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Categories: Maintenance
Maintenance Costs Increase as Labor Rates Rise

Despite high build quality, vehicle maintenance costs are trending up due to increased advanced technology content, skilled labor shortages, higher tire...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/318193/fleet-maintenance-costs-increase-as-labor-rates-rise
Categories: Maintenance
Higher Labor Rates Pushing Up Total Fleet Maintenance Costs

More complex vehicle technology, higher labor rates due to the ongoing skilled labor shortage, higher tire prices, and increased use of synthetic motor...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/342833/higher-labor-rates-pushing-up-total-fleet-maintenance-costs

Although gas prices started to decline in August, the year-to-date cost of fuel in 2008 has increased 30 percent compared to last year. The price for...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/158132/fleet-operating-costs-increase-again-in-2008

Overall fleet car maintenance costs rose 5 percent for the 2008-calendar year compared to 2007, primarily due to increased prices for replacement tires and...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/158153/fleet-car-maintenance-costs-increase-5-in-2008-cy
Categories: Maintenance
Replacement Tire Costs Increase 5-10%

For the past four years, tire costs have been stable. But, new cost pressures have emerged in 2017, due to higher prices for the commodities used to...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279693/replacement-tire-costs-increase-5-10
Categories: Auctions, Fleet Management as a Service, Maintenance, Rental Operations
Labor Shortage Increases But Economic Uncertainty Emerges

The robust economy is creating record numbers of new jobs and a subsequent labor shortage that is being exacerbated by the large wave of Baby Boomer...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/346322/labor-shortage-increases-but-economic-uncertainty-emerges

For the second consecutive year, total fleet operating costs have remained flat for commercial fleets when compared to the prior year. This blog identifies...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/159333/15-factors-putting-downward-pressure-on-fleet-operating-costs
Categories: Maintenance
Higher Labor, Parts Drive Up Fleet Maintenance Costs

Although repair incidents were flat, other fleet-related maintenance expenses were up in calendar-year 2017, primarily in labor rates and parts prices. PM...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279691/higher-labor-parts-drive-up-fleet-maintenance-costs
Categories: Maintenance
Synthetic Oils, Higher Labor Rates Increase Preventive Maintenance Costs

On average, PM costs have increased due to higher labor rates, expansion of models requiring synthetic motor oil, and more expensive cartridge oil filters....

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/325868/synthetic-oils-higher-labor-rates-increase-fleet-preventive-maintenance-costs
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Increase 7 Percent in 2012-CY

Although costs have increased, many fleets continued to cycle vehicles early to take advantage of still favorable resale market conditions. This strategy...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/152697/fleet-car-maintenance-costs-increase-7-percent-in-2012-cy
Categories: Maintenance, Remarketing
Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Decrease 4 Percent

Overall, passenger car maintenance costs per unit, per month decreased 4 percent in 2013 with the average cost per mile decreasing 2 percent from 2012....

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/154906/fleet-car-maintenance-costs-decrease-4-percent
Categories: Maintenance
Extended Oil Intervals Keep Preventive Maintenance Costs Flat

Extended oil-drain intervals and flat labor rates have helped to offset increases in the cost of motor oil because of the expanded use of synthetic oils. In...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157262/extended-oil-intervals-keep-preventive-maintenance-costs-flat
Categories: Maintenance
Replacement Tire Costs Increased 8% in 2018

Upward cost pressures on replacement tires have emerged in 2018, due to higher cost for the commodities used to manufacture tires and the trend to larger...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/325873/replacement-tire-costs-increased-8-in-cy-2018
Categories: Maintenance
Maintenance Costs Increase with Longer Service Lives, Recalls

Doing CY-2014, passenger car CPM maintenance costs were up 13 percent as the average age of units in operation increased due to fewer companies engaging in...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/155971/maintenance-costs-increase-with-longer-service-lives-recalls
Categories: Operations
Fleets Concerned About Rising Operating Costs

Higher fuel prices and maintenance costs, along with upward pressure on maintenance labor rates are a few of the factors increasing fleet operating costs.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/347656/fleets-concerned-about-rising-operating-costs
Categories: Maintenance
Maintenance Spend Increased 3-5% in 2018

Average repair spend per unit increased 3-5% in calendar-year 2018, primarily due to higher labor rates and part prices. Also, PM costs were up due to the...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/325853/passenger-vehicle-maintenance-spend-increased-3-5-in-cy-2018
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Maintenance Tire Costs Remain Flat

