TrustFord has continued to expand its network with with the opening of a new Quick Lane fast-fit franchise facility in Prestwich.
The 5,313 square-foot Quick Lane Tyre and Autocentre, on Bury New Road, has been created from a previously vacant garage and becomes the second UK franchised Quick Lane centre.
A third Quick Lane centre - the two others are operated by other franchised parters - will be added to the group’s portfolio when Quick Lane Bracknell opens its doors later this year.
John Dines, UK operations director, Quick Lane, said: “We understand that people value products and services that give them time back into their day.
“We’re taking away the inconvenience of vehicle repair by offering a rapid service that fits around our customers’ busy lives.
“Our focus is on being brilliant at the basics and providing local motorists with transparency, convenience and confidence and this will be reflected in our new Prestwich site.”
Stuart Foulds, chairman and chief executive of TrustFord, said: “In line with the Quick Lane ethos, we’re committed to driving the standard in customer care.
“We know that efficiency and convenience are crucial for our customers, and are therefore committed to investing in the efficient delivery of highly professional and convenient servicing and maintenance.
“These new facilities give us the scale and resource to meet our customers’ servicing needs, and help Quick Lane deliver the excellent service it is known for.”
Quick Lane centres service all makes and model of vehicle across 13 core maintenance and light repair services, making use of Ford’s Motorcraft and Omnicraft multi-brand parts offering.
Quick Lane plans to open even more centres across the UK in the coming months, in addition to growing its footprint in Germany where two franchised sites are currently operational.
TrustFord has greatly expanded its network with the launch of none car retail businesses in recent months, adding Ford Parts Plus wholesale parts sales franchises across the UK.
In total 12 TrustFord operated Parts Plus sites are operational across England, Northern Ireland and Scotland and two further Scottish sites are set to officially open over the next six months.
PartsPlus Centres provide services to support the sale of trade parts directly to franchise groups, independent repairers and body shops, offering extensive, competitively priced Ford, Motorcraft and Omnicraft parts, delivered with local business knowledge and expertise.
They also offer delivery of parts in under an hour to regular customers within a 30 minute drive of the centre.