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So You’re Driving a Recalled Vehicle. Now What?
Posted on 09/20/2013 by AKilgore | 0 Comments
When it comes to purchasing a fleet of vehicles, there is a lot to consider—price, performance, safety and efficiency, to name a few. And while all of these factors are important, driver safety seems to be the top concern for many fleet managers, especially when it comes to unsafe driving habits.
But even though driver safety and poor driving habits is important, fleet managers should also be concerned about auto safety. For instance, what happens if there is a recall on your fleet of vehicles? While recalls on vehicles happen all the time, some can be serious, like braking and steering issues or even sudden acceleration. But did you know that when a vehicle is recalled for safety issues, 35% to 40% of vehicles are never brought in? As a fleet manager, you can’t run that risk.
And luckily, you won’t have to. SaferCar.gov provides a recall email notification system that will notify you if a recall happens on your specific vehicle. And, it’s free!
What if your fleet of vehicles isn’t under a recall? GPS fleet tracking is another great tool that can help maintain your vehicles and keep your drivers safe. With a fleet management solution and maintenance scheduling, you can set up alerts to track vehicle mileage and record performed work. Taking a proactive approach to vehicle maintenance will not only ensure that all of your vehicles are running properly, it will save you money overall.