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Mopar Express Lanes Surpass 1,850 Locations

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles Mopar parts and service division now maintains more than 1,850 Express Lane locations around the globe that provider faster service for more routine maintenance.

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How Fleets Reduce Fuel Spend

While fuel prices are on the rise, fleets have myriad ways to curb fuel costs within their organizations.

Eliminating Hidden and Soft Fleet Costs

It never ends; management wants cost reduction, and fleet managers must come through, year after year. Beyond those ‘hard’ costs that are easily measured are soft and hidden costs that are equally important. Here are some tips on finding, and eliminating such costs in your fleet.

Higher Labor, Parts Drive Up Fleet Maintenance Costs

Although repair incidents were flat, other fleet-related maintenance expenses were up in calendar-year 2017, primarily in labor rates and parts prices. PM costs were up around 3%, while replacement tire costs increased 5-10%.

Fleet Preventive Maintenance Costs Increase 3%

Extended oil-drain intervals have helped to offset increases in the cost of motor oil because of the expanded use of synthetic oils and cartridge oil filters. Higher labor rates in 2017 exerted upward pressure on preventive maintenance costs.

Autonomous Vehicles Pose Washing Dilemma

Autonomous vehicles need to be cleaned more often than regular cars but putting them through an automated car wash could actually cause other hazardous issues, according to a CNN report.

Mavis, Express Oil Merger to Create 830-Store Network

The owners of Mavis Discount Tire stores and Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers outlets have agreed to merge, creating an independent automotive service platform made up of more than 830 outlets in the U.S.

Top 10 Vehicle Repairs Ranked

Replacing wiper blades ranks behind only an oil and oil filter change among the most common vehicle repairs, according to new research conducted by IMR Inc.

Preventive Maintenance Costs Remain Flat in 2017

Continued stability in crude oil prices, along with longer oil drain intervals, are helping to offset the higher cost of synthetic motor oils that are now required by more automotive OEMs.

7 Steps to Check Oil

A vehicle's engine is at risk for failure when the oil is low or dirty. This video demonstrates how to check the oil. Video courtesy of Allstate. For more maintenance advice, click here.