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7 Steps To Safety When Your Car Breaks Down

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

The 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

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

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

Save on Vehicle Maintenance by Outsourcing Fleet Management

Posted by Sarah Huber on Jun 2, 2015 4:08:00 PM

Outsourcing Fleet Management to a professional fleet management firm is a practical solution for reducing the cost of maintaining and repairing your company's vehicles. At Fleet Services, we partner with a division of Leaseplan called Network to help our clients with vehicle maintenance, repairs, fuel management, and tracking vehicle maintenance history. All of these are factored into a vehicle's life-cycle cost 

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Lowering Fleet Costs, Fleet Considerations

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Posted by Anthony Larsen on May 7, 2015 3:35:00 PM


The morning drive and traffic jams are a commuter's worst nightmare.  The stop and go traffic creates a number of problems, which include the wearing down of vehicle parts due to constant use, fuel and time consumption, and an increase in carbon emissions.  In the United States Environmental Protection Agency report from 2014, U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report: 1990-2013  states, "31% of total U.S. CO2 emissions and 26% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were the result of transportation."  Transportation emissions numbers will increase as society continues to depend on fossil fuels, unless we make the decision to change our ways.  Individual drivers and fleet managers should all consider ways to reduce our carbon footprint.  We've come up with 3 helpful tips to start today.

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Lowering Fleet Costs, Fleet Considerations, Driver Safety

What is "e-diesel?"

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Apr 27, 2015 2:47:00 PM

The world's dependence on fossil fuels has had a negative impact on the Earth's environment for many decades.  Air pollution, oil spills, and drastic climate change are just some of the issues which result from our continued fossil fuel dependence. However, technological advances in alternative fuel sources are helping to lessen the need for fossil fuels and to improve the environment.  

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Fleet Considerations, GreenTechnology

Spring has sprung . . . is your car ready for a road trip?

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Apr 2, 2015 4:56:00 PM


 

 Now that warmer weather is upon us, lots of folks are making plans to hit the open road!  Where will your travels take you? Across the Great Plains of the Midwest, through the mountains of Colorado, over rolling hills of the Northeast, or perhaps for a long drive along the Pacific Ocean?  To help make sure your car is up to the task, here is a list of the Top Five most important mechanical items to have checked before you embark on your journey. Wherever your travels may take you, your friends at Fleet Services wish you many miles of safe and pleasant motoring . . .

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Topics: Maintenance Tips

What happens if you don't change your oil?

Posted by Eliott Fitch on Apr 3, 2014 4:23:00 PM

Changing your oil is one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep your car running cleaner, for longer. It is also probably the most procrastinated activity in vehicle maintenance. So, what happens to your car when you push it past the limit?  What happens if you don't change your oil?

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Topics: Maintenance Tips

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