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Mobile servicing from Lex

Lex Vehicle Leasing has relaunched its mobile servicing and repair service to offer more company car drivers the option of bypassing dealers.

The company says this will speed up the process and reduce downtime.

The service now uses Auto Services Group’s network of mobile technicians to enable Lex to offer at home, at work or out of hours servicing and repairs.

ASG technicians can handle a wide variety of jobs, from replacing clutches and brake discs to carrying out diagnostics checks on petrol and diesel cars. It can also cope with light commercial vehicles.

Jon Walden, LVL managing director, says the company felt the time was right to step up its commitment to mobile servicing after requests from customers, partly triggered by lengthening servicing intervals.

He believes between 5-10% of LVL’s 137,962 company car and van drivers will use the facility over the next 12 months.

“Many companies have found that their drivers have missed a service over the duration of a three-year contract, which can cause serious mechanical damage to the car and at the end of the contract incurs fair wear and tear charges,” Walden explains.

“Taking the technician to the car should help resolve this problem. We have also had many requests from van fleets who want to have their vehicle serviced once it has finished a day’s work and ASG allows us to offer this option.”

ASG requires two day’s notice to book a mobile service, which Walden says does not carry any extra cost.

All work is carried out to manufacturers’ recommendations with OE parts and is guaranteed for one year or 12,000 miles. For warranty work, ASG will liaise with Lex to arrange it with a local franchised dealer.

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