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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.

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Higher Commodity Prices Put Upward Pressure on Tire Costs

For the past four years, tire costs have been stable. But new cost pressures have emerged in 2017, primarily with higher prices for commodities used to manufacture tires and the trend to larger diameter, more expensive, tires.

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Maintenance Costs Remain Flat Despite Rising Labor Rates

Fleet maintenance costs have remained flat over the past 12 months, with the primary factor being increased overall vehicle quality. Other repair costs adjusted for inflation, were, on average, consistent with those in CY-2016.

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

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Cost of Flat Tire to a Fleet Detailed

Fleet Financials’ inaugural tire survey asked fleet managers how much flat tires deflated the bottom line. The answers provided an in-depth look at a perennial challenge.

Graph courtesy of Element.

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PM Transaction Costs Up But Longer Intervals Keep Costs Flat

The auto OEMs continue to adopt more stringent motor oil requirements, which increases the cost of each PM service. But, the intervals between services have continued to widen, mitigating some of the additional costs.

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Fleet Maintenance, Repair Costs Remain Flat

Fleet maintenance costs have remained flat over the past 12 months, compared to CY-2015, despite price increases in replacement parts and labor rates. The primary factor keeping prices flat is overall vehicle quality.

Graph courtesy of Modern Tire Dealer.

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Stable Commodity Prices Keep Replacement Tire Costs Flat

Replacement tire prices for CY-2016 are flat because of less volatility in the global prices of commodities used to manufacture tires, namely oil, rubber, and steel. The forecast is for a continuation of price stability into CY-2017.

Graphic via iStockPhoto.com.

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4 Ways To Reduce Accident Rates, Costs

Fleet policy, driver training and education, use of both in-vehicle and telematics technology, and a review of repair processes and costs can all lead to substantial reductions in accidents and related costs.

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Is the Decline in the U.S. Infrastructure Inevitable?

Since oil prices started increasing in 2003, consumers and businesses have been increasingly feeling the pain in paying for fuel at the pump.

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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.
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