Maintaining the vehicles on your fleet properly is an obligation under your Duty of Care legal obligations and an example of fleet management best practice.
Service, Maintenance and Repair (SMR)
The provision of Service, Maintenance and Repair (SMR) covers not only standard maintenance and MOT costs (where applicable), but areas such as tyre replacement or repair. It offers fixed cost motoring for fleets, allowing for more accurate forecasting and budgeting.
In addition to improving driver and vehicle safety, SMR also helps to optimise reliability, while reducing vehicle downtime and whole life running costs. Timely servicing is also an implicit part of keeping vehicles within a manufacturer’s warranty.
A good fleet maintenance programme will ensure:
- Lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
- Better reliability
- Improved image
- Contract and Duty of Care compliance
- That the manufacturer’s warranty terms are met
- Reduced downtime for vehicles
Managing your own fleet SMR requirements can be costly and needs full administrative support. To ensure your SMR operation meets your Duty of Care requirements, CBVC Vehicle Management offers two options for fleets:
Option 1 – Budgeted Maintenance, for a fixed monthly payment.
Option 2 – Actual Cost, a “Pay as you go” option, managed through our nationwide servicing network.
All CBVC Vehicle Management SMR support service contact numbers can be accessed via our driver app.
If you would like to know more about managing SMR, please call CBVC Vehicle Management on 0330 822 4500.