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How to maintain grounded vehicles during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Dec 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Car StorageWith the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic keeping much of America homebound, many businesses and fleet managers are having to keep vehicles grounded for the indefinite future. However, grounding a vehicle is not quite as simple as parking it in a garage and closing the door.

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Driving Suggestions

An Important Update on the Takata Airbag Recall

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Dec 1, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Takata-Airbag-Recall-NewsAnnounced last week, there has been yet another Takata airbag recall, affecting 63 million airbags in just as many tens of millions of vehicles. Both CNN and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that this recall, the latest in a multi-year-long slew of recalls on Takata airbags, is due to potentially life-threatening defects. When the Takata airbags in question are exposed for an extended period to high heat and humidity, there’s a possibility the airbags can explode and injure the driver.

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Driver Safety

When and how to fill your tires – a guide

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Nov 2, 2020 2:42:07 PM

As a driver, it is important that you learn the optimum tire pressure for your vehicle and fill your tires to the factory recommended pressure setting. Doing so will improve handling on the road, prevent blow-outs, allow for smoother rides and lengthen the life of your tires.

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Driver Safety Tips: Night Driving

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 31, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Cars pass on a country road at night with the moon aboveWe all have places to be, and we can't afford to let darkness stop us. Whether it's a commute from work to home during the winter when night-time falls earlier, or a trip to visit family when you want to avoid traffic, driving at night is sometimes unavoidable. It is also inherently more dangerous.

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Topics: Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Driver Safety Tips: Winter Tires

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Nov 8, 2019 2:48:52 PM

crossover in winter forest-1As we prepare for the winter season, it is important to make certain that our vehicles are in good condition. Have the oil changed, refill the window-washing fluid, re-stock your first-aid kit, make sure there are jumper cables in the trunk, and, if you live in an area where it regularly reaches 45 degrees Fahrenheit or below...consider investing in winter tires!

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Fleet Considerations, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Have you checked for a recall on your vehicle? Here's how

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Nov 6, 2019 1:15:47 PM

Vehicles are recalled by auto manufacturers for various reasons, usually pertaining to the safety of the driver. When you receive a recall notice for your vehicle, it is recommended that you drive to the nearest dealership, or have your vehicle towed there if it is unsafe to drive. The dealership is then responsible for repair of the vehicle, on their dime, as well as any previous repairs pertaining to the recalled part (if you smartly kept your receipts from previous repairs).

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Recall Information, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions, Takata Recall Information

A Tour of Network: Centralizing Knowledge & Effort

Posted by Kyle Forbush on May 14, 2019 1:22:28 PM

leaseplan-logo-fullEvery hero has a support system. Batman would be helpless is Alfred wasn't in the Batcave providing GPS coordinates and mission details. Iron Man would fall out of the sky if the computer that supports his suit were to crash. The Mission Impossible series wouldn't have dragged on for seven movies if Ethan Hunt hadn't been saved countless times by his colleagues. 

All driver-clients of Fleet Services benefit from a similar level of back-up when they encounter difficulties on the road. Our drivers may not be masked crusaders, but their safety and satisfaction is paramount to our operation. So, in August, 2010, Fleet Services entered into a business partnership with the world's leading fleet management and driver mobility company, LeasePlan USA. 

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Common Myths About Vehicle Maintenance, Fleet Considerations

Driver Safety Tips: Spring Car Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Kyle Forbush on May 7, 2019 11:05:55 AM

road in Russian mountainsAs the cold of the winter thaws, so do our vehicle and its structural components. The Spring is the perfect time to provide your automobile with a little tender love and care so it may achieve peak performance before hitting the highway.

We at Fleet Services and our partners at LeasePlan have come up with a standard Springtime Maintenance Checklist.

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

7 Steps To Safety When Your Car Breaks Down

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Mar 11, 2019 10:26:50 AM

Stressed man looking at engine of his carThe most important job of the Fleet Managers at Fleet Services is to ensure the safety of  drivers. And although every manufacturer in the automotive industry now offers advanced safety features in their newer models, cars are still hi-tech machines that do occasionally experience mechanical failures. Fortunately, our Fleet Management program is supported through our affiliation with Network Inc., and everyone who drives a vehicle acquired through Fleet is enrolled in our Emergency Roadside Service (ERS) program, which works the same way as AAA.  So, what should you do you if your vehicle has a mechanical breakdown while you're driving on the highway?  To answer this question, we would like to share the following list of  Seven Steps To Follow When Your Car Breaks Down On The Highway

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Driving Suggestions

Driving Green Without A Hybrid Or Electric Vehicle

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Feb 7, 2019 3:39:48 PM

Nissan_GreenThere is a frightening bit of fiction growing around the grapevine of the auto industry, telling us that the only way to drive green is to buy a newer-model hybrid or electric vehicle. Luckily, debunking common myths happens to be a specialty of the fleet management experts at Fleet Services. In reality, there are a great many steps one may take to become a more eco-friendly driver.

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Driving Suggestions, Driving Green

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