|By PR Newswire||
|March 28, 2014 07:37 AM EDT||
LEYLAND, England, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Street Repairs has today has teamed up with Halfords Autocentres to offer a FREE steering, tyre, and suspension check. After analysing data http://www.StreetRepairs.co.uk realised that 86% of reported problems that originated from their online fault reporting system related to potholes and pothole damage to vehicles. This new initiative is yet another way of assisting UK road users when their vehicles are damaged by the dreaded pothole or other road defects.
Street Repairs is an online tool that empowers road users to bring maintenance and repair issues to the attention of their local councils or the highways agency, quickly and easily, via their smartphone. The Street Repairs system is available nationwide, empowering road users to improve the quality of their streets and roads.
Road users across Britain deserve to travel in safety and with the help of Street Repairs, road users can now have peace of mind if they hit a pothole and have concerns whether their vehicle has been damaged. Tyres, suspension and steering can be susceptible after hitting a pothole but are also crucial components of any vehicle. With over 290 Halfords Autocentres nationwide motorists can now have peace of mind after hitting a pothole and have their vehicle checked at any Autocentre free of charge.
Mr Colin Mahoney, MD of the system, has teamed up with Halfords Autocentres to bring the users of Street Repairs peace of mind if they think there vehicle has been damaged.
Speaking about the collaboration, Mr Mahoney said: "Working with one of the UKs most recognised motoring brands to ensure the safety of road users is yet another exciting step towards raising the national profile of Street Repairs, and encouraging more people to get involved with the issue of road maintenance". http://www.halfordsautocentres.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ThirdPartyDisplay?storeId=11602&langId=-1&customerSegmentName=Street-Repairs
The cloud based system is free for the end user, and can be accessed from smartphones, tablets and computers. To report a problem in under 2 minutes, users simply capture a photograph of the issue, and submit it via Street Repairs with information about the location, and nature of the fault. The details are then passed on to the relevant authority or the highways agency in real time. Users can choose to make the report anonymously, or submit their telephone number and receive updates via text.
Thanks to Street Repairs, motorists no longer need to track down the appropriate department or telephone number before reporting a problem, they simply submit the information online and Street Repairs takes care of the rest.
With more road fault reports being submitted and greater visibility of the progress of repairs, road users, councils and the highways agency can work together to keep roads safe and free from potholes and other road defects.
Street Repairs (http://www.streetrepairs.co.uk) has shown a huge increase in social activity over the past month attracting nearly 130,000 hits in March alone. The site is accumulating more detailed reports from road users than ever before. It is hoped that exposure to Halfords Autocentre customers will generate further substantial increase in faults reported, as more and more members of the public become actively involved in monitoring the condition of the roads they use.
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