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Fleet Maintenance Expenses Decrease in CY-2016

Fleet passenger car maintenance expenses declined by 7%.

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Know Your Fluids: Oils

Fluids are critical for fleet health — are you current on your fluid knowledge? In part 1 of this three-part series, making the right choices about which oil to use, maintenance needs, and more are shared.

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Goodyear's Raw Material Costs Increase $300M in 3 Weeks

Tire makers worldwide are citing rising raw material costs as the driver of their price increases. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. painted a picture of just how extreme the increases have been so far — using words like “volatile” and “unpredictable."

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Ford Offers Replacement Parts for Non-Ford Vehicles

Ford’s Customer Service Division has launched Omnicraft, an all-new brand of replacement parts that will be available to all Ford dealers.

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Pep Boys Acquires Just Brakes Repair Chain

Pep Boys has acquired the privately-held Just Brakes chain of repair and maintenance stores in a deal that will increase the chain's network to more than 900 locations.

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Safety Tip: Cooling System Maintenance

When coolant freezes, it expands and poses a danger to your vehicle's engine block. Here's advice from NHTSA on how to protect your cooling system and avoid vehicle breakdowns in frigid temperatures.

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How to Check Coolant

This video explains how to make sure your vehicle's coolant can withstand the winter temperatures it may encounter. Video courtesy of Advance Auto Parts. For the full safety tip about cooling system maintenance, click here.

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ARI Offers Vendor Locator Tool

ARI has begun offering a vendor locator tool to its fleet clients as a value-added service, the fleet management company has announced.

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Noregon Names VP of Sales, COO

Noregon has promoted Shane Gilliam to vice president of sales and Tim Bigwood to chief operating officer, Noregon founder and CEO Bill Hathaway has announced.

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Comparing Vans by Lifecycle Cost

This analysis shows that ownership costs for vans with similar powertrains, GVWR, and capacities can vary by manufacturer as much as $9,000.

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How the Right Diesel Fuel Additives Can Save Your Fleet Money
Diesel fuel additives are among the most powerful and cost-effective tools a fleet manager can use to keep their fleet up and running. Not every additive does the same thing—specialized formulas can help clean fuel systems, prevent gelling, or keep the fuel flowing in the coldest temperatures. Some OEMs recommend that additives be used to keep trucks operating at peak efficiency.
Is Your Oil Filter Short Changing Your Engine's Protection?
Fleets have a choice when it comes to oil filter technology. Conventional filters are less expensive, but have several fundamental flaws, while reusable filters use better methods and materials to ensure that oil lubricates the engine effectively and efficiently and, potentially, reduce long-term cost.
How Auto Parts Can Be A Fleet's Next Cost Savings Center
Fleets are under ever-increasing pressure to cut costs. A fleet parts provider can help turn maintenance from an expense to a cost savings center by saving fleets up to 35% and sometimes more on OEM parts.
The Impact of Mobile on Fleet
Five ways you should be using mobile technology to improve your fleet.
The Process of Turning Maintenance Data Into Actionable Information
Maintenance providers can help fleets gather crucial maintenance data and integrate it into the entire data stream to create intelligence that will improve operations.

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