The current tire cost stability may be short lived. The forecast is for a 2- to 3-percent cost increase in CY-2016 driven by unique tire sizes, run-flats,...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/156601/fleet-maintenance-tire-costs-remain-flat
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Preventive Maintenance Costs Increase 3%

Extended oil-drain intervals have helped to offset increases in the cost of motor oil because of the expanded use of synthetic oils and cartridge oil...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279692/fleet-preventive-maintenance-costs-increase-3
Categories: Maintenance
Higher Motor Oil Prices Nudge Preventive Maintenance Costs Up

Citing the higher cost of crude oil, many major manufacturers of finished lubricant products increased prices from 5% to 8% in CY-2018. Plus, each...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/320394/price-increases-for-finished-lubricants-nudge-up-pm-costs
Categories: Maintenance
Forecast of Fleet Maintenance Costs in CY-2020

Higher labor costs will continue to increase the maintenance spend for routine repairs in 2020, especially at service facilities located in...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/347830/forecasting-fleet-maintenance-costs-in-2020

Calendar-year 2015 marks the third consecutive year that fleet operating costs have remained stable compared to the past three years, primarily due to the...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/159555/operating-costs-flat-for-third-consecutive-year

A fleet cost reduction program goes straight to the corporate bottom line. If a company operates at a 10% annual net profit margin, reducing annual fleet...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/287689/using-performance-based-incentives-to-optimize-the-cost-effectiveness-of-fleet-o
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Increase Less Than 1%

Costs tracked by the annual maintenance survey in 2015 include unscheduled repairs, PM, tires, and replacement rentals.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/156596/fleet-car-maintenance-costs-increase-less-than-1
Categories: Maintenance
Passenger Vehicle Maintenance Spend Increased 4% in CY-2019

Average repair cost per unit increased in 2019, primarily due to higher labor rates. Also, PM costs were up as more units require more expensive synthetic...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/353389/passenger-vehicle-maintenance-spend-increased-4-in-cy-2019
Categories: Maintenance
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...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157077/pm-transaction-costs-up-but-longer-intervals-keep-costs-flat
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Replacement Tire Costs Decline

Passenger car tire prices are anticipated to increase in CY-2017. The key factors influencing future replacement tire prices are the cost of materials and...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157263/fleet-replacement-tire-costs-decline
Categories: Maintenance
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...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157771/maintenance-costs-remain-flat-despite-rising-labor-rates
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Maintenance Oil Intervals Extended

Preventive maintenance expenses were flat in CY-2015. Although the average cost per PM has risen, oil drain intervals have been extended.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/156597/fleet-maintenance-oil-intervals-extended
Categories: Maintenance
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...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157777/preventive-maintenance-costs-remain-flat-in-2017
Categories: Maintenance
Severe Skilled Technician Shortage Triggering Higher Shop Labor Rates

The vehicle maintenance and repair industries are experiencing a skilled labor shortage as technicians in the Baby Boomer demographic retire in greater...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/348049/severe-skilled-technician-shortage-triggering-higher-shop-labor-rates
Categories: Fleet Management, Fleet Management as a Service, Operations
Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/346484/upward-pricing-pressures-on-most-fixed-and-operating-costs
Categories: Maintenance
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...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157076/fleet-maintenance-repair-costs-remain-flat
Categories: Operations
Higher Prices Reinvigorate Cost Containment Initiatives

Fleet costs are experiencing upward pressure in a variety of areas, ranging from higher vehicle acquisition due to the proliferation of safety systems to...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/288139/higher-prices-reinvigorate-cost-containment-initiatives
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Oil Drain and PM Costs Increase Again in 2019

More OEMs are adopting more stringent motor oil requirements for new models increasing total PM costs, year-over-year, as more vehicles are required to use...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/342852/fleet-oil-drain-and-pm-costs-increase-again-in-2019
Categories: Maintenance
Forecasting 2020 Motor Oil Lubricant Prices

The ongoing trend of increased costs per service will continue as more and more vehicles requiring conventional oil are taken out of service and replaced...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/348120/forecasting-2020-motor-oil-prices
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Maintenance Expenses Decrease in CY-2016

Fleet passenger car maintenance expenses declined by 7%.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157261/fleet-maintenance-expenses-decrease-in-cy-2016

Maintenance costs increased in 2009 due to higher cost of replacement tires, PM oil changes, and labor rates. However, the biggest factor was widespread...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/158246/maintenance-costs-up-due-to-frequency-of-repair-increases


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