Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Automobile & Motoring(Automobile)
Filter PR by
  
Abu Dhabi Sees Spike in Roadside Rescues as Garages Move Out of Capital's Centre
 
Abu Dhabi Sees Spike in Roadside Rescues as Garages Move Out of Capital's Centre

Dial-A-Battery is meeting demand generated by vacating service centres
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates:- A vehicle roadside rescue service that travels to stranded car drivers and replaces their faulty batteries has seen a spike in the demand for its services from users in central Abu Dhabi.

Figures released by Dial-A-Battery, a service founded by vehicle accessories and aftermarket parts organisation A-MAP, reveal that it has experienced a 200 per cent increase in calls over the past four months, a phenomenon its operators attribute to the Abu Dhabi government policy of moving vehicle service stations from the centre to the outskirts of the city.

“Since the beginning of the year, we have had a huge increase in callouts for our Dial-A-Battery service from central Abu Dhabi – four times the amount of our previous figures from the close of 2012,” said Asad Badami, managing director of A-MAP. “This spike coincides with the Abu Dhabi government's directive that vehicle service centres will no longer be given a licence to operate inside the city. Instead they are now being instructed to work from premises in the industrial areas away from the capital's built-up, residential environments,” he added.

The shifting of vehicle service centres was announced by the Abu Dhabi government in 2010 and affects garages and other workshop facilities, including building materials shops, carpentries, equipment maintenance outlets and glass and aluminium manufacturers. The policy is tied in with the capital's drive to become a major global economy within two decades, as outlined in its Strategic Vision 2030 policy.

There are around 1,970 such workshop premises in Abu Dhabi and the mandatory requirement for them to shift is aimed at improving the city's aesthetics and delineating areas of habitation from those of industry. The facilities have either moved or are in the process of moving to areas outside of the centre, meaning that those who live and work in central Abu Dhabi are now likely to be several kilometres from their nearest garage.

“Our customers have informed us that what often happened in Abu Dhabi city centre when their vehicle experienced a battery problem is that they could take a short walk to service centre across the street and request a mechanic to accompany them back to their car, which they were more than happy to do,” revealed Badami. “Following the enactment of the new Abu Dhabi government directive, which has seen these centres move out of town, this is no longer an option. It seems that drivers are now requesting Dial-A-Battery to step into the breach,” he added. 

Dial-A-Battery works by providing the customer with a toll-free number to call in the event of their car battery experiencing problems, whether this happens at the roadside, in a parking lot, or the customer's own driveway. The customer's order for a new battery is relayed by the operator to a mobile dispatch team, who will replace the item in less time than it would take to have the vehicle towed to a service centre.


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 16391 times
PR Category : Automobile
Posted on : Tuesday, May 14, 2013  5:58:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Epoc Messe Frankfurt Group Exhibitions Director, Michael Deh...
Next Story : Toyota Emirates Drifting Team secures 2nd place in round 6 o...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Inventive, Futuristic and Daring Translucent is a Distinguished Milestone for Police. [8632-Views]
Show your Nanny some love and treat them to a Complimentary Haircut throughout August and ... [5832-Views]
Tazio Nuvolari Vanderbilt Cup [5612-Views]
Corum Golden Bridge Titane DLC - black beauty for the man of style [5368-Views]
Scafograf Black Sheep - unconventionally exceptional [5185-Views]
Same Favourite Fragrance, New Innovative Products From the Ritual of Karma [4990-Views]
Dubai Delivers on Tourist Volumes Again, With a Strong 8.36 Million Overnight Visitors in ... [4947-Views]
Robinsons Showcases Malone Souliers' Stunning New Collection for Pre-Fall 19 [4825-Views]
Aesop's Parsley Seed Skin Priming Regimen [4788-Views]
GEMS Education students shine with excellent A-Level examination results [4691-Views]
The Nordic Hall of the Heros is Open for Business - Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valhalla Tak... [4654-Views]
Marks & Spencer Unveils Its Autumn 2019 Kidswear Collection [4435-Views]
Ferragamo Urban - 2019 Fall/Winter Collection [4398-Views]
Autumn / Winter 2019-20 Men's and Women's Sneakers Collection [4325-Views]
Exceptional Playtime with Soundcore Vortex [4209-Views]
Sandro: The Power Suit [4044-Views]
Kachins Couture 5 Ways to Personalise Your Suit Style [3941-Views]
Second Week of “Health & Tourism 2019” Campaign Witnesses Remarkable Participation in its ... [3904-Views]
Hormann announces speed rolling shutter DD S6 [3880-Views]
Ralph Lauren Debuts “Wear Your Story” Denim Campaign [3867-Views]
Get 50 per cent off back-to-school essentials at Dragon Mart [3794-Views]
The future of photography and videography is in Canon's hands, with five 2019 EISA Awards [3745-Views]
Forecasting Mesmerising Sea Views and Exotic Seafood at Gonu [3599-Views]
Dubai Tourism Partners With Ary to Invite Audiences to Discover the Emirate With Their Fav... [3318-Views]
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture launches a comprehensive events prog... [3294-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories