Al Habtoor Motors initiates Duty of Care Road Safety with Fix & Go

11th June'13

Al Habtoor Motors, a leading name in UAE’s automotive sector, has undertaken a fresh initiative towards road safety with the launch of its new product Fix & Go in the UAE. Appointed as the first ever exclusive GCC distributor of Fix & Go worldwide, Al Habtoor Motors introduced the passenger and commercial line up of the revolutionary tubeless Tire Repair kits in a press conference held on 11th June 2013, at Automechanika Dubai in World Trade Center. This press conference was addressed by Mr. Neil Coolledge, GM of SpeedFit, Mr. Maurizio Marini, CEO of Fix & Go worldwide and Mr. Guido Petrelli, CFO of Fix & Go Worldwide.

Fix & Go brings a new safety concept for every man, woman and child across the world which will allow the repair of a flat tire without using a spare tire. Its products have been supplied to over 24 leading car brands as OEMs for over 15 years. Today this advanced tire puncture repair system can be found on Alfa Romeo, Fiat Punto, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Opel, Chrysler, Saturn, Ferrari, Maserati, Lancia, Piaggio, Ford, Iveco, Cadillac, Lincoln Dodge, Kia (Korea), Suzuki (Japan), Fisker Automotive, AM General and the prestigious Pagani-Zonda.

“Al Habtoor Motors & Speedfit have a duty of care owed to the general public to reduce roadside accidents where people have been seriously injured or indeed fatally killed whilst changing a spare wheel & tire. The main reason why we chose this product is because it reduces the risk of any such accident that might occur on the roadside whilst changing a wheel or tire.” said Mr. Neil Coolledge, GM of SpeedFit. He further added “Fix & Go is ideal for every man and/or woman, young or elderly, who may find changing a tire by the roadside or on the main highway very stressful in the extreme GCC weather. We are currently looking for sub distributors for Fix & Go in the GCC and welcome all investors to our stand no. 4AM534 (Hall no. 4) at Automechanika Dubai 2013 where we’ll be displaying the passenger and commercial line up of Fix & Go.”

Fix & Go comes with a 2 years warranty for the unit and 5 years shelf life for the liquid. One of the key highlights of the advanced range of Fix & Go is that it can repair any flat tire and help the drivers to get back on the road in as quick as 5 minutes as compared to 45 minutes for the conventional spare tire change. The kits are compact and lightweight (about 2 kg) and take up

the same amount of space in the car as a bottle of water. It’s easy to use and quickly makes temporary tire repairs by injecting a non-toxic sealant into the tire with a powerful compressor that can be plugged into the vehicle's onboard cigarette lighter holder.

About TEK Group The TEK Group is a world leader in the production of high quality tire repair kits. Internationally marketed under the Fix&Go brand name, the company's repair kits were the first to be used by major automobile manufacturers in place of the standard spare tire. TEK is the official supplier for 24 car manufacturers worldwide. TEK has spent 15 years focusing all of its efforts and resources on OEM supply to car manufacturers and in doing so has expanded the market of temporary tire repair as an alternative to spare tires. Since mid-2010, the company has been selling expressly designed Fix&Go brand products for the automotive aftermarket.

About Al Habtoor Motors

Al Habtoor Motors is the exclusive distributor of Mitsubishi, Bentley, Fuso, TEMSA, Bugatti and McLaren in the UAE, and a part of the UAE based diversified multi-billion dirham business conglomerate Al Habtoor Group. Al Habtoor Group has varied interests and substantial investments ranging from Engineering, Real Estate, Hotels, Leasing, Education, Publication and Automobiles. The relationship between Al Habtoor Motors and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) goes way back to 1983, and ever since Al Habtoor Motors has been the exclusive partner for MMC in the UAE.

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