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Driving Green Without A Hybrid Or Electric Vehicle

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

There 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

Industry Insiders: Lowest Maintenance-Cost Models

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 31, 2019 3:33:02 PM

At Fleet Services. we pride ourselves in staying ahead of the curve. This we do for our clients as well, by ensuring that you remain aware of the latest auto industry developments. Our newest blog series will run every Friday, providing you with the knowledge needed to cut costs and make fleet management a less cumbersome task. 

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Fleet Considerations, Fleet Discounts

Tips For Staying Safe On Icy Roads

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 17, 2019 10:03:57 AM

We must begin by stating that this is NOT an article with tips on how to do donuts in the snow. It is, in fact, quite the opposite. At Fleet Services, we strive to maintain a perfect record when it comes to driver safety. Such is the reason for many of our practices, including the toll-free 1-800 number that drivers can call at any time to speak with an ASE-certified technician. We also make sure our clients are insured and that regular maintenance checks are performed on each vehicle in a fleet. 

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Topics: Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Winter Driving Safety

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 2, 2019 2:34:11 PM

I’ll never forget the trips my father and I used to take to the Rockies. We’d fly into Denver International Airport, hop into an SUV with snow tires fastened tight, and begin the often-treacherous journey up the winding mountain roads towards the ski villages. We experienced both calm driving conditions and also those with blizzards and roads of ice, always taking our time and putting safety before speed. I soon learned one important factor keeping us safe, and that was my father’s dutiful habit of keeping up with our vehicle’s maintenance and making regular service visits.

However, keeping track of a vehicle’s service needs and preparing for the winter months can be a difficult--not to mention expensive--task without the right tools and knowledge. To make things easier for drivers everywhere, Caritas Vehicle Services has relationships with service providers in all 50 states, where clients receive discounts of up to 40% on vehicle maintenance and repairs. Caritas also provides 24/7/365 emergency roadside assistance and a toll-free 800 number where certified ASE technicians are ready at all times to answer your questions and to make specific recommendations for your vehicle’s maintenance needs.

For more information on winter driving safety, please click on the link below to read an excellent article published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In very simple, layman’s terms, it presents helpful information on preparing your vehicle for the snow and ice, highlighting the need to take preventive measures.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/winter-driving-tips

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Top 5 Mean Cars from Greenercars

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Dec 10, 2015 11:26:59 AM

How can you sort through all of the information on hybrid and electric vehicles to figure out which you should avoid when purchasing for your fleet? Check out the leading online resource for everything you need to know about Green auto technology at greenercars.org. Here you'll find a website dedicated to providing research based product ratings and comparisons of all "mean” vehicles going back 15 years. So, what are the meanest cars on the market today?

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Topics: GreenTechnology

Meeting on Takata Airbag Recall set for 10-22-15

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Sep 21, 2015 4:19:01 PM

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public information meeting about the ongoing Takata air bag recall on October 22nd at the Department of Transportation in Washington D.C. 

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Topics: Driver Safety

Takata Airbag Recall Update

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Aug 19, 2015 4:56:29 PM

Is your car part of the recent Takata airbag recall ? If so, you should know that getting your airbag replaced may not take as long as first expected. We recently spoke with
a client who lives in upper Wisconsin who said she was able to get her airbag replaced last month! Usually, it takes time to produce and ship replacement parts throughout the country. Some experts initially stated that it could take up to two years to replace the faulty airbags on 34 million vehicles, but the good news it that replacement airbags seem to be available sooner than expected. If you have received a recall notice, it's important to call you local dealership and make arrangements to have your car's airbag(s) replaced. If you're not sure that your vehicle is part of the recall, you can check your Vehicle Identification Number on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website here.
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Topics: Recall Information

3 Important Safety Tips for a Roadside Emergency

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Aug 7, 2015 9:52:18 AM

Are you prepared for a roadside emergency? We often hear stories about emergencies on the news or from a friend, but we don’t expect to experience an emergency for ourselves. So, if you were driving down the road today and one of your tires blows out, will you be ready?  Here are three important safety tips to help keep you safe during a roadside emergency. 

 

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Topics: Driver Safety

Chrysler Announces Major Recall of 11 Million Vehicles

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jul 31, 2015 10:33:00 AM

 When a new car is sold, it's safe to drive, right? I know that cars go through rigorous testing and inspection before they can be sold, so I assume they're safe to drive unless I get into an accident. Unfortunately, this is not always the case due to car companies either deciding to cut corners or not strictly adhering to certain requirements during the production process. So, when something goes wrong 11 million new vehicles, what is a car company to do?

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Topics: Driver Safety

The Truth about Tires: 5 Myths Busted

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jun 29, 2015 4:35:00 PM

There are a lot of myths floating around about your car's tires, and It’s important to know the facts because tires are your car’s only connection to the road. If you break that connection you could lose contol of your vehicle and wind up with some costly repairs. The team here at Fleet Services has busted 5 common myths people believe about their tires.

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Topics: Driver Safety

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