One of the biggest costs involved in running a fleet vehicle is the servicing, maintenance and repairs aspect of running a vehicle. Keeping the vehicle on the road and minimising downtime is critical if the vehicle is intended to be used on company business, or simply even for the convenience of the driver.
Whilst it is possible to simply take the vehicle to a local garage, you may end up paying over the odds for a job or pay for jobs that are unnecessary.
Leasing and fleet management companies will both offer maintenance management that can reduce the time you spend dealing with the maintenance requests, and the cost of it.
In addition to servicing and maintenance, you may benefit from accident management. In the event of an accident, the driver can call a dedicated number and be put through to a controller, who will handle the accident process from the initial incident through to the recovery and repair of the vehicle, and any subsequent claim.
Choosing maintenance with your contract hire provider can have serious time-saving and cost-reducing benefits. Pendragon Vehicle Management offer maintenance management and accident management as part of our full-service fleet management solution. As we are a division of Pendragon PLC – the automotive giant behind Stratstone and Evans Halshaw – we can leverage our group’s maintenance network to provide cost-effective servicing, maintenance and repair, accessible through our dedicated driver helpline and monitored by a team of expert maintenance controllers who will closely manage your vehicles through the process to reduce downtime.
Talk to us to see how we can help you with your fleet.