Wright Express Corp. said Meineke Discount Muffler Shops Inc. has agreed to accept its fleet cards.

Wright Express cardholders will be able to buy products and maintenance services at many of Meineke's 900 locations. The agreement covers company- owned and-operated stores; franchise owners may choose to participate.

At the outset, the program is available only to the U.S. General Services Administration and its 340,000-vehicle fleet. Wright Express said the offer would soon be available to other fleet customers.

The deal with Wright Express gives Meineke of Charlotte, N.C., access to "a new customer base and new revenue source," said Gene Zhiss, vice president of marketing at the discount muffler chain.

Craig Day, director of merchant acquisition at Wright Express, a unit of Cendant Corp., said he expected "a very positive response from our fleet customers."

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