Allstar adds new card service

Businesses across the country will now be able to pay for servicing, maintenance and repair on their Allstar card, the company announced today.

Allstar – part of the global commercial payments group Fleetcor – already meets the fuel payment needs of over a million UK business drivers. Service, maintenance and repair bills will be handled in the same way as their customers’ fuel costs, being paid directly by Allstar to the garage, on presentation of an authorised Allstar card. These transactions will be processed through the 1link Service Network.

The new facility is being aimed primarily at SME fleets which currently have limited options when it comes to managing service, maintenance and repair spending.

Brian Flood, vice president of product, said, ‘This is good news for garages who are approved to take the Allstar card. We expect significant take-up of the new service, maintenance and repair facility among fuel card customers resulting in more business being concentrated though our network. Allstar can also reduce the credit risk for garages who run in house credit accounts, with prompt payment helping improve cash flow and balance sheets.’

The new service, maintenance and repair service will be automatically activated on fleet accounts from 23 April and customers will be able to search for their local garages using Allstar’s free downloadable Android or Apple site locator app, which will include every garage across the UK where drivers can use Allstar to pay for service, maintenance and repair.

Brian continued, ‘We’ve introduced this unique service in direct response to requests from our customers to help reduce the administrative burden of individual service arrangements made by drivers.’