Custodian has launched a platform and app for car enthusiasts, built to simplify the automotive ownership experience by combining cutting-edge technology with clear thinking.
The Custodian platform and progressive web application relieves users of the traditional pain points of classic and specialist car ownership such as tracking costs, filing invoices, and remembering key dates such as insurance and MOT renewals, letting owners focus on enjoying their car instead. It could be especially useful for classic car fans with more than two or three vehicles in their collection, as the admin can start to build up depending on the restoration in progress.
For specialist brokers the opportunity presented by apps should not be undervalued. A detailed record of restoration, costs, time when work was done, specialst garage servicing, bodyshop repair or upgrades like fuel injection, better electrics, brakes, E10 fuel capability etc – all this data can really help insurers accurately price the renewal of each classic car.
Free to download from the Custodian website, and already in use by more than 2000 car owners following a soft launch in August 2021, the Custodian App features a suite of robust ownership tools designed to help users to keep track of the administration surrounding car ownership, allowing users to:
- Organise and track the maintenance aspects of car ownership including recording, categorising, and accounting for servicing, maintenance, and restoration work
- Set up reminders for key dates such as MOT, tax and insurance renewals
- Build a digital history file for a vehicle, which will be fully sharable for prospective buyers and ultimately transferable to a new owner in the event of a sale
The features and functionality of the app have been developed in the open, with real-time feedback from the motoring community allowing the developers to focus on producing the tools requested by its users. In taking a collaborative approach, Custodian will continue to add and develop new tools continuously, in response to the wishes of its users and fellow enthusiasts.
Charles Clegg, Custodian Co-Founder and CEO commented “Loving your car is easy, but car ownership isn’t. Custodian was founded to remove a lot of the traditional annoyances of car ownership by applying fresh-thinking and cutting-edge technology to the age-old problems of admin and looking after specialist cars. Ultimately, we want to free up owners to focus less on these issues and instead, spend more time experiencing the joy of motoring.”