smart is coming to the rescue of stranded motorists, as part of a new service being offered by the AA, it was announced today.
The AA is so confident in the ability of its nationwide patrol force to repair broken down vehicles that it is now making a unique breakdown promise to its personal members – "To fix your car by the road or get you another".
The guarantee means that, in the unlikely event a quick repair at the roadside is not possible, AA personal members could be offered one of 180 specially AA-branded smart fortwo models, to complete their journey and keep on the move with minimal fuss.
Kerry Richardson, Director of AA Road Services says: "On those occasions where we can’t fix their faulty cars, we are determined to keep our members on the move. Providing them with a smart will go a long way to remove the terrible stress and inconvenience breaking down can bring."
Jeremy Simpson, head of smart in the UK and Ireland, said: "We are delighted to be a part of the AA’s new promise to motorists. The smart fortwo is the perfect car to relieve the stress from a breakdown situation; it’s both practical and fun to drive at the same time, and the fact that the leading breakdown organisation has chosen smart is a testament to its reliability."
All AA personal members will be offered this flexible 24-hour service if their car cannot be fixed, allowing them to either collect a courtesy car following a breakdown, or within 72 hours at their convenience.
The smart fortwo range is available from smart retailers, starting from £6,810 on the road.Published 17 June 2004