Comma is a charter sponsor of ‘autotech 2016’, and dedicated to the professional development of all auto technicians.
The name Comma is amongst the most familiar and highly regarded in the aftermarket. To several generations of UK independent service technicians and garages, Comma has been a trusted leading supplier of engine, gear and transmission lubricants since the company was formed over half a century ago in 1965. Today, the Comma brand portfolio also embraces a complete range of OE-approved BASF Glysantin® premium antifreeze/coolants under the Comma Xstream® label, and a comprehensive line-up of Comma brake and hydraulic fluids. Indeed, with the exception of fuels, Comma provides vehicle and manufacturer-specific lubricants and fluids for every passenger car and LCV application, and covers them all with a written 100% Compatibility & Quality Guarantee.
The development and technology of Comma’s products is focused exclusively around the requirements and interests of independent technicians, and the company partners with leading independent national factor and distributor networks to ensure they are instantly available whenever and wherever they are needed. Equally important are the Comma marketing services, product training and application tools which Comma has developed and are being constantly evolved to support technicians and optimise workshop productivity and profitability.
Professional Partner Programme
These facilities all come together in the Comma Professional Partner Programme (PPP). Originally introduced in 2002 as a quarterly magazine-based initiative, it has recently migrated to a password-protected website portal, reserved exclusively for independent workshops and working technicians. Joining is entirely free, and entails a simple online registration at www.CommaOil.com/ppp. Do it today, and immediately enjoy all the benefits of membership.
With the emphasis on how independent workshops can harness Comma’s leading technology and information to compete successfully against franchised dealerships, the PP Programme delivers added value initiatives and profit opportunities enabling technicians to provide a superior customer service experience. There is instant access to Comma’s leading VRN applications data with enhanced technical messages on specific recommendations via the portal, and a wealth of regular ‘Tech Talk’ bulletins, features and interactive training tools that have been developed specifically to advance technical knowledge and business skills. A revenue calculator shows how to enhance every vehicle service opportunity, and there’s a valuable PPP Points Reward scheme through which a range of free Comma branded workwear, service disposables such as seat covers and floor mats, plus a range of informative wall posters, customer service wallets and stationery can be earned. A high value prize goes to the winner of the monthly, members-only competition.
Exclusive is as exclusive does, and the latest privilege reserved exclusively to PPP workshop and technician members is ‘StickerSmart’, a Points Reward promotion based on collecting the information stickers attached to all 5L and 20L Comma Performance Motor Oil (PMO) packs throughout the three month period ending May 31st. Reward points accumulated during that time can then be redeemed against a wide selection of premium gift products such as a portable DAB radio, microwave oven, coffee machine or iPad Mini4, all the way up to a 42” HD TV.
Registration is simple
To order your first ‘StickerSmart’ wall chart, just log on using your Comma Professional Partner username and password at www.CommaOil.com/ppp and start earning rewards straight away with every 5L and 20L Performance Motor Oil pack. There is a single sticker on 5L packs, four stickers on 20L packs, and each ‘StickerSmart’ wall chart has 100 sticker spaces. When all the spaces on the chart are filled, return it to Comma using the pre-paid address label provided and order a new ‘StickerSmart’ chart at www.CommaOil.com/ppp. Rewards points are recorded and updated within 14 days of Comma receiving completed ‘Sticker Smart’ wall charts, and the points can then either be rolled over or redeemed at any time for ‘StickerSmart’ gifts by visiting the ‘Redeem my Points’ section at www.CommaOil.com/ppp.
Until the cut-off date on May 31st, there is no limit to the number of ‘StickerSmart’ points PPP members can accumulate and ‘Sticker Smart’ gifts they can claim. Use Comma Performance Motor Oil for all your oil change services during that time and, who knows, you could easily be enjoying Euro 2016 and the Olympic Games on that 42” HD television!