Vauxhall have taken a step into the realm of smartphone integration with the release of a new service that will give you the chance to see any mechanical faults or servicing repairs before buying. The service known as VX360 is only the second of its kind to be revealed and could pave the way for other manufacturers.
Those familiar with AudiCam will appreciate Vauxhall giving their millions of customers the chance to approve any repairs during servicing. This has often been a contentious topic with many customers at loggerheads with technicians over the cost and amount of repairs needed.
The system will work via mechanics sending a short video or photo of the recommended repairs and sending it to the cars driver by email. You can then approve or decline their recommendations at the touch of a button making it easier than ever to get your car serviced properly and promptly.
Audi introduced their own system back in 2012 with it having enjoyed significant popularity from many of the German brands customers. It is perhaps surprising that it has taken another manufacturer such time to jump onto the bandwagon. Of course, the system will not be mandatory and if you have the underused commodity of trust then you may be happy in giving your technician free reign. However, if you would prefer the peace of mind and as Vauxhall call it ‘complete transparency and confidence’ then you will have the chance from TODAY to get this system. Just simply book it in online or request on the day.
Vauxhall and the motoring world will wait and see if this latest integration with the increasing use of smartphones has any significant affect. With many manufacturers developing their own apps and in-car systems to link with your phone the possibilities do seem endless and we can’t wait to see the next development.