Kwik-Fit Fleet is improving its service to the corporate sector with the introduction of Bosch braking components at all of its UK centres.
The move comes with demand for company car and van service maintenance and repair work alongside MoTs at Kwik-Fit centres at record levels as businesses look to cut operating costs and reduce vehicle downtime.
In the first four months of 2010, fleet vehicle servicing at Kwik-Fit was up 65% and company car and van MoT work up almost 60% on a like for like basis over the same period in 2009.
Head of Kwik-Fit fleet Mike Wise said: “We are introducing Bosch brake components as part of our continued commitment to service maintenance and repair, and our desire to continually improve our service to fleet customers.
“Bosch’s pedigree in brake technology is recognised worldwide and that helps to ensure safer driving and aids company car and van drivers if critical situation occur on the road. Bosch braking technology provides peace of mind with the fitment of a high specification, quality product.”
Bosch brake pads and discs are suitable for all vehicle makes and models including prestige marques such as Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes and Volvo.
The average company car driver can expect to replace the brake pads on their car twice over the period of a three-year/60,000 mile operating cycle. However, many cars and vans, due to their design and usage, may require more frequent brake inspections to ensure pads and discs are working effectively and efficiently.
Mr Wise says that Kwik-Fit Fleet’s expansion to provide a comprehensive one-stop shop menu of motoring services to the corporate sector and the subsequent demand for mechanical services was due in part to the inflexibility of franchise dealers.
He said: “Fleets want a fast and efficient service that is convenient for their company car and van drivers. Our centres offer seven-day-a-week extended hours opening and with a booking typically available within 48 hours rather than the 14-day wait for some franchised dealers. This makes vehicle MoTs, servicing and others repairs very attractive to fleet operators and drivers.”
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