Tips for Maintaining Your Company Car

Tips for Maintaining Your Company Car
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    Owning a fleet of company cars is a great asset to keep your business moving forward.

    However, if employees don't properly maintain your company cars, they can become a nuisance by racking up costly bills and headaches.


Providing preventative maintenance, safety equipment, and guidelines for use for your cars, backed by strong company policies, is important to ensure that the cars last.

Here are a few tips for maintaining your company car to make the purchase worthwhile for your business.

Preventative Maintenance

Waiting for a check engine light or a blown-out tire is the wrong way to handle maintenance measures on your company cars. Preventative maintenance can cut down the cost of future repairs and eliminate unexpected downtime when your employees need to take their car in for servicing.

Planning out routine checkups ensures that your company cars are in good shape and can uncover potential issues before they have the chance to cause greater troubles in the future.

Having a schedule for necessary preventative maintenance can help you plan your employees’ travel around service appointments.

Keeping a maintenance schedule also highlights how your cars are performing over the years to determine if there are any reoccurring issues with specific vehicles, as well as the overall age and abilities of your vehicles.

Employee Policy

Outline a strict policy that all employees who receive a company vehicle should follow. An employee policy, paired with a checklist for employees to complete on a regular basis, holds your staff accountable and demonstrates the importance of respecting the vehicles they receive.

Enact policies to limit interior damage, such as no smoking, as well as parking restrictions to eliminate dings and scratches from parking in tight spaces. Within your policy, clearly state the repercussions that the company will put in place if they break the policy, such as suspending the right to own a company vehicle or stricter inspections.

Safety Equipment

As a business owner, you should always set your employees up to be safe, especially with or on company property. Make sure that each car includes the proper safety equipment.

Each car should come with the emergency tools necessary to handle a roadside maintenance emergency, such as a spare tire and tire changing kit. Having the proper tools can turn a costly tow truck scenario into a quick roadside fix, keeping your cars out of the shop and your employees on the road.

You should also make sure your employees will have proper safety equipment for themselves in case of an emergency, such as a first aid kit.  By prioritizing safety measures, you show your employees that their safety is just as important as, if not more important than, the vehicle you provide them.

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Company cars can be a great way to keep your employees connected and motivated when their job includes extensive travel, such as business trips or industrial delivery needs. Company cars can also be an extra cause of stress and a wasted investment if their maintenance falls by the wayside.

Keeping up with preventative maintenance, enacting an employee policy, and providing proper safety equipment are a few tips for maintaining your company cars so they’re always ready when you need them.

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