Fleet News

BCR reaps benefits of mobile servicing

BCR Car & Van Rental is saving hundreds of man-hours a month by using a mobile servicing facility to maintain its cars on site. The daily rental specialist is using Hometune - 33% owned by Kwik-Fit - to service its Rover fleet according to manufacturer schedules.

Hometune has a fleet of about 100 mobile engineers equipped to carry out both petrol and diesel servicing, including electronic emission analysis, and all work is guaranteed. The cost saving stems from the ease of on-site servicing, which minimises vehicle downtime, a crucial consideration for a rental company, and saves man hours since vehicles do not have to be delivered and collected from dealers.

All Hometune transactions are included in Kwik-Fit Fleet's central billing scheme, requiring just one payment a month. Ron Bambra, Kwik-Fit Fleet's managing director, said: 'At a time when the traditional franchised dealer network appears to be shrinking, mobile servicing has got to represent the ultimate in convenience for fleets.'

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment

Comments

No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee