LKQ Euro Car Parts signs exclusivity deal with RAC


LKQ Euro Car Parts has signed a major deal with roadside assistance giant RAC, meaning its car parts will be stocked by more than 150 RAC Mobile Mechanics across the UK

The four-year deal will see LKQ exclusively supply the rapidly expanding RAC Mobile Mechanics service, which enables customers to book a mechanic for servicing, diagnostics or vehicle health checks, at their home or workplace at a time that suits them. Launched in 2023, the service covers 80% of UK postcodes.

As part of the deal, the car parts firm will also be the preferred supplier to the RAC’s 900-strong Approved Garage network.

The new agreement builds on an existing 10-year partnership between LKQ and the RAC which involves providing parts to 1600 RAC breakdown patrols and collaborating on fleet telematics and driver monitoring.

The deal is the latest in a spate of high-profile contract wins for the UK’s largest motor factor, with it recently announcing its new role to act as the primary supplier of parts, oils and lubricants for the 184 Protyre Autocare branches over the next five years. 

Kevan Wooden, CEO at LKQ UK & Ireland, said: “The RAC’s purpose is to provide peace of mind to motorists up and down the country. Part of this relies on RAC roadside patrols having access to the right parts, first time, on time, to help keep motorists moving without delay. Now, we’re pleased to be going a step further still with a new four-year exclusive deal to supply parts to both the RAC’s Approved Garage Network and to its fast-growing service, maintenance and repair division, RAC Mobile Mechanics.

“Our decade-long partnership to date is built on our shared values of delivering an unrivalled service for customers which centres on a promise to the RAC and its customers to provide the best value for money parts and product availability on the market.

Paul Coward, CEO of RAC’s service, maintenance and repair division, said: “Convenience, trust, and top customer service are all central to both our Approved Garage network and our Mobile Mechanic service.

“So, it’s crucial that we work with suppliers that can help us to deliver this for our customers. LKQ Euro Car Parts have vehicle manufacturer quality parts for a vast range of vehicles, nationwide distribution network, and the shared values that help us, and our vast accredited network of independent garages, to help millions of motorists nationwide.”

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