FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, and Automatic Labs, Inc., a SiriusXM company that brings the power of connectivity to almost any car on the road, announced today that customers who purchase a pre-owned vehicle from one of five AutoNation USA stores will be able to receive an Automatic plug-in adapter and introductory subscription at no additional cost.
With Automatic's app and easy-to-install adapter, most vehicles, model year 1996 or later, can become connected. This means that drivers get easy access to a suite of important safety and convenience features from Automatic as well as service alerts and recall notifications from AutoNation.
AutoNation is the largest dealer group to begin offering Automatic, a service bundle that its AutoNation USA stores will provide to consumers with their pre-owned vehicle purchases to enhance their ownership experience. The five participating AutoNation USA stores are located in Houston, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Corpus Christi, Texas; Katy, Texas; and Henderson, Nevada.
The Automatic Dealer Program will enable AutoNation USA stores to offer consenting customers purchasing a pre-owned vehicle a free trial subscription that includes three years of Automatic's Crash Alert and Connected Maintenance services, as well as six free months of premium services, such as roadside assistance.
AutoNation customers with Automatic will enjoy a suite of services, including:
Crash Alert: Detects when a serious collision occurs and enables responders to contact the driver, send emergency services, and contact a driver's emergency contacts.
Roadside assistance: Sends towing and roadside services to a driver's location when help is needed.
Real-time vehicle location monitoring and sharing: Shows where car is parked in a crowded lot, and can keep a driver connected with family while out on the road.
Vehicle health and performance monitoring: Gain insights on vehicle performance and identify issues when check engine light is on.
Recall notifications and service reminders: Receive recall notifications and service reminders; book service appointments with AutoNation with a few simple clicks.
Integration with smart home devices: Open garage door, adjust thermostat, and turn on house lights on your way to or from home.
"Customers come to AutoNation USA because we offer more than other dealers, including a low price guarantee and two years of routine maintenance included with every purchase. We are excited to add the benefit of Automatic connectivity for customers purchasing preowned vehicles at our five flagship AutoNation USA stores," said Marc Cannon, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at AutoNation. "Car buyers are becoming increasingly aware of the convenience and safety features that a connected vehicle offers and the Automatic adapter allows us to deliver that connectivity to our customers in vehicles on AutoNation USA store lots."
"We are excited for AutoNation to participate in the Automatic Dealer Program and we are excited for them to offer the added benefit of Automatic's connected vehicle adapter and subscription to its customers at the AutoNation USA stores," said Joe Verbrugge, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Emerging Business for SiriusXM. "AutoNation customers will enjoy an enhanced vehicle ownership experience with Automatic's safety and convenience services, and the program gives AutoNation USA stores the ability to stay connected to their customers and improve retention after the purchase. AutoNation's industry leadership in sales, innovation and customer service makes this an especially positive and important validation of the value we are able to deliver."
The launch of the Automatic Dealer Program is subject to the execution of definitive agreements with AutoNation and its participating stores governing the program and other customary conditions.
About AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. As of December 31, 2018, AutoNation owned and operated over 325 locations from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold 12 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation's success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. Through its DRV PNK initiative, AutoNation is committed to drive out cancer, create awareness and support critical research. AutoNation continues to be a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other cancer-related charities.
Automatic Labs Inc., a SiriusXM company, turns almost any car into a connected car. By pairing Automatic's app and in-car adapter, drivers are able to enhance their driving experience with a host of connected services. Automatic helps customers drive safer and smarter with applications that diagnose engine trouble, detect accidents, send emergency responses when needed, and save money. Developers can use the Automatic platform to build services and applications that use driving data with interoperable access to cars on the road. Automatic is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.automatic.com and www.linkedin.com/company/automatic-labs.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest radio company measured by revenue and has approximately 34 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™. SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation™ and SiriusXM Marine™. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.7 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.
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