Prevost Car Co. has enhanced two of its mobile apps, according to a press release.
The Prevost Locator App, which allows consumers to locate a Prevost service provider anywhere in North America, has added some new functionality.
The “service level for each of the 160-plus providers is now displayed, letting users know what coach services are offered by each service provider. Additionally, each service provider pin on the map is color coordinated and icon coordinated by category, so users can easily identify providers on the map by type.
In addition, the Prevost Tools App has been updated with some new resources. The Prevost Tools App puts access to many Prevost Service tools all in one application as the following new buttons have been added to the app:
• “My Bulletins” gives users access to a list of service bulletins according to their specific vehicles.
• “Contacts” gives users a list of service team contacts and an auto dial function for those reading the document on a phone.
• “Marketing Tools” gives users a link to the Prevost marketing tools site, which provides print ads, photos and presentations to help operators with their marketing.
• “Conversion Portal” gives Prevost authorized converters a link to conversion coach resources.
Prevost Tools App users can also link to wiring diagrams, pneumatic diagrams, technical manuals, driver’s guides and service bulletins for any Prevost or Volvo motorcoach. The app also provides links to Prevost online warranty services, Prevost Liaison telematics system, and online parts ordering.
St. Claire, Quebec-based Prevost Car Co. has launched a new “E-Media” website, which allows Prevost customers to order service and training materials online.
From the site, visitors can order maintenance manuals, operator manuals, driver guides, service instructions, training materials and EPA-mandated emissions information, according to a press release.
The site includes online ordering of all materials using an easy to use e-commerce system and provides order status updates.
Visitors also have a link to the Premium Tech Tool site. Premium Tech Tool (PTT) is an application platform for the aftermarket tools, developed to make workshops more efficient with applications such as guided diagnostics and VCADS.
To visit the “E-Media” website click here.
Prevost Car Co. has introduced a driver’s side Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) filler for Prevost H3-45 VIP motorhome shells.
According to a press release, the new DEF filler has been thoroughly tested to ensure it is fully operational with North American filling stations and complies with Prevost quality standards.
Prevost will begin production of the new DEF filler on April 30. A retrofit kit will be available for all H3-45 VIP Prevost motorhomes with EPA10 and later engines.
The retrofit kits will be available through Prevost converter partners and Prevost service centers after May 1.
Prevost Car Co. and NASCAR announced a new multi-year partnership that designates the Sainte-Claire, Quebec-based conversion coach builder as the official luxury motorcoach of NASCAR. According to a press release, the alignment reinforces Prevost’s nearly 30-year association with the No. 1 spectator sport in the United States and “increases its visibility with an influential and vibrant cross-section of American business.”
“This partnership between Prevost and NASCAR is a natural fit for two thriving brands that share an unrelenting commitment to innovation,” said Gaetan Bolduc, Prevost president and CEO. “Prevost motorcoaches are fixtures at NASCAR events, populating driver and team owner parking lots. And Prevost hospitality, executive and technical support coaches serve as mobile work stations for manufacturers, teams and sponsors.”
Prevost reported that Sprint, Toyota Racing Development, Ford Racing, Richard Childress Racing and Hendrick Motorsports are a few of the organizations that operate from trackside corporate coaches throughout the season.
“Prevost’s state-of-the-art motorcoaches provide a home-away-from-home for our drivers, team owners, partners, and fans throughout the course of our demanding season,” said NASCAR Chief Sales Officer Jim O’Connell. “Our three national series provide a grand stage for Prevost to showcase its luxury motorcoaches to a substantial number of brands and consumers at the track who may consider purchasing or leasing a product or vehicle.”
Prevost’s involvement with NASCAR began in the 1980s as Featherlite Coaches and Marathon Coach led the way in providing trackside offices and living quarters for competitors, sponsors, suppliers and families who made the racetrack their home throughout the race season.
Prevost Car Co. has opened a new service center in Houston, Texas, according to a press release.
The facility is a new construction building providing 5,400 square feet, including a service area with two drive-through bays. Carl Boulet is the branch manager and Theodore Bruning is the service manager.
Staffed by certified technicians, the center is also equipped with a controlled access fence and monitored by a security patrol and a video surveillance camera.
The Houston facility expands the extensive Prevost service network, which includes centers in South Plainfield, N.J.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Dallas, Texas; Mira Loma, Calif.; Delta, British Columbia; Fort McMurray, Alberta; and Quebec City, Quebec.