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Manitoba App Connects Drivers with Roadside Assistance

June 20, 2020 9:15 AM | News

Peter Hutchinson

Kaput founder and CEO Peter Hutchinson in downtown Brandon. (MATTHEW POETKER PHOTO)

A new made-in-Manitoba smartphone app is giving drivers peace of mind should they run into roadside trouble.

Kaput is a new app developed in Brandon that allows drivers to request tire changes, battery boosts and fuel delivery on-demand.

Peter Hutchinson created the app, which automatically pairs the customer’s request with a nearby approved partner. Once a help request is made, service arrives within 15-20 minutes.

According to eBrandon.ca, service is also available in the Winnipeg region — within 40 kilometres of city limits.

After creating an account within Kaput, a credit card can be added for easy payment. Service providers, which are carefully screened, are compensated a cut of the fee.

Hutchinson says he hopes to have towing, door unlocking and winching available within the app by mid-August.

Kaput is available as a free download for iOS and Android platforms.