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The RAC and UFODRIVE have forged a new partnership as the all-digital car rental company increases its fleet in the UK.
A new towing solution developed by the AA promises to cut the waiting time for electric vehicle (EV) and 4x4 drivers who require recovery.
Crossleys Accident Repair has paid tribute to the support received from Lex Autolease during the coronavirus crisis.
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK has extended its Roadside Assistance provision with the RAC and will now also look after the Smart road assistance programme.
Fleet operators can avoid a large number of breakdowns after the coronavirus lockdown is lifted by advising drivers of some basic car care tips.
e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management has partnered with two roadside recovery agents that will collect and deliver priority total loss vehicles to member sites in the e2e network.
Monday 6 January expected to be busiest RAC breakdown day of 2020
MOT advisories are found in 1 in 4 cars after checks, and leaving the forecourt, according to data from Protyre.
Roadside recovery operator campaigners have called for increased protection after Government breakdown figures were revealed.
In the last year there fewer pothole breakdowns have taken place than in Q2 2019.
Of the hundreds of thousands of small business vehicles protected by the RAC, 31% are expected to suffer a breakdown this year.
The RAC has started using smartphone video technology to fix issues remotely, meaning that stranded motorists may not have to wait for a patrol to arrive.
BT Fleet Solutions and the AA have celebrated almost three decades working together, and the signing of a new five-year contract, with a mini conference in Oldbury.
RAC’s patrols will support drivers of Peugeot, Citroën, Vauxhall and DS cars and vans, including fleet customers driving in the UK and Europe.
The RAC has developed and launched a new type of trailer that provides flatbed recovery capability to its breakdown patrol vans.
The AA has extended its relationship with Ford for another three years, having worked together since 2005.
RAC patrols dealt with 1,714 breakdowns in the last three months of 2018 that were more than likely caused by potholes or poor road surfaces.
A campaign called Slow Down Move Over (SDMO) has been launched aimed at improving safety for those who work at the roadside.
Breakdowns caused by pothole damage rose by 63% in the first quarter of 2017, according to the RAC.
The number of pothole-related breakdowns attended by RAC patrols from October to December 2016 gave rise to the first fourth quarter increase in this type of problem since 2013.
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