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In a Down Economy, Fleets Repair Rather than Replacing Accident-Damaged Vehicles

The slowdown in the nation's economy has prompted many companies to re-examine their cost containment strategies, which has resulted in new initiatives to reduce the cost of operating their company fleets.

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Utah Outsources Maintenance to Get More Accurate Data

Incomplete and inaccurate vehicle maintenance data prompted the state of Utah to outsource part of its fleet on a pilot program. A one-year evaluation was successful and the outsourced maintenance program, was adopted.

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In-House Fleet Maintenance Works for Dunbar Armored

Running an in-house fleet maintenance program is worth the effort if your company's fleet vehicles share common usage and long service lives. One benefit is more control and accountability than using an outside service provider.

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Choosing the Right Oil for Your Vehicles

Understanding the oil viscosity classifications and knowing the correct oil to use in the type of weather your vehicles operate under can help ensure good engine performance and prolong engine life.

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How to Deal With the Shortage of Auto Service Techs

Fleet managers can retain their existing technicians by giving them more responsibility, finding out what's importance to them, and assuring that their wages and benefits are comparable to the marketplace.

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How to Extend Vehicle Tire Wear for Your Fleet

Regular preventative maintenance, such as checking air pressure and tread depth, can keep your fleet's tires in service longer. Rotate tires no less than every 6,000 miles, and know what's causing them to prematurely wear.

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Replacing Engines Instead of Buying New Vehicles

In some cases, engine replacement is a viable alternative to acquiring a new vehicle. It can be done for a fraction of the cost, plus you avoid taxes, license fees, and insurance expenses that are incurred in vehicle replacement.

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Higher Annual Mileages Nudge Up Interim Maintenance Costs

Vehicles running higher mileage rates per year mean higher maintenance costs in most mileage windows. Full lifecycle costs, however, are flat or down from previous years.

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How Ford's FSP Works for Fleets

This exclusive report discusses the strategy behind Ford's Fleet Service Plan and Extended Service Plans and ways for fleets to support repair and maintenance needs through the manufacturer's nationwide dealer network.

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Chrysler's Crystal Key Program

Chrysler's Crystal Key Owner Care Program is a model-specific warranty covering the all-new New Yorker and New Yorker Landau for five years or 50,000 miles. Chrysler views Crystal Key as a building block for future programs.

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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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