AA Ireland team up with Kia to provide breakdown assistance

AA Ireland has today announced a partnership with Kia Ireland to provide breakdown assistance to those who purchase the new Kia Niro Hybrid.

The partnership, which will see those purchasing the Kia Niro Hybrid receive three years breakdown assistance, is the latest move by AA Ireland to expand its presence in the hybrid/electric car breakdowns sector.

Encouraged by international trends highlighting growing interest in hybrid and electric vehicles, the AA has also invested significantly in ensuring that its breakdown technicians have received training in the latest car technologies.

“AA handles thousands of car breakdowns every month in all weathers. We are starting to see electric cars turning up in our calls for assistance. Simple things can go wrong for any driver whether the car is electric or not.

Keys lost or locked inside, punctures and other problems. Electric cars have some specific challenges but AA patrols are trained and carry special equipment and are always available to help,” David Murphy, Business Services Manager at AA Ireland stated.

“We’re delighted to announce this new partnership with Kia and help play a role in guaranteeing a stress free experience for Niro owners, even if the worst happens and a breakdown occurs,” he added.

While more and more electric and hybrid cars are expected to appear on Irish roads in the coming years, AA Rescue added that hybrid and electric vehicles develop very similar breakdown issues to conventional vehicles, such as punctures, in addition to unique issues such as loss of charge.


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