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Hendy teams up with Smartdriverclub to offer connectivity upgrade

Rebecca Kerr - 30th August 2017

By Lucy Wright

Hendy teams up with Smartdriverclub to offer connectivity upgrade

Hendy, one of the most firmly established and successful dealer groups in the UK, with branches across the South Coast is embracing connected technology to transform the services it offers to used car buyers.  In an exciting collaboration with Smartdriverclub, the UK’s first connected car service, Hendy is now delivering in-car connectivity to customers under the brand Hendy Connect.

Hendy customers are now offered the opportunity to upgrade their used car with connectivity as part of the sales process, in a partnership Smartdriverclub. Through connectivity, Hendy customers will benefit from a range of peace of mind and money saving services, such as crash alerts to send help to them if they have an accident, theft recovery, fuel tracking, plus MOT and Tax Reminders.  The new service will also alert the customer and Hendy to emerging mechanical problems in the car, as well as annual servicing needs. All services are enabled by a small device which Hendy will fit in the vehicle for the customer post-sale.  The customer will then be able to see all of their driving information on their Hendy Connect smartphone app.

Mark Busby, Commercial Director at Hendy said: “Connectivity is becoming standard in most new cars but we wanted to offer all those benefits to our used car buyers so that they have the peace of mind of being protected and connected post sale.   Smartdriverclub has really tapped into a gap in the market for connected car services and we are delighted to be working with the business to extend all the benefits of connectivity to our customers.”

Penny Searles, CEO of Smartdriverclub adds: “Hendy is really innovating and changing the buying and post-sale care experience for used car buyers.  To offer connectivity from the car as an upgrade will provide a real competitive advantage.   It is all the more gratifying that we are working with Hendy to support motorists in our home turf, across the South Coast.”

For more information about the app, visit www.hendy.co.uk.

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Notes to Editors

Smartdriverclub is a completely unique membership service for motorists with vehicles manufactured since 2004.  The business was created by Penny Searles, harnessing her 8 years’ experience in the motor insurance sector. Smartdriverclub is using technology from global providers of wireless products, services and end-to-end solutions some with 30 years’ experience in the field.

Smart Driver Club Limited is Registered in England and Wales with company number 09706245. Registered office address: Timsons Business Centre, Bath Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England NN16 8NQ

For further press information please contact:

Alison Reeson, Parm Heer, Lucy Wright or Cecile Stearn at HSL: 0208 977 9132 or smartdriverclub@harrisonsadler.com

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