Supermarket fuel card provider fuelGenie has teamed up with motoring organisation RAC Business to offer discounted breakdown cover to SMEs.

The new partnership will enable small and medium-sized businesses to either receive 15% off the price of RAC Business breakdown cover or 10% off RAC Business breakdown cover and onward travel.

According to fuelGenie, this partnership is the first of a number of incentives set to be launched within the next few months in order to help businesses save money and reduce downtime.

fuelGenie said the tie-up would give small businesses the peace of mind that they will be covered should a breakdown occur.

The fuel card provider claims it offers “some of the UK’s lowest-priced fuel” at more than 1,350 supermarket forecourts, including Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s.

“As a brand, fuelGenie continues to look at ways in which it can champion small businesses and help them to save money,” said Robert Pieczka, managing director of fuelGenie. “The partnership with the RAC will not only allow us to help businesses to save on their breakdown cover but also potentially help to reduce any costly downtime should the unexpected happen.

“The RAC fixes four out of five vehicles at the roadside in just 30 minutes, which means customers can keep their businesses running smoothly.”

RAC Business spokesman Phil Barwell commented: “At the RAC, we have long campaigned for a better deal for businesses and motorists when it comes to the price of fuel and understand it’s a key cash-flow concern for many small and medium-sized businesses.

He added: “That’s why it makes complete sense for us to team up with fuelGenie in this way to ensure businesses not only get a great deal on fuel, but also benefit from an exclusive discount rate for RAC Business Breakdown cover, to help keep them on the move.”