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Longer Hold Times — Lower Costs?

While depreciation might drop off a cliff and then slide gradually down as a car ages, depreciation is only one factor in the operating cost of a fleet vehicle. When all eight cost factors are calculated, including costs that increase and decrease over time, the Vincentric data shows that operating costs per year don’t move in a straight line.

March 4, 2014

Running your fleet vehicles longer isn't always the most cost-effective choice.

Tags: maintenance, Vincentric, vehicle depreciation, mileage, Vehicle Repairs, Fuel

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Making the Case for In-House Maintenance

With a fleet of only 25 vehicles, this rain gutter installation company set up a service facility in-house and is realizing a 60% reduction in maintenance expense.

Kulp's shop hands had been successfully doing vehicle repairs, though Kulp decided to hire a trained mechanic. The mechanic started at one day a week, then moved to three days, and will soon come in full time.

August 1, 2013

With a fleet of only 25 vehicles, this rain gutter installation company set up a service facility in-house and is realizing a 60% reduction in maintenance expense.

Tags: maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, repair shop, mechanic, vehicle repair

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

In Defense of Rental Cars

Getting people to consider buying a used rental car requires dispelling the “beater” myth. And that ain’t easy.

August 17, 2011

Getting people to consider buying a used rental car requires dispelling the “beater” myth. And that ain’t easy.

Tags: maintenance, Remarketing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, August 17, 2011 8:31 AM | » Comments(4)

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