For over five years the size of fleets has been increasing. At the same time fleet managers worry that their vehicles need to be properly maintained to remain competitive. Fleet managers also worry that their company’s fleet vehicle maintenance budget might not be deep enough to meet the next year’s business needs and the needs of their customers. All of this comes from a report put together by Government Fleet.
The Facts about Fleet Vehicle Maintenance
About two out of five fleet managers said that their biggest concern was an aging fleet and shoring up enough money for fleet vehicle maintenance or scraping together enough money to replace fleet vehicles that were no longer making the grade.
All Around Auto Repair can put each of your fleet’s vehicles through a rigorous 13-point inspection that looks at things like brake, belt, and tire wear.
Fleet vehicle maintenance at All Around Auto Repair starts with a full battery of diagnostic tests followed by a check of your transmission and steering. Checking for and fixing problems can lead to less downtime, fewer accidents, and more efficiency when it comes to fleet management.
The motto with the trained mechanics at All Around Auto Repair is “test, don’t guess.” Testing your engine, fluid, and transmission can actually help when it comes to energy efficiency and saving on fuel costs.
That’s obviously important for your bottom line. That Government Fleet report mentioned above found that 30% of fleet managers said green initiatives and getting better fuel economy were super important.
Simple Preventive Maintenance can Help You Go Green…and Save Green!
Something as simple as making sure your oil is changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles can vastly improve the fuel efficiency of your fleet’s vehicles. That’s what fleet vehicle maintenance is all about.
The tests and fleet vehicle maintenance at All Around Auto Repair are designed to give you more miles on the road both by increasing your fleet’s fuel economy and the overall longevity of your fleet’s vehicles.
By making sure that your fleet’s vehicles have optimal tire pressure, checking the engine filter, changing spark plugs, and getting an oil change you can put your fleet’s drivers in a position to really succeed. And when your fleet’s drivers succeed so does your business.
A lot of times fleet managers hear from their drivers than the fuel needle is dropping far faster than it used to. Sometimes your fleet’s drivers even put on their scientist’s hat and compare odometer readings to guesstimate fuel economy.
The truth is that the only way to really test these things is for a trained, experienced mechanic to check under the hood and, where required, tune up or swap out parts for more efficient hardware.
Remove the Doubt with Diagnostic Tests
Poor fuel economy could really be chalked up to a number of issues (a gunked up fuel filter, bad fuel injectors, bad motor oil, emissions issues, etc.) but the only way to know for sure is for a trained mechanic to complete a thorough, multi-point inspection of all of your fleet’s vehicles.
Ensuring that your drivers are picking the right fuel grade and filling up their tires is a great start. There’s more that you can do, though, to get the most out of your fleet’s performance.
The fleet management experts say that improving fuel economy, reducing lifecycle costs and the need to replace older vehicles, and improving the resale value of current vehicles is the best way for fleet managers to save.
To do all that you need regular diagnostic tests and preventive maintenance. Schedule both with All Around Auto Repair today.