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EVERY business that uses many vehicles throughout its day to day running will experience problems when it comes to servicing and maintaining its vehicles in the most cost-effective manner.
On the one hand, businesses must have detailed organisational systems in place for managing the ongoing service of their fleet. As well as this, they must locate a servicing facility which doesn’t cost them serious amounts of money.
Whilst keeping records of servicing and repairs is a guaranteed way to increase your overall savings, there can be no guarantee as far as the cost of outside maintenance in concerned. For this reason, in-house or DIY fleet maintenance is a very attractive alternative.
Starting small, saving big
For a vehicle-heavy commercial enterprise, one of the chief costs besides fuel is the ongoing maintenance of company cars and vans.
Having strong organisational systems in place for keeping track of servicing and ensuring efficiency of repair procedures will help to some extent. But to truly increase their profits, these companies would benefit far more from allocating some of the smaller, basic maintenance procedures to an in-house mechanic.
With very little training, staff could quite easily perform oil and filter changes, tyre rotations, tie rod (track rod) replacements and other simple repairs. Naturally, such work would require an initial investment as far as tools and machinery are concerned, but these could be purchased at good prices from a company such SGS Engineering.
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