There are several reasons why it's essential to keep up vehicle maintenance. You can reduce your downtime, avoid paying unnecessary costs and be compliant with the manufacturer’s and government’s regulations. In this blog, we take a closer look at why fleet maintenance is not only good for productivity and profitability but how it will benefit customer retention in the long term.
Reduce your downtime
From vehicles to trailers and even machinery, anything with mechanical components requires regular checks. Consistent maintenance will keep your vehicles and equipment functioning optimally and ensure a long lifespan. Businesses that want to avoid excessive downtime have to put fleet maintenance plans in place. The right fleet management partner will schedule your maintenance so that there's minimal impact on your business productivity and profit. The ultimate goal is to put you back on the road as soon as possible.
Avoid paying unnecessary costs
A thorough knowledge of their fleet equips Fleet Managers with the skills on how to perform maintenance that is as cost-effective as possible. This includes knowing when vehicles will need servicing and what this will entail, what parts and labour are required and whether vehicle downtime will affect their schedule.
Many fleet businesses make mistakes when it comes to maintenance. A typical example is buying cheap replacement parts that can come back to haunt them when standards or vehicle warranties are compromised. Similarly, companies that don't schedule preventative maintenance to counteract common mechanical issues could face potentially disastrous breakdowns down the line. The right fleet management partner can help you with your fleet maintenance using technology and insights.
Ensure you're always compliant
Being compliant is more than just ticking the boxes; these measures have been put in place to keep your employees as safe as possible. When you are compliant, and you've upheld the requisite standards and regulations, you can be confident that your vehicles are roadworthy and that you've done everything possible to avoid mechanical failure. With the Avis Fleet App, Fleet Managers can perform inspections more efficiently than before and make compliance a priority. Find out more about the Avis Fleet App here.
Having the best maintenance procedures in place will have an impact on your productivity and profitability. But it will also encourage customer retention. When you are compliant, your customers will feel confident knowing that you're not only efficient, but that you're concerned about the health and safety of your employees. This will enhance your reputation and end up being good for business.
Talk to a fleet expert today to find out more about how our solutions can benefit your business.