The AA is to cut 1,300 jobs across the UK, representing 10 per cent of its workforce.
The motoring organisation is shutting its loss-making tyre fitting operation and chain of vehicle servicing centres.
The redundancies follow the AA’s acquisition by venture capital firms CVC Partners and Permira from Centrica for £1.75bn in July.
Nationwide Autocentres will take more than 50 of the servicing centre sites, and will employ 400 of the AA staff.
Tim Parker, the AA’s chief executive, said: “The AA centres have not been profitable and we believe that the arrangement we are proposing is the best long-term solution for our members and customers.”
“We regret the impact that these intended closures will have on our people, and will make every effort to redeploy as many people as possible elsewhere within the AA and at Nationwide.”