cynthia, who helped turn it into a true family business by taking care of the paperwork and running his Facebook page.
“She’s the employee of the month, every month,” Wojtyna said.
Along with the convenience factor of having the MobiLube trailer right up to a customer’s home, Wojtyna’s business allows and prides itself on the flexibility of its days and hours of operation that many traditional automotive service providers don’t. have not.
“I will do whatever I can to work with a client,” he said. “If you call me on a Sunday and I have nothing to do and you need your vehicle fixed and ready for Monday, I will do all I can to get you back on the road.”
One of the biggest hurdles facing a business that works primarily outdoors is bad weather, but even that won’t stop Wojtyna.
“This is Vermont; you have to be aware of what you are getting into, ”he said. “Customers can’t control the weather, so I just have to prepare for it. I do whatever I can just to get the job done. I am here to serve the customer. I don’t need the customer to go out of their way for me. It’s my job to make sure the customer is happy.