What is de-fleet?
De-fleet is the process fleets go through to get vehicles ready for auction or resale. Servicing, maintenance and repairs to make sure vehicles are in immaculate condition to resale is important so businesses can get the best price possible on used fleet vehicles.
There are many companies that offer de-fleet services, specifically designed to maximise residual values in the shortest possible time. Services include logistics management, inspection services and reconditioning including smart repairs.
In today’s market it’s essential to know what condition fleet vehicles are in for a number of very good reasons, so drivers can be monitored appropriately over the care of the vehicle and help with keeping up to date with the company’s fleet information like depreciation and damage.
Fleet managers can sometimes be responsible for the supervision of the de-fleet process including arranging smart repairs, carrying out inspections and preparing the vehicle with valeting and servicing.
De-fleet services are most commonly available through auction houses who will help to prepare the vehicles for resale. Whether a vehicle is outright purchase or leased, de-fleet companies can help restore the vehicles to minimise end of contract charges or depreciation costs.
For more on car auctions, come to our fleet car auctions guide.
For more on remarketing fleet vehicles, come to the remarketing section.