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mycar will service AusMV’s remanufactured US vehicles

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mycar, formerly Kmart Tyre & Auto, will provide servicing and warranty support for AusMV, the Queensland-based company that remanufactures Dodge, Ford and Ram vehicles locally.

That’ll allow owners to service their vehicles at any of mycar’s 270 locations nationwide.

AusMV has also announced a longer, five-year, 160,000km warranty, up from its old three-year, 100,000km one, in addition to a new five-year roadside service program.

“We researched many potential partners for our customer’s service and warranty needs, but none offered the expertise and expansive broad locations like mycar,” said AusMV managing director Eddie Kocwa.

AusMV currently counts among its products locally remanufactured versions of the DT-series Ram 1500, as well as the heavier-duty 2500 and 3500 and the high-performance 1500 TRX.

It has also remanufactured vehicles like the Dodge Challenger and Charger, and says it’ll soon introduce the Ford F-150 to its lineup.

That puts it in competition with the Stellantis-backed and Ateco-distributed vehicles from Ram Trucks Australia, which remanufactures the Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 locally and has indicated it’ll do the same with the 1500 TRX.

Ram Trucks Australia doesn’t currently offer, however, the 3.0-litre EcoDiesel turbo-diesel V6 in its DT-series 1500 like AusMV does.

While AusMV is best-known for its local remanufacturing of gas-guzzling, V8-powered American muscle cars and pickup trucks, it recently signed an agreement with American startup Atlis to complete right-hand drive production of its upcoming XT electric pickup.

These locally remanufactured models will be sold throughout Oceania and southeast Asia.

AusMV will purchase over 19,000 XT pickups through 2025. The company says additionally it will support in service and charging infrastructure.

Atlis says it’ll begin production of the XT in 2022, using a new electric vehicle platform with proprietary battery cells and packs.

AusMV sits under the Boss Capital Holdings umbrella, alongside SCD Remanufactured Vehicles.

This company has also converted US-built pickup trucks locally, including the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra.

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