As a business owner, you’ll know that managing your money is one of the most important facets of running a business. And no matter how big or small you are, running company cars can make up a big slice of your overall outgoings. Here are some on how to keep repair prices low and organise an effective fleet management strategy.
If you’re a business with company cars, you’ll know how beneficial they can be. They allow you to move stock all over the country, respond to urgent problems quickly and meet clients up and down the country. But they need to be managed effectively. Having a fleet of company cars can benefit your business, but not if your budget is being drained by unnecessary maintenance and repair prices.
To that end, here are 3 tips for effective fleet and company car management.
Upskill your drivers
Educating your drivers on some simple car maintenance fixes is a good idea - it’ll make them a bit more aware of what kind of things to look out for. At Who Can Fix My Car, we recently created an extensive guide on this area, featuring advice from mechanics at garages from across the UK. Featuring tips and in-depth resources, it’s a useful introduction to car maintenance.
Keep an eye on your mileage
If you have manage a large fleet of cars, consider tracking how many miles your drivers drive, and how much fuel they burn. You can use this data to spot any inefficient driving, which is a drain on costs.
Inspect your vehicles regularly
Ensuring your vehicles are regularly inspected - say twice a year - will help you keep them in good condition, potentially saving on repair costs. Get your employees onboard with this too - it’ll help them learn the basics of car maintenance.
By Alex Rose, motoring expert at WhoCanFixMyCar.com.