Auto Windscreens has teamed up with technology company Auto-m8 to offer a unique solution to fleet managers. All customers for the glass repair and replacement company are now able to benefit from free access to the new Auto-m8 app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android phones.
The Auto-m8 app has six functions designed to make life easier for fleet managers. The ‘Assist’ function includes call buttons to connect a driver to the local police station and their insurer, broker or fleet manager, helping to control the First Notification of Loss for every incident. It can take photos and voice memos at the scene and note down witness and third party details – which can be compiled into a full accident report. If glass becomes damaged, ‘Assist’ links straight through to Auto Windscreens’ booking line, to get it repaired as quickly as possible with one of the company’s 24-hour mobile technicians.
Auto-m8 allows managers to assess fleet efficiency by keeping track of each vehicle’s ‘life’ using mileage charts, fuel consumption graphs and average fill-up and running costs in the ‘Stats’ section. Data on personal and business mileage for the whole fleet and for individuals can also be recorded and automatically emailed in a monthly report. The driver benefits too, as each trip can be logged on a spreadsheet for expenses claims via the ‘Trip’ button and the nearest petrol stations can be located in the ‘Fuel’ screen.
Auto-m8 also features a ‘Vault’ to store policy documents and other paperwork. The ‘Remind’ button can make managing a fleet even easier, with users able to set email or SMS alerts for MOT, service and road tax due dates and insurance renewals.
Richard Barnes, Creative Director of Auto-m8, explains: “We know the job of the fleet manager has become increasingly demanding over the past few years, with the rising cost of fuel, the pressure to run greener vehicles and the duty of care employers have to employees, as outlined in recent legislation. Auto-m8’s six functions make life that little bit easier - from tracking spend and efficiency, to helping to ensure vehicles are properly maintained and dealing with accidents, should they occur.”
Nigel Davies, Managing Director of Auto Windscreens, said: “We recognised the benefits of Auto-m8 immediately and I’m confident the fleet market will too. It’s also a company that shares our ethos – to help keep fleet vehicles on the road, which, in turn, keep businesses running. We’re proud to be the only glass repair and replacement company to be able to offer this app as an added benefit to customers and we look forward to introducing fleet managers to our newest ‘m8’ soon!”
For more information about Auto Windscreens, call 0800 999 5000 or visit www.autowindscreens.com. For more information about Auto-m8, visit www.auto-m8.com.
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About Auto Windscreens
Auto Windscreens is owned by Trifords Limited, part of the Markerstudy Group. It is a leading automotive glazing company, serving customers throughout the UK and across all sectors from managed fleet to insurance. With a nationwide network of fitting centres and backed by a fleet of mobile service units, Auto Windscreens is an expert in windscreen repair and automotive glass replacement. The company head office and dedicated contact centre is based in Chesterfield.
For further information, contact:
Group PR Executive, Markerstudy Group
T: 0844 854 8713