Uber has announced a strategic relationship with Germaine Auto Centre, a Nigerian based auto service and maintenance company. According to the agreement, for a stipulated sum, Uber driver-partners operating in Lagos can have their cars maintained and serviced at a world-class auto facility.
This relationship between both companies seeks to further reinforce Uber’s commitment to driver-partners, and create ways for drivers to maximize their net earnings and enjoy the benefits that come with using the Uber app.
Maria Rotilu, country manager for Uber Nigeria said: “Driver-partners across Nigeria are extremely important to us, and we are constantly looking for ways to help them access more value through our many partnerships and further amplify the advantages that come to them from being valuable partners. Germaine Auto Centre is a market leader, and for as little as N3,000, they will provide vehicle maintenance services to Uber driver-partners in Lagos. With the current transportation and weather challenges being experienced due to the rainy season, we are happy to enter into this relationship with Germaine who will provide driver-partners with an affordable, reliable option of car servicing and maintenance.”
“At Germaine Auto Centre, our key focus is customer affordability and service efficiency. Under this strategic relationship with Uber, we will provide driver-partners with immediate access to six Master Technicians, over 40 general technicians, affordable parts and vehicle solutions, and an added bonus of over 200 years working experience combined on all sorts of automobiles” said Gbenga Omolokun, managing director, Germaine Auto Centre. “Dedicated resources have also been put in place to manage this process to ensure driver-partner satisfaction as well as quick turnaround.”
The vehicle maintenance package, which Uber driver-partners in Nigeria have access to, has gone live after a rigorous two-month, successful pilot.
According to Toba, an Uber driver-partner: “I was extremely happy when I heard about this new arrangement between Uber and Germaine Auto Centre – vehicle maintenance was one of the issues driver-partners had raised during the focus groups, and I’m glad that Uber listened to us and created a useful partnership like this. I visited the Germaine Auto Centre in Lekki to have my vehicle serviced, and I’m glad to say that the whole experience was extremely professional and affordable.”
Uber’s mission is to help people get a ride at the push of a button – everywhere and for everyone and the network is now available in over 475 cities in over 75 countries spanning 6 continents.