Vehicle funding and fleet management company Fleet Alliance is offering fleet operators a new fleet repair service including a pre end-of-contract vehicle inspection which it claims could potentially save them thousands in repair costs.
The new fleet repair service, Fleet Repair, is in conjunction with the UK’s largest automotive repair group, Nationwide Accident Repair Services.
Nationwide offers complete accident management plus fixed-site and mobile repairs through its approved repair network, including 70 wholly-owned centres, dedicated mobile glass repair and a fleet of mobile repair vans.
The new pre end-of-contract inspection costs £35 per vehicle and is one of an array of fleet repair works available on a menu-pricing basis, ranging from repairing a small scratch to a major repair following a serious accident.
The new Fleet Repair service is intended to help fleet operators avoid unwanted and unbudgeted end-of-contract-charges from their leasing suppliers by keeping fleet vehicles in good condition all the way through their contracted fleet lives.
Fleet Alliance managing director Martin Brown said that Fleet Repair would allow fleet operators to work with Fleet Alliance to monitor the condition of their vehicles on an ongoing basis and avoid unexpected and unbudgeted costs at the end of their contracts,” he said.
“End-of-contract charges are a vexed issue for many fleet operators, but too many wait to the end of their vehicles’ contracts to find out how much they are going to be re-charged rather than take positive action.
“Now, with Fleet Repair, they don’t have to. Our pre end-of-contract inspection allows them to assess what damage, if any, has been done to their vehicles, and what the cost is to put it right.
“We then offer preferential rates which allow the repair work to be carried out quickly, efficiently and for as low a cost as possible.
“By taking such action regularly through the vehicle’s life cycle, fleet operators could potentially be saving thousands in repair costs and avoid hefty excess charges when the vehicle completes its contract and goes back to the leasing company.”