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Save money with proactive maintenance

By Holly Dempster June 27, 2019

Maintenance is a common concern among fleet managers, with good reason. Poorly maintained vehicles are not only unsafe but can also lead to hefty repair bills and increased fuel consumption.

Taking a proactive approach to fleet maintenance not only helps to keep your fleet of vehicles in optimal condition, but it can save you time and money too. Here’s how:

Reduced downtime

Common issues such as defective tyres, lights and brakes are the primary cause of 2% of all accidents on UK roads. Such accidents not only lead to significant repair bills but also vehicle downtime – something that is estimated to cost one in three small businesses around £500 per day on average.

Proactive maintenance, including regular service reminders and vehicle checks, can help to ensure that your vehicles are always roadworthy and in peak condition – serving to reduce the risk of accidents and the associated costs.

Fuel consumption

Keeping your vehicles in optimal condition not only helps to minimise the risk of breakdown, it can also result in lower fuel consumption.

Routine servicing such as engine tuning, filter changes and adjusting tyre pressure can result in increased fuel efficiency of up to 4% while significant repairs can improve MPG by as much as 40%.

Wear and tear

Excessive wear and tear on your vehicles can increase the likelihood of breakdown as well as increasing fuel consumption. There are many common practices that can increase wear and tear across your fleet. Idling, speeding, harsh braking, for example, are all known to place unnecessary stress on vehicle parts which can reduce their lifecycle.

By monitoring and coaching out these behaviours, with the help of a GPS fleet management solution, you reduce wear and tear on your fleet of vehicles and help keep them in top condition for longer.

Find out more

If you’d like to find out more ways proactive maintenance can help you save time and money, schedule a quick demo today.

Holly Dempster

Holly is the Marketing Specialist for UK & Ireland, Verizon Connect. With 5 years' experience in the IT Sector and a Journalism degree, her passion lies in the power of content. Holly's focus areas to date include, Digital, Channel and Consultative Marketing.

Tags: Vehicle maintenance, Cost control

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