Kwik Fit has doubled the fleet warranty on friction brake parts such as pads, discs and drums.
The company says the decision to double the fleet warranty to 24 months/24,000 miles from 12 months/12,000 miles across brake pads, discs, drums and shoes is reflective of both the quality of the parts used and the training and workmanship of its expert technicians.
Last year Kwik Fit saw a 35% year-on-year increase in fleet demand for safety-related brake inspections and the replacement of brake pads and discs and that followed a 24% rise in 2014.
Dan Joyce, UK SMR/MoT business development manager for fleet, said: “Our decision to double the warranty on friction brake parts is a clear reflection of Kwik Fit’s confidence in the quality of the parts used.
“We believe the length of warranty available is an industry best and more extensive than that available through other service outlet on similar parts.”
Kwik Fit employs 2,000 centre-based fully trained brake specialists and last year invested more than £3 million on technician training.
Fleet demand for the organisation’s range of mechanical services has rapidly increased with the opening of Kwik Fit Plus centres providing growing confidence across the company’s UK-wide centre network in experienced technicians undertaking such work in addition to traditional fast-fit jobs.
Pete Marden, head of core fleet and business development, said: “The warranty increase on friction brake parts is also a reflection of goodwill from Kwik Fit to our fleet customers in trusting us with undertaking vehicle work.
“As a result of the improved warranty we would expect the volume of brake-related work undertaken in Kwik Fit centres to continue to increase in 2016.”
Company car and van drivers concerned about the performance of their vehicle’s brakes or requiring them to be checked can have a free, no-obligation brake inspection. After the inspection a written brake report and a quote for any required work will be provided.