Connected car company Zubie and technology start-up CarAdvise — an online marketplace for car maintenance and repair — have launched a program to help fleets manage their vehicle maintenance using a network of more than 20,000 service facilities.
Zubie Smart Maintenance targets small- and mid-sized fleets, helping fleet managers track the location and health of their vehicles using Zubie’s existing technology; and track, manage, and pay for their vehicles’ maintenance within the Zubie application. The program claims to deliver an average savings of 26 percent for fleets.
Smart Maintenance will provide fleet managers with a digital program to detect, identify and alert them about vehicle problems, according to Zubie. The system then allows them to schedule and pay for vehicle service and repair. While all that is taking place, the system stores maintenance history on work performed and work declined.
Comprehensive reporting metrics on cost of maintenance per vehicle or the entire fleet is also part of the program that fleet owners can access, according to the company. The program also offers support, with independent ASE certified technicians available to provide advice on all maintenance transactions.
“Zubie’s partnership with CarAdvise solves one more problem in the value chain for fleet managers,” Zubie chief executive officer Gary Tucker said in a news release. “With Smart Maintenance, fleet managers can now optimize their vehicle service as easily as they track their vehicles, all on one seamless technology platform.”
“Bringing the power of the CarAdvise service platform to small- and mid-sized fleets gives these businesses access to a technology solution that simplifies maintenance and lowers costs that has previously only been available to much larger organizations,” said CarAdvise founder and chief executive officer Greg Tepas. “With Zubie focused on simplifying the telematics space and CarAdvise focused on simplifying the maintenance space by bringing trust, convenience, and savings by way of technology, this partnership delivers tremendous efficiency and value.”