29th August 2018

Repair Hero Speeds Up V8 Supercar Driver’s iPhone

29th August 2018

Repair Hero Speeds Up V8 Supercar Driver’s iPhone

Freightliner Racing’s Tim Slade would prefer to break an iPhone screen over a windscreen any day.

The V8 Supercar driver, who is currently sitting in 10th position on the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship ladder, said replacing his iPhone screen and battery with fix2U was as easy as calling a windscreen repairer out.

“I’ve never thought to call someone out to fix my iPhone on the spot, but now that I have, I see the benefits over waiting to get an appointment with Apple or going out of my way to a store to get it fixed,” said Tim.

“My screen had been broken for months and I was having to recharge my iPhone at least a couple of times a day before it was repaired.”

“I just hadn’t got around to getting it fixed and when my partner Dani suggested fix2U after hearing about the service from a friend I organised for a repair hero to meet me at home.” he said.

In just under 30 minutes, fix2U’s local Repair Hero Sid, had Tim’s iPhone looking brand new with a new screen and battery.

“I was surprised to meet a V8 Supercar Driver today, you never know who you will meet on the job.

“I really enjoyed getting his iPhone back up to speed.” said Sid.

fix2U.com, founded in 2016, aims to remove the stress of mobile phone repairs, recovering and restoring cherished gadgets on site, in less than half an hour.

Co-Founder Sam Walker says thanks to fix2U, Australians don’t need to splash out on a phone replacement, they don’t need to wait in long lines to talk to a technician, and they don’t need to wait weeks before getting that ‘new phone feeling’.

“Come to you services are the way of the future as consumers, businesspeople and in this case, a professional racer car drivers become more time poor,” said Sam.

“The idea is to give people back valuable hours in the day so they can focus on what is truly important to them, whether that be family, building a business or focusing on taking out the Australian Supercar Championship title,” he said.

Freightliner Racing’s Tim Slade would prefer to break an iPhone screen over a windscreen any day.

The V8 Supercar driver, who is currently sitting in 10th position on the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship ladder, said replacing his iPhone screen and battery with fix2U was as easy as calling a windscreen repairer out.

“I’ve never thought to call someone out to fix my iPhone on the spot, but now that I have, I see the benefits over waiting to get an appointment with Apple or going out of my way to a store to get it fixed,” said Tim.

“My screen had been broken for months and I was having to recharge my iPhone at least a couple of times a day before it was repaired.”

“I just hadn’t got around to getting it fixed and when my partner Dani suggested fix2U after hearing about the service from a friend I organised for a repair hero to meet me at home.” he said.

In just under 30 minutes, fix2U’s local Repair Hero Sid, had Tim’s iPhone looking brand new with a new screen and battery.

“I was surprised to meet a V8 Supercar Driver today, you never know who you will meet on the job.

“I really enjoyed getting his iPhone back up to speed.” said Sid.

fix2U.com, founded in 2016, aims to remove the stress of mobile phone repairs, recovering and restoring cherished gadgets on site, in less than half an hour.

Co-Founder Sam Walker says thanks to fix2U, Australians don’t need to splash out on a phone replacement, they don’t need to wait in long lines to talk to a technician, and they don’t need to wait weeks before getting that ‘new phone feeling’.

“Come to you services are the way of the future as consumers, businesspeople and in this case, a professional racer car drivers become more time poor,” said Sam.

“The idea is to give people back valuable hours in the day so they can focus on what is truly important to them, whether that be family, building a business or focusing on taking out the Australian Supercar Championship title,” he said.

Tim Slade’s breakthrough first season with Brad Jones Racing in 2016 proved tough to beat last year.

Slade grabbed his first Supercars victory at Winton in 2016 at his 227th attempt, and doubled up the following day on his way to eighth in the championship.

While Slade was the top BJR driver in a difficult 2017 for the Albury outfit, he had to settle for 11th and a pair of late-season podiums on the streets of the Gold Coast and Newcastle.

The South Australian had shifted from Walkinshaw Racing at the end of 2015 amid the team’s decision to downsize.

After limited campaigns in Formula Ford and Formula 3, Slade got a full season in the former in 2006 and made it count, finishing second in the Australian Formula Ford Championship.

He progressed to the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2007, and the following year ran his own car to claim the Privateers’ Cup and a race win at Wakefield Park.

Slade’s persistence captured the attention of Supercars team owner Paul Morris, and he was rewarded with a full-time drive in 2009, scoring top 10 results in the Phillip Island and Bathurst endurance races.

A shift to Stone Brothers Racing in 2010 yielded further improvements, Slade finishing 16th before taking his first podium finish in ’11 en-route to ninth.

What remains a career best of fifth followed in 2012, before the Ford squad transformed into Erebus Motorsport with the challenging Mercedes package.

Tim Slade’s breakthrough first season with Brad Jones Racing in 2016 proved tough to beat last year.

Slade grabbed his first Supercars victory at Winton in 2016 at his 227th attempt, and doubled up the following day on his way to eighth in the championship.

While Slade was the top BJR driver in a difficult 2017 for the Albury outfit, he had to settle for 11th and a pair of late-season podiums on the streets of the Gold Coast and Newcastle.

The South Australian had shifted from Walkinshaw Racing at the end of 2015 amid the team’s decision to downsize.

After limited campaigns in Formula Ford and Formula 3, Slade got a full season in the former in 2006 and made it count, finishing second in the Australian Formula Ford Championship.

He progressed to the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2007, and the following year ran his own car to claim the Privateers’ Cup and a race win at Wakefield Park.

Slade’s persistence captured the attention of Supercars team owner Paul Morris, and he was rewarded with a full-time drive in 2009, scoring top 10 results in the Phillip Island and Bathurst endurance races.

A shift to Stone Brothers Racing in 2010 yielded further improvements, Slade finishing 16th before taking his first podium finish in ’11 en-route to ninth.

What remains a career best of fifth followed in 2012, before the Ford squad transformed into Erebus Motorsport with the challenging Mercedes package.