RAC expands mobile repair service

The RAC has announced it will offer mobile servicing and repairs to enable people to get their cars serviced on their driveways or at work.

This comes after its own research shows that six-in-10 drivers (62%) say they would find it appealing to have a trained mechanic come to their house or work to service their car rather than having to take it to a garage.

Of those who find it a hassle taking their vehicle to the garage, three-quarters (75%) say the biggest inconvenience is having to drop it off and pick it back up again later.

RAC Mobile Mechanics, which simplifies the experience for drivers by bringing the garage to their homes, now covers the 20 biggest towns and cities – with plans for even wider coverage before the end of the year.

RAC service, maintenance and repair CEO Paul Coward said: “We know from the experience of our patrols, who deal with around 2.6m breakdowns every year, that many call-outs are avoidable with regular maintenance and servicing. This means getting your car serviced regularly can help avoid a nasty repair bill further down the line, but the trouble for many people is finding the time to get the car into the garage.

“RAC Mobile Mechanics overcomes this problem, helping to keep your car in tip-top condition with no inconvenience whatsoever. Feedback from drivers who have already used us has been overwhelmingly positive and it’s clear people value the fact our mechanics are clear about what servicing or repairs involve, and have the reassurance that comes from the RAC’s brand.”