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The AA Auto Centre, South Africa’s first Automobile Association-backed workshop, has now opened to meet the needs of vehicle owners and fleet operators. Based in Commercial City, Strydom Park, Johannesburg, the AA Auto Centre is already raising the bar for workshop service, and there are ambitious plans in place to open more branches countrywide.
AA Auto Centre is owned by Noelan Vandayar, a former AA Executive. In this role, he developed a business case for an AA-backed workshop. This convinced him that the idea had immense potential, and his passion for exceptional customer service has led directly to the creation and ownership of the AA Auto Centre.
“AA Auto Centre is a natural extension of our mission to ensure South Africans are safe on the road, and safe when they are considering purchasing or selling their vehicle by providing them with the honest and correct technical condition of the vehicles. Launching AA Auto Centre is also important to us from an employment and transformation perspective. That one of our former executives owns this first outlet is significant because Noelan understands the ethos and values we subscribe to,” says AA CEO Willem Groenewald.
AA Auto Centre will offer a wide array of service options (both major and minor), including holiday checks, maintenance checks, diagnostic reports, brakes, shocks, oil change, air conditioner gas refilling and wheel alignments. The new workshop has the capacity to serve both fleet and private vehicles to the highest standards of workmanship.
Vandayar explained that “As a team, we have selected the best staff and the highest standards of equipment, so it’s only natural that we would also choose the best grade of lubricants. We’re grateful to Motul for their support and assistance in getting this workshop up and running.”
Motul is honoured to have been appointed as the exclusive oil and lubricant partner by the AA Auto Centre. Motul has provided their superior oil products in a tank-based system that supplies a direct line of oil to the workshop. This means that customers will only pay for the exact amount of oil used in servicing their vehicle. The full range from 100% synthetic, Technosynthese and mineral based products are available to cover all makes and models of vehicles.
In keeping with Motul’s long-standing commitment to supporting SMEs in the industry and to offer additional value-added services, the company has also installed and set up a MotulEvo ATF flush system. This has given AA Auto Centre the capacity to assist drivers of automatic vehicles with 100% transmission fluid replacements.
Another exciting service from Motul coming to the AA Auto Centre soon is the Motul Performance Service. A turnkey offering for Fuel system, Intake system and Diesel Particulate Filter cleaning
“At Motul, we feel that the opening of the first AA Auto Centre is not just the logical next step for the AA, but for the industry as a whole,” commented Mercia Jansen, Motul Area Manager for Southern and Eastern Africa. “Like Motul, the AA is a brand with real motoring heritage and one we are proud to partner with. The AA Auto Centre team embodies the same values we treasure within Motul namely - being passionate, having ingenuity, offering expertise, delivering premium products and services and being authentic. We would like to wish Noelan, Martin and their team every success in their new venture,” she added.
Vehicle owners can also benefit from Motul’s popular Know Your Oil campaign thanks to a regular new slot on 93.8 Mix FM. The twice-weekly features are a key part of Motul’s mission to increase awareness of the vital role that oil plays in every driving and riding experience and will help vehicle owners choose the right oil for their vehicles. Tune in every Tuesday and Thursday at 2.20pm to 93.8 Mix FM to the Know Your Oil feature powered by Motul.
To book a service at the AA Auto Centre, call 010 822 7450. For more information on the specifications of individual Motul products, visit https://www.motul.com/za/en or download the Motul App from the App Store or Google Play.