Car and van leasing broker, Autorama, has appointed Prestige Fleet Servicing (Prestige) to provide SMR services.
Autorama is perhaps best-known for its multi-marque van leasing operation, Vanarama.
Prestige will provide the scheme with its service, maintenance and repair facilities, forming another part of the Autorama Extra portfolio.
A key factor in the decision was Prestige’s Unity fleet management system. This provides real time transparency of a vehicle’s position and progress through the SMR process, with an aim of keeping downtime to a minimum.
Autorama Commercial Director, Jon Gilbert, said: “If someone needs to service their vehicle, whether a car or van, or if they need a repair, tyres, or a rental vehicle, Autorama Extra gives them access to genuine savings.
“It’s open to business users and individuals alike and provides a guarantee of outstanding customer service.
“We have selected Prestige as our SMR partner for Extra to provide a first rate service to our customers based on their long experience and expertise in this market."
Prestige will be providing static and mobile SMR coverage for Autorama Extra customers.
Prestige Commercial Director, Joe Bhamra, commented: "We are delighted to be appointed to provide the service, maintenance and repair facility behind the exciting new Autorama Extra proposition.
“With our accredited static service centre network plus our mobile servicing solutions, we can decide on a job-by-job basis which is the best option for Autorama Extra customers - which will ensure their vehicles spend the least time off the road."
Prestige has been operating in the fleet servicing arena since 2007 and now has 242 independent outlets providing servicing to fleet operators. It has a target to have around 300 outlets by the end of the year.
Under the new Autorama Extra scheme, Autorama said both business customers and individuals can make savings on car and van tyres, vehicle rental and servicing through a series of third party supplier arrangements.
Autorama has teamed up with Thrifty Car and Van Rental to provide discounted rental vehicles, while for tyres, discounts are available from Black Circles.
Prestige will provide the scheme with its service, maintenance and repair facilities, forming another part to the Autorama Extra portfolio.