A new type of vehicle service center that is certified to maintain and repair all types of cars in Qatar has opened on Salwa Road this week.
Autolab, which is part of the Jaidah Group, provides car owners across the country a one-stop maintenance shop.
It specializes in two main areas: maintenance and auto repair services.
The former includes regular tuneups, transmission checks, oil and lubricants replacement, AC repair and aftermarket parts retail.
And in terms of auto repair, the facility will offer services for brakes and tires, light systems services, batteries, steering and charging system services and suspension.
Last year, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce ordered car dealers to relax warranties so that vehicle owners could seek service and repairs at any garages – provided these garages follow the proper technical specifications.
In a nod to this, Autolab said it is authorized to service all car brands in Qatar without affecting any warranty terms. This will allow vehicle owners to have a certified service for their car outside of specific dealerships, the center added in a statement.
All those working at their facilities will bring high-tech skills, equipment and knowledge of various car brands to the service, Autolab said in a statement.
Speaking to Doha News, a spokesperson for the Jaidah Group said that it aims to ensure transparency in all services for the customer, as well as provide a “value-driven and friendly service.”
Following the opening of the Salwa Road facility on Sunday, Mohamed Jaidah, the executive director of Jaidah Group, said in a statement:
“Autolab’s objective is to increase the standard of car servicing in Qatar, driving a competitive market. Our customer-focused approach provides all car owner a comprehensive assessment and maintenance services in a one-stop shop, eliminating the hassle of visiting unauthorized garages.”
Autolab has also opened in Al Khor and is planning more facilities across Doha, with one opening near Landmark mall in September 2016.