John Clark Motor Group is the first dealer in Scotland to partner with Smartdriverclub, the connected car service, to enable connectivity in used cars so that customers can take advantage of free peace of mind and cost saving services such as crash alerts and theft tracking.
Thanks to a clever device fitted for free by John Clark, from March 2017 all used car buyers drive away with free connectivity and membership to JC Connect. The device will activate a range services the customer can view via the JC Connect App on their smartphone or via their laptop.
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In addition to the theft tracking and crash alerts with call outs to the emergency services if the driver can’t be reached, JC Connect will alert roadside assistance of the car’s location, in the event of a breakdown, provide fuel efficiency information for journeys, business miles reporting and MOT and Tax reminders, plus access to insurance with savings of up to 40% for good drivers.
With the customer’s consent, John Clark will be alerted to fault alerts, low battery warnings, services due and accidents so that they can be proactive in contacting customers to offer support.
“We’re helping our customers stay in control of managing their vehicle and their motoring costs with free membership to JC Connect,” explains Clare Clark of John Clark Motor Group. “By harnessing this technology, we can offer our customers in-car connectivity, which is usually only enjoyed by new car owners. Now, our customers can enjoy a wide range of added value benefits, which take the stress out of running and maintaining a car.”
CEO of Smartdriverclub, Penny Searles, says: “In essence, our technology helps cars to talk – and this mean we can help John Clark deliver a range of services that offer peace of mind to car buyers once they have left the forecourt. With JC Connect supported by Smartdriverclub, customers can drive away knowing that their safety and their pockets are better protected in a connected car. ”