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Smartdriverclub Puts Parents’ Fears At Ease

By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 17:20

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Smartdriverclub puts parents’ fears at ease

As the World Health Organisation reveals that road traffic injuries are the biggest killer of teenagers, a new service that acts as a guardian angel for young drivers, using telematics technology is easing parents’ fears over their kids’ safety and well-being when they are out on the road.

Through a simple, self-installed plug-in device, Smartdriverclub tells parents where their son or daughter’s car is at any time of the day or night with immediate notification if they are involved in an accident, and peace of mind that emergency services have been notified if the driver can’t be reached on their mobile phone.

Through a simple, self-installed plug-in device, Smartdriverclub tells parents where their son or daughter’s car is at any time of the day or night with immediate notification if they are involved in an accident, and peace of mind that emergency services have been notified if the driver can’t be reached on their mobile phone.

Anxious parents can also rest assured that if their son or daughter break down, an exact location will be either sent to their breakdown provider or if no cover is in place Smardriverclub will be on hand to help, eliminating any time wasted trying to locate the car and its young driver. These peace of mind benefits are part of a package of services to Smartdriverclub members.

Penny Searles, CEO of Smartdriverclub said: “We knew the service would have appeal to parents but have been astounded at the level of interest we’ve received since we launched. As long as the son or daughter has agreed, we are able to give their parents the peace of mind they evidently need, when their offspring is out on the road, including knowledge of how and when their child’s vehicle is being driven as well as any mechanical issues arising in the car. The beauty of Smartdriverclub is that they don’t have to do anything once membership is activated, it runs quietly in the background until needed.”

As long as the son or daughter has agreed, we are able to give their parents the peace of mind they evidently need, when their offspring is out on the road, including knowledge of how and when their child’s vehicle is being driven as well as any mechanical issues arising in the car. The beauty of Smartdriverclub is that they don’t have to do anything once membership is activated, it runs quietly in the background until needed.”

The beauty of Smartdriverclub is that they don’t have to do anything once membership is activated, it runs quietly in the background until needed.”

Smartdriverclub is a completely unique membership service for motorists driving vehicles that have been manufactured since 2004 and costs just £7.99* per month. Once a customer joins the club, as a member, they will be sent a small device – the Smartplug – which they insert in an easily accessed socket, normally underneath the steering column. They can then view all of their Smartdriverclub services via their smartphone using the free Smartdriverclub app called ‘Viewpoint’ or online via their laptop or tablet device.

They can then view all of their Smartdriverclub services via their smartphone using the free Smartdriverclub app called ‘Viewpoint’ or online via their laptop or tablet device.

Smartdriverclub offers essential safety features like crash vehicle location assistance, breakdown help that can see the driver’s location to find them faster, theft tracking that can speed up Police recovery and a digital mechanic that can identify faults to help motorists avoid worsening the damage or even prevent a breakdown.

Penny Searles continues: “The safety benefits are just the tip of the iceberg – the money saving features put motorists in control. We have deliberately priced the service to be as accessible as possible to motorists, costing less than a monthly music streaming service. As an example, the theft tracking alone if purchased separately could be from £300 per year.

SmartDriverClub comprises the following services in one package:

My Mechanic – This will alert a motorist if a car problem crops up, suggest what they can do about it and find a local dealer they can talk to. This includes TAX and MOT reminders

Crash Assistance – If the customer is in a collision and Smartdriverclub can’t reach the customer on their mobile phone, they will contact the emergency services and direct them to the location.

Stolen Car – An in-car tracker activated by the customer means that if it’s stolen, the Police should know exactly where to look.

Breakdown Help – Smartdriverclub will inform roadside assistance so they know where the customer is and have useful information about their car.

My Driving – Motorists can save money on fuel costs by seeing how efficiently their car performs on each journey with a smart driving history that helps them manage fuel use.

Business Miles – Business drivers can accurately record their business vs personal miles and download the information directly into their expense forms, confident that it is validated information for mileage claims

My Deals – Customers can save money on everything from servicing to new tyres. Just tap through the app for the latest deal from their dealership.

Value My Car – Smartdriverclub provides a valuation of the customer’s car that’s actually based on their car so that they can use this instant price for better deals and finance.

Where Did I Park? – A handy little map is provided to those that have forgotten where they parked

Club Insurance –  Preferential rates for good drivers based on their driving behavior, to ensure customers are not paying for the poor behavior of others.

Customers sign up by calling 0333 772 0489.

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