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Maruti Suzuki introduces quick response team to its roadside assistance service

CARDEKHO
Published Aug 25, 2018, 11:24 am IST
Updated Aug 25, 2018, 11:24 am IST
The Quick Response Team (QRT) is aimed at reducing the time taken to reach a stranded vehicle.
Maruti RSA technicians on bikes will come to the rescue of stranded owners in areas with heavy congestion or places where RSA cars can’t reach.
 Maruti RSA technicians on bikes will come to the rescue of stranded owners in areas with heavy congestion or places where RSA cars can’t reach.

Maruti Suzuki has added a two-wheeler-based roadside assistance team to its existing fleet of MoS (Maruti On road Service). The carmaker has been offering owners roadside assistance for the last two decades. Until now, the roadside assistance fleet included cars like the Omni but going forward, Maruti RSA technicians on bikes will come to the rescue of stranded owners in areas with heavy congestion or places where RSA cars can’t reach.

In the first phase, a total of 350 bikes have been introduced in the QRT in 251 cities. The carmaker aims to increase the two-wheeler fleet to 500 and the total roadside assistance fleet (QRT + MoS) to 1000 by 2020. The two-wheelers will be owned by dealerships. Trained technicians will be equipped to cater to 90 per cent of the problems that are faced by owners.

 

The QRT will be a chargeable service. Visiting charge will range between Rs 420 to Rs 575 per call. However, if a car is under warranty or extended warranty, the owners will be waived off the charges.

The QRT will cater to RSA calls of both Nexa and Arena customers, and will work in conjunction with MoS. The carmaker says that QRT or MoS will be assigned a job based on which of the two can reach the stranded customer quicker.

The initiative is the first of its kind by any carmaker in India. However, there are third-party RSA services that send technicians to check and mend vehicles on-road on two-wheelers.

 

To know more about contact details of Maruti RSA service and QRT, please read the official press release below.

Press Release

Customer delight: Maruti Suzuki launches Quick Response Team

24x7 Road-side assistance with 350 motorcycles rolled out in 251 cities Robust IT back-end ensures real time information, assurance to customers New Delhi, August 24, 2018: Maruti Suzuki India Limited today flagged off a unique ‘Quick Response Team on Bikes’ to offer faster on-road assistance for customers’ cars. A first-of-its-kind integrated initiative in India, the Quick Response Team (QRT) on Bikes has been rolled with a fleet of 350 bikes in over 251 cities in the first phase. The initiative will be progressively expanded to reach 500 cities by the end of 2020. Maruti Suzuki takes service quality to new heights with faster on-road assistance •    Quick Response Team on Bikes to quickly reach customer's spot for assistance •    Real time location sharing of the technician with customer •    Specially trained technicians; bikes equipped with essential tools for redressal of complaints •    Prepared with battery jump starter, tyre inflator, tool box etc •    Equipped to cater to 90% of the problems faced by customers on-road •    Robust IT at back-end to ensure user friendly and seamless operations •    Customers can avail the service through Maruti Care App or by dialing in the Maruti On road Service (MOS) toll free numbers: 1800 102 1800 (ARENA) and 1800 102 6392 (NEXA). Launching the distinctive initiative, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India, said, “Customer obsession being a core value of Maruti Suzuki, it drives us every time to come up with innovations to delight our customers. Started over two decades back, Maruti Suzuki is the pioneer of road side assistance programme in India. The launch of Quick Response Team on Bikes is a strategic decision to rapidly help attend customer cars that may have broken-down on the road. We are confident that this initiative will take Maruti Suzuki’s service for customer care to the next level of convenience.” Each QRT biker will be equipped with essential tools and critical spares needed to quickly restore the vehicle in distress. Based on Maruti Suzuki’s comprehensive training, the QRT technicians can handle around 90 per cent of the problems typically faced by customers in case of a vehicle break down. When a Maruti Suzuki customer reports a vehicle breakdown, a web based system identifies the GPS location of the nearby technician and assigns him for the complaint. The customer and technician can connect over phone and see each other’s location and estimated time of arrival, through the Maruti Care App. The Quick Response Team on 350 bikes joins the fleet of over 415 Maruti Suzuki on-Road Service (MoS) vehicles to attend to customer cars across the country. Customers can enjoy the “QRT service” / “MoS service” on a complimentary basis under the Extended Warranty offered on Maruti Suzuki cars. For cars not covered under Maruti Suzuki Warranty/ Extended Warranty, the QRT service is available on a per-call basis with visiting charges ranging between Rs. 420/- to Rs. 575/-, depending on location of customer’s car.

 

Disclaimer: This article has not been edited by Deccan Chronicle and is taken from a syndicated feed. Photos: CarDekho.

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