Head of Fleet Assist, Vincent St Claire, says higher bills are more about ‘sample of vehicles having work done’.
MOT and service centres were inundated with bookings before new coronavirus lockdown restrictions came into force, despite being allowed to remain open.
Replacement brake pads and discs are the most common reason UK fleet vehicles enter workshops, according to analysis by epyx.
Extra drivers and vehicles needed to cope with increased volumes
Forty-one per cent of fleets are experiencing issues booking service, maintenance and repair (SMR) work or MOTs, despite dealerships re-opening in June.
Thousands of company cars and vans had their contracts extended during the coronavirus crisis, according to new data from Epyx.
Fleets extending replacement cycles in the wake of the coronavirus crisis need to consider additional service, maintenance and repair (SMR) costs, says Epyx.
Fleet Assist has announced that more than 80% of its garage network is now capable of working on hybrid and electric vehicles.
Customers want to avoid coronavirus creating a bottleneck of both MOT testing and general maintenance work, says Epyx.
News briefs from across the fleet industry, including how SMR is a key consideration for fleets going forward and drink driving warning during the holiday season.
Fleet Assist has secured a contract win from Tusker to provide its garage network and service bookings facility.
Analysis of the latest Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) data by BookMyGarage, showed that 1 in 10 cars on the road could be classified as having ‘dangerous defects’.
Service, maintenance and repair (SMR) for fleets is coming under pressure on three fronts, according to Epyx.
Hundreds of thousands of vehicles due to be tested this summer could end up causing a backlog, the RAC has warned.
The Government has announced that mandatory MOT tests for cars, motorcycles and vans in England, Scotland and Wales will be restarted from August 1.
Half of drivers plan on getting their car serviced and MOT’d as normal, despite Coronavirus.
But Epyx warns fleets to ‘take care' as evidence emerges of "serious" component failures, alongside flat tyres and batteries, after vehicles have stood idle.
Sanitisation costs for cars and vans returning from garages are beginning to appear on cost sheets, says Epyx.
Fleet Assist says that almost half of its UK servicing outlets have remained open during the lockdown to keep key worker fleets on the road.
Kia dealerships will be re-opening workshops to carry out servicing, repairs and MOTs, after closing facilities at the start of the coronavirus lockdown.
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