New Vauxhall Care service plans bring peace of mind for opt-out drivers
Aimed at private motorists including opt-out drivers, the service plans offer car owners a way to budget for maintenance and servicing costs, bringing financial peace of mind.
Vauxhall Care costs £19 per month for all petrol cars or £22 a month for diesel and includes three years’ servicing, two years’ extra roadside assistance and the vehicle’s first MOT test. It can be purchased in two ways: a one-off payment or 35 equal monthly instalments to help owners’ budget.
The announcement comes two months after fleet technology solutions provider Epyx said that new approaches to service and maintenance were needed within the leasing industry to deal with rising corporate take-up of personal contract hire (PCH); only around one in five (20%) of PCH deals come with inclusive maintenance packages, creating duty of care concerns for fleets and concerns for leasing firms who don’t know whether a vehicle is being regularly serviced to manufacturer standards.
Commenting on the benefits for opt-out drivers of the new Vauxhall scheme, EMaC sales director Adrian Willard said: “For the growing number of essential vehicle users opting out of company car schemes, certainty of financial outlay is ultra important so a Vauxhall service plan administered by EMaC is an ideal way of budgeting for future service costs. Vauxhall offer a compelling yet simple consumer offer which includes fully compliant manufacturer scheduled servicing , two years of roadside assistance cover and the first MOT test fee all for modest monthly payments that are fixed and inflation-proofed from day one.”