Monday, Mar. 01, 2021, 07:01 AM
RideKleen, a mobile vehicle care provider that’s part of the Cox Automotive Mobility Group, is expanding its partnership with Uber.
The two companies had piloted a vehicle sanitation and maintenance program for five months in Atlanta and Phoenix, and will now bring it to 12 new markets in the coming months, Cox Automotive said Monday.
While timing is subject to change, the plan is to roll the RideKleen-Uber program to these markets in March:
- Orlando, Fla.
- Washington D.C.
- Los Angeles
- Portland, Ore.
April rollouts are slated for San Francisco, Chicago, Miami and New Jersey.
The program allows Uber drivers access to pre-purchase PureProtect vehicle sanitization — which utilizes cleaner from Caring Brands designed to be eco-conscious while sanitizing, disinfecting and protecting the car — along with the traditional RideKleen services of vehicle washing and vacuuming.
Uber drivers can schedule basic maintenance services (oil changes, tire repair, battery replacement, etc.) through the program to be conducted at remote depots in their specific market. Those include dealerships, auto repair service centers, Uber GreenLight Hubs, areas surround airports and more.
“The progression of this collaboration is a testament to Uber’s commitment to the safety of its drivers,” RideKleen president Pratik Patel said in a news release. “Working together with Uber, we’re making it easy for drivers to prioritize vehicle safety. We’re eager for the continued growth of this program.”
Added Shauna Theel, a senior manager of driver operations at Uber: “Safety is a top priority for us. By extending this partnership with RideKleen to new markets, we hope to help drivers and their riders feel safe and confident.”