RAC drives work through Autocrew garages

Autocrew garages benefit from RAC work
Autocrew garages benefit from RAC work

Bosch and Euro Car Parts have joined forces with the RAC to deliver their new Autocrew Garage network.

The RAC will direct work on vehicles that cannot be repaired by the roadside – which amounts to at least 500,000 vehicles every year – to Autocrew member garages.

RAC equipment manager Mark Johnson said: “We need a network of garages that will produce the same level of service we provide to our customers.

“If the RAC Patrol recommends a garage, as far as the customer is concerned, if anything goes wrong it’s our fault. So we want a network we can have faith in.”

Bosch bought Autocrew from ZF Systems in 2009 and is now in the process of rolling it out across Europe, with the ultimate goal of making it a global presence.

It hopes to sign up 750 independent garages in the UK within three years, depending on the quality of applicants.

“We have a lot to offer and we’ve got a lot of experience in workshop concepts,” said Helen Watkins, Autocrew’s concept manager.

“Ideally, we want more Bosch products to be fitted to consumer cars.”

Garages that sign up to the scheme will agree to buy 30 percent of their parts through Euro Car Parts.

10 percent of their parts spend must also be with Bosch.

Published by emmabutcher

Emma has been CAT's editor since January 2008. There isn't much she doesn't know about the aftermarket - and her favourite topic is definitely BER!

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  1. At the present time with alot of ‘schemes’ appearing the AUOCREW seems by far the best. Having had the AA aproach us as a Repair centre ,then Unipart knocking on our door ref their Car Care Centre’s.We have had meeting’s with both Euro Car Part’s and also with Bosch i feel that AUTOCREW will go along way. The training on offer to bring Tech’s up to speed with all the latest system’s etc i’m rather excitied. It seems alot of the other schemes are doing alot of talking and not much action at present.