AKRON, Ohio — Goodyear is teaming up with Turo Inc., a peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace, to provide on-demand and on-location professional vehicle services via its "AndGo" fleet servicing platform.
The service is available for now in Southern California, with more markets coming soon, Goodyear said, without stating how many locations are open now.
AndGo provides on-site inspections, vehicle inspections and professional cleaning for connected vehicle platforms.
"We are happy to extend our services to Turo hosts to support them in driving their businesses forward," Fred Thomas, vice president and general manager of Goodyear Retail, said.
Throughout June, AndGo will offer free cleaning and sanitization services to Turo hosts in the service area by using code TUROCLEAN (subjected to limited schedule availability).
Turo hosts can earn money to offset the costs of their vehicles, and guests can choose from a selection of nearby cars at a lower cost than traditional car rental agencies, the company said.
"As more people begin to hit the road, Turo is committed to keeping our community safe," Turo CEO Andre Haddad said. "We are thrilled to partner with Goodyear to offer Turo hosts cleaning services at a special price so they can continue to maintain a high standard of cleanliness for their guests."
Turo is considered the world's largest peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace, with access to over 450,000 vehicles in 850 unique makes and models. Vehicle owners can set their own ground rules and/or their own daily price; alternatively Turo can set prices to help owners maximize their earnings.
Goodyear launched the AndGo "seamless" vehicle-servicing platform in January, saying it was designed to help consumer fleets monitor their service needs and improve their scheduling.
AndGo uses predictive software to help fleets focus on their end-customers, whether it is today's drivers or passengers in the emerging autonomous vehicle sector. Goodyear said it expected the platform would tap into its network of 5,000 company-owned and authorized independent Tire Service Network providers.
The Turo/AndGo partnership is offering two levels of service: a basic "Essential" and more complete "Premum" service.
Under the Essential offer, the business charges a sliding scale, depending on the number of vehicles: $19 for a single vehicle; $17 per vehicle for two to five; $14 per vehicle for six to 10; and $12 per vehicle for fleets of 11 or more.
The per-vehicle premium offer is: $22 for one; $20 for two to five; $19 for six to 10; and $18 for fleets of 11 of more.
The business also charges a $10 delivery fee per location.