Fleet Vehicle Expenses
If you are considering adding a fleet of vehicles to your business be aware of how much it will cost and will it save you money. There are several different costs that come along with owning fleet vehicles, service and repairs, fuel, insurance and taxes are just a few of the expenses that you will incur. The first area where money can be saved when owning a fleet of vehicles is in maintaining the vehicle while it is in operation. Fleet vehicles receive a lot of wear and tear on them since they are driven on a daily basis. Keeping fluids changed, brakes checked, tires inspected and a good preventative maintenance schedule will keep your vehicles on the road and out of the repair shop. I am sure you have experienced repairs on your own vehicle and how expensive it can get, imagine having a fleet of them.
Whether ordering parts for your vehicles is done through the dealer or an outside manufacturer, they are going to be expensive. There is another way to purchase your parts and that is used or through a junk yard. This can add up to save you a lot of money in the long run. It may not be as convenient as going to your local parts store but it will save you money over all. Many of the junk yards today specialize in providing parts for commercial vehicles and trucks, so looking for the right replacement parts should not be that difficult.
Preventative maintenance on your fleet vehicles is crucial to keeping repair cost down. A good fleet maintenance program should have a fleet manager to monitor each vehicle by using fleet servicing software. Inputting data for maintenance and repairs will help in keeping track of how much each vehicle is costing the company and when service is due.