Gulf Oil, Pitstop partner for doorstep car service through an app

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 18 Feb 2020

L-R: Nagendra Pai, president - Automotive Lubricants and Allied Business along with Mihir Mohan, founder and CEO, Pitstop announcing the strategic partnership in Mumbai.

Lubricant brand Gulf Oil and Pitstop, a doorstep car service and repair providers have signed a strategic partnership to provide doorstep assistance for car service and repairs in Mumbai, Pune and Gurugram. After a successful pilot in Bangalore, the service is being extended in other cities. This alliance between Gulf Oil and Pitstop aims to launch 250 vans by end this year and is already rolling out 10 dedicated vans each in Mumbai, Pune and Gurugram.

The partners plan to deploy over 1500 service fleet over the next year across India to ensure the last mile service. With this service, the brand aims to cater to housing societies, hotels, hospitals, malls and industries at their doorstep with one tap on a mobile app called Pitstop. Through the app, customers can schedule service appointments, track service progress and pay seamlessly online through wallets, cards or net-banking. The alliance is aiming to unlock new business potential for mechanics in the country.

"Gulf Oil as a brand has always focused on customer delight and convenience. Our Passenger Car Motor Oils (PCMO) range is blended with superior quality base oils and additives. As a customer centric organisation, we believe in making our range accessible to our customer so that they can experience the technical superiority of our products.  Pitstop - with a wide network of 200+ garage partners and 1lakh+ happy customers - gives us direct access to our customers and enables us to offer them lubricant related services at their doorstep”, said Nagendra Pai, president — Channel Sales and Marketing, Gulf Oil.

Mihir Mohan, CEO and founder, Pitstop said, “Gulf Oil is the fastest growing lubricant company, consistently outperforming its peers. This partnership will enable Pitstop to reach wider range of customers. It is a significant milestone for Pitstop, which will accelerate our effort and fuel our ambition of becoming a national doorstep car service provider, while also securing a befitting lubricant partner.”