Called Garage Link, the service is aimed at smaller fleets that either buy their own vehicles or lease them without a maintenance package and provides a single point of access to thousands of garages nationwide through an online portal. This brings vehicle maintenance benefits normally reserved to major fleet operators, including a national SMR supplier network, advantageous buying terms and consolidated billing.
Other important advantages include pre-authorisation of work for absolute cost clarity and automatic loading of all information into FleetCheck’s fleet management software.
Peter Golding, managing director at FleetCheck, said: “If you run just half a dozen vans that operate across the country, then you can find servicing providers in Aberdeen and another in Southampton, using our online directory. You’ll know exactly what it will cost you in advance, while accessing our discounts, and you’ll receive a single bill, detailed every month.”
Golding added: “We believe that there is massive potential for the use of Garage Link among our customers and that, at no cost to our fleet customers, it should deliver a whole range of cost, efficiency and even safety advantages.
“Where we have offered the service on a trial basis to our existing users, take-up has been immediate and successful. FleetCheck has more than 600 customers operating around 60,000 vehicles and this has huge appeal for many of them.”