AutoBuzz: Total and AutoFast Launch Partnership
Customers will now access premium car maintenance services at TOTAL service stations thanks a partnership with AutoFast, a Pan-African quick service franchise network developed by Toyota Tsusho Corporation/CFAO Group.
Car maintenance in Kenya, and Africa in general, has been perceived as an expensive task with a high percentage of customers experiencing poor services. As a response, CFAO and TOTAL have partnered with the intention to provide premium automotive parts, batteries and tyres; premium lubricants through the TOTAL’s Quartz range; modern equipment that ensures comprehensive and accurate car diagnosis; and highly-trained technicians with strong expertise.
“This partnership is a demonstration of TOTAL’s desire to continuously offer motorists value for money while guaranteeing quality. The partnership allows TOTAL to offer motorists quality parts from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) resulting in significant savings in time, cost and increased car lifespan,” said Olagoke Aluko, TOTAL Kenya’s Managing Director.
The brands for parts that will be available at the service stations include Denso, Aisin, Valeo and Philips. The battery brands include Yuasa and Fulmen, and tyre brands include Michelin, BFGoodrich and Tigar.
These car care services will be available at the Madaraka, Ngong Road, Karen and Muthaiga TOTAL service stations. The partnership is in effect in five African countries: Cote D’ Ivoire, Cameroon, Senegal, Nigeria and now Kenya. There’s also a plan to launch AutoFast in other countries within Sub-Saharan Africa.