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Prestige offers servicing from record number of UK centres

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Prestige provides vehicle servicing, maintenance and repair work for leasing companies, fleet management providers, corporate fleets and aftermarket warranty companies. Its network of independent service centres now stands at nearly 300 for the first time, while new clients include one very large national fleet, plus a major vehicle auction house, a leading breakdown and recovery operator and several key corporate fleets.

The company has also announced that it has been awarded a two-year extension to its independent service centre network management contract with LeasePlan UK, which will see it continue to February 2018.

Prestige will be looking to extend its network of independent service garages still further in 2016. At the same time, service centres have benefitted from a host of improved features, including a new combined motor trade insurance policy which aims to provide savings of at least 10% over the previous policy – although the company reports that the average savings in premiums across the network have been around 24%.

Prestige's new Unity tyre reporting facility acts as an early warning system in real time for fleet operators over the condition of tyres on their fleets, and ensures that they meet their duty of care obligations.

When a vehicle comes into a Prestige service centre for service, maintenance and repair work, its tyre tread depths are checked automatically. If there are any that fall below the pre-agreed tyre policy limit – typically 2mm – then an alert is generated and automatically emailed to the fleet operator.

This allows the fleet operator to either engage a mobile tyre replacement unit to have the tyres changed immediately on site, or to book the vehicle into a tyre fitting outlet at one of its preferred suppliers.

Prestige managing director, Colin Bate, said:"We have seen a number of key business wins at Prestige in recent months that have confirmed 2015 as a hugely successful year and a highly significant one for our business.

“At the same time, we have expanded our service centre network to extend our proposition and ensure that we provide full national coverage for our customers.

“And we have further developed our systems to ensure that we provide full management reporting for our customers so that they can take timely and effective action where necessary to guarantee the condition of their vehicles.

“We believe that we have a unique proposition that adds immense value to our customers and we look forward to another successful year in 2016. “

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Katie Beck

Katie joined Fleet World in 2012 as an editorial intern, following the completion of an English and American Literature BA from the University of East Anglia. She accepted a full-time position as an editorial assistant at the end of the internship period, and was promoted to the role of features editor in 2014. She works across the magazine and website portfolio, and administrates the social media channels.