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Motorists Given Financial Helping Hand To Keep Cars On The Road
Brand new discount scheme launches to make car maintenance more affordable for millions of struggling vehicle owners.
The Auto Card was designed to assist the millions of vehicle owners in the UK who are struggling to maintain their vehicles, and pay for repairs due to rising insurance excess premiums and tightening household budgets.
Following a report by the Accident Exchange, an estimated 1,092,000 drivers have opted not to repair their vehicles following an accident in the last 12 months alone, highlighting the growing need to make repairs more affordable at a time when households continue to feel the financial pinch.
The Auto Card is simple to use at any of its member garages, and entitles each owner to a 25% discount off all labour charges, no matter how big or small the job.
For an annual fee of just £19.99, owners of the Auto Card will receive their discount each and every time they visit a participating garage.
There are currently nine garages in the Auto Card network, located in Bootle, Derby, Tipton, Peterborough, Banbury, Milton Keynes, Luton, St Albans & Letchworth. The owners behind the company, Auto Card Ltd, are aiming to have a participating garage in every UK city by the end of this year.
Ravinder Ryan Deol, Managing Director at Auto Card Limited, said: “In light of the current economy and the increasing financial pressures people face, many motorists are opting not to maintain their vehicles or have them repaired because they simply can’t afford to.
Those who do reach a settlement are, in many cases, choosing to keep the money and put it to other uses instead of repairing their vehicle, putting potentially unsafe and un-roadworthy cars back on the roads.
We designed the Auto Card scheme to make it easier for motorists to maintain their vehicles as well as pay for repairs. A lot of the time, it’s the labour costs that ramp up the final bill so receiving 25% off these charges will be a big help to many people.
The card is not only good for vehicle owners, but also for participating garages too who will benefit from uplift in business. We’re interested in talking to any garage owners who would be interested in joining the scheme as we look to expand the network across the UK.”
For a limited period only, motorists are being given a 50% discount off their membership fee. Visit www.autocard.co.uk and enter discount code (acltdpr) at the checkout.