Kwik-Fit Fleet Trialling SMART Repair Service
Kwik-Fit Fleet may soon be adding SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Technology) repairs to its service offering. The leading fast fit company recently embarked on a trial offering of the service at six locations. It is reportedly the first time that a fast-fit company has moved into offering SMART repairs.
The service will be offered on a menu-driven pricing policy, which means repairs are cheaper than using a traditional bodyshop, at centres in Edinburgh, Birmingham, St Helens, Telford and Slough with a mobile service available in London. Prices start at £45 for paintless dent removal on dents less than 75mm wide, for scuffs, chips and scratches less than 200mm wide and for repairs to holes less than 50mm and scratches less than 150mm wide on trim, velour and leather. Multi-repair discounts are also available.
In order to facilitate the new service Kwik-Fit technicians have been trained in the techniques to make scuffed alloys, scratched, dented and chipped paintwork along with scuffed bumpers disappear from cars and vans.
Mike Wise, head of Kwik-Fit Fleet, said: “We are continually looking to expand our range of added value services to fleets and private motorists. Our ability to significantly undercut the cost of SMART repairs quoted by other providers…provides fleet operators and company car and van drivers with a win-win situation. We will analyse the success of the trial at the various locations later this year. Our intention would be to provide SMART repair services at a number of centres across the country supported by a mobile option.”
The new initiative comes hard on the heels of Kwik-Fit Fleet expanding its established range of tyre, battery, brake and exhaust fast-fit services to corporate customers to include MoTs and service, maintenance and repair work as well as air conditioning recharging and glass repair.