MotorEasy has moved into the connected car market with a product that uses vehicle telematics as an early warning system to pre-empt vehicle faults and pass on savings for motorists.
The new warranty product includes a plugin car diagnostics tool to continuously monitor the health of customers’ cars. The fitC plugin device connects directly to the engine’s ECU via the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port to provide a stream of diagnostic data directly to the user’s smart phone. When a fault is detected, it is flagged in the connected app and fitC connects drivers to convenient, trusted repair centres via the MotorEasy service desk. The firm has a nationwide network of 10,000 garages, to which customers can be connected via the fitC app.
Duncan McClure Fisher, MotorEasy founder, said: “Lots of people have warranties, which are great for offering protection against unwanted repair bills. But now we’re able to help motorists avoid even getting to the stage where they need repairs because we can help them predict faults before they happen, using our on-board telematics technology.
“It’s the best of both worlds for the driver – heading off problems at the pass and protection if the worst does happen.”
The new MotorEasy warranty scheme is available as a 24-month or 36-month contract.