Volvo Cars develops smartphone-based remote car wash service

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 23 Dec 2019

Volvo Car UK has come up with a new mobile car wash and valeting service that could be accessed via a designated app called Volvo Car Mobile Wash. The service is presented in conjunction with GoWashMyCar, a UK-based car wash specialist.

The package includes a free car health check, covering tyre pressures and tread depth, screenwash top-up, coolant level check and visual report of the bodywork. Customers can choose where and when their car wash takes place to suit their schedule, and they don't even have to be present while the job is being done. Using the 'Volvo On Call' digital services platform, they can unlock their car remotely when informed that the operator has arrived, and then lock it when they have completed the work. The booking process involves choosing and setting the location, fixing the date and time slot via the app calendar, selecting the level of wash required which includes body wax or eco-friendly water-minimum cleaning process. Volvo Car UK has confirmed that the prices would start from 22-pound sterling (Rs 2,038) for a simple exterior wash.

The service is initially available to customers with access to Volvo On Call, within the M25 area. There are plans to extend its reach to other parts of the UK at a later date.

Volvo V60

Mike Johnstone, Volvo Car UK's marketing strategy director, said: "Working with the expert team at GoWashMyCar, we have designed this new service to be hassle-free for our customers and to provide them with the kind of premium-quality valeting their car deserves. It is another example of how we can use the technology and peace-of-mind security of Volvo On Call to make life easier."