Prestige Fleet Servicing (Prestige) has launched an online service for grey fleet drivers which aims to offer many of the benefits normally provided for company car users.
This includes free collection and delivery, full validation of costs, customer service support and the ability to allow drivers to pay for work via a secure payment method.
Prestige is offering 0% interest and a payment plan to spread the cost of servicing and maintenance over four months.
Joe Bhamra, commercial director at Prestige, said: “Our years of experience in both the B2B and B2C motoring sectors make us the perfect supplier to provide SMR support to those drivers who use their private vehicles for business purposes.”
A new website allows drivers to enter their registration details and call up a series of servicing charge details pertinent to their vehicle which will give them a clear indication of the servicing costs.
As the servicing is perfectly aligned to manufacturers’ service schedules, all work carried out will ensure that manufacturers’ warranties remain intact.
Prestige has developed a system which links into multi-level databases in real-time to extract the correct labour repair times, the parts required for a service, oil quantities, and competitive pricing against each vehicle model, to deliver an accurate price per service directly to the driver.
The system allows drivers to access their vehicle history, retrieve invoices, set up prompts for the next service or MOT due dates and a host of other functionality to enable drivers to ensure their vehicle is regularly maintained.
Current health and safety regulations stipulate that organisations need robust policies in place to ensure that every grey fleet car is fit for purpose, has a valid MOT, and is insured for appropriate business use.
One of Prestige’s key objectives this year is to grow its service centre network to 400 outlets, extending its national coverage throughout the UK and meeting the extra demand from its increased customer base.
The company’s network has now grown to more than 370 centres, having added 76 new outlets in 2017 in new areas such as London, Manchester and Leeds, plus several new areas in Scotland and across many other parts of the UK.
For the first six months of 2017, the Prestige network has handled nearly 9,000 more SMR jobs compared to the same period in 2016.