As a fleet manager, you are faced with choosing to repair or replace your fleet vehicles as the fleet ages and wear and tear become bigger problems. Deciding when and if to replace your fleet vehicles can be one of the biggest decisions a fleet manager has to make. Some things to consider when you’re looking at replacing fleet vehicles include the cost of the replacement vehicle, the cost of insurance for the replacements, and the price of selling any of the fleet vehicles you are replacing. The idea is to balance these elements to mitigate the effect replacing fleet vehicles has on your bottom line. If you’re unsure of the value of your current fleet, consider partnering with a trusted local fleet repair and maintenance shop like Rocco’s European Garage in Buckhead. The Rocco’s team will be happy to discuss the value of your current fleet and help you decide if replacing fleet vehicles is a viable option for you and your organization.
Where do You Start?
The first thing you should do when you take over as a fleet manager is evaluating your fleet and start working on your fleet replacement plan. Chances are you won’t be able to wholesale replace your fleet at any given time, so you’ll need to assess each vehicle individually and weigh the benefits of lower repair and maintenance costs, updated safety features, and improved fuel efficiency against the cost of the replacement. Your fleet repair partner can help you with this. Don’t forget to account for the time and money lost each time a fleet vehicle is in the shop and the driver’s frustrations with your current fleet vehicles. Some benefits cannot be reduced to a cost/benefit analysis. Happier drivers often take better care of their fleet vehicles, offsetting the replacement cost by reducing the wear and tear put on the vehicles by the drivers.
Rocco’s European Garage can Help
The Rocco’s European Garage team can help you with all aspects of managing your fleet vehicle repair and maintenance services. Our team of certified technicians will put their many years of education and practical experience to work for you. They’ll help you assess your current vehicles and help you understand the benefits and drawbacks of replacing vehicles on their individual merits. They can help you set up a consistent maintenance schedule to keep your fleet vehicles running and on the road. Call them today to make an appointment with our fleet repair specialists, or stop by the shop in Buckhead to speak with the team in person.
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