“Our car rescue-on-demand startup, AutoSave would have survived if we had funds for marketing” — co-founder, Ifeoluwa Popoola


Sometime in 2014, AutoSave — a web-based platform — was created by three young Nigerians who had an idea that would reduce cases of people being stranded on Lagos roads following an automobile breakdown.

It is not news that the sorry state of Lagos roads contributes to the wear and tear of vehicles, ultimately leading to unexpected breakdowns. In 2018, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) reported that vehicular breakdowns, especially of articulated vehicles, had increased by a startling 200%.

Experiencing a breakdown is never nice especially when getting help is difficult.

But with the platform, the process of getting help was quite simple. All one had to do was log on to AutoSave Roadside Assistant’s website, and search for a nearby mechanic or towing van or call the service lines to get a mechanic assigned to you.

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Suggested read: AutoSave.com.ng: Roadside mechanics meet tech


Before launching, the team went to some locations in the city to get mechanics and towing vehicle operators registered on the network….



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