Maintaining an effective, efficient fleet of vehicles requires a reputable, experienced partner
Whether you’re responsible for servicing and repairing, or managing a fleet of cars for your company’s sales force, vans or heavy duty utility trucks for a support crew, or a group of freight trucks or passenger buses, ensuring you have a proactive commercial fleet maintenance partner in place is essential. But what should auto body and collision repair shop owners look for in a transmission repair partner for commercial fleet service?
Choosing the right partner can be a daunting task, especially when the fleet features a variety of vehicle models and makes to service or repair. Adding to the dilemma is the specialized nature of automatic transmission preventative maintenance, repairs, and replacements.
What to Look for in a Transmission Repair Partner
There are four vital elements your prospective transmission repair partner ought to be able to provide your company:
- A nationwide network. Transmission breakdowns can happen anywhere at any time. Your transmission repair partnering firm should have service and repair facilities across Canada to ensure efficient and affordable emergency repairs as you need them.
- Customizable, responsive services. Your vehicle fleet maintenance partner should be flexible enough to provide you with what you need, not pile on services and hidden fees under the guise of additional benefits. And whenever trouble with one of the vehicles’ transmissions you’re responsible for arises, the commercial fleet repair partner’s response time should be as you’d expect in the modern age: 24/7 throughout the year and in real-time.
- Cost containment. Corporate budgets are static. That means your shop must work within the confines of the budget you’re allotted by your commercial customers. Establishing a predefined maintenance schedule and budget with your transmission repair partner is paramount.
- Certified technicians who can service all models. It shouldn’t matter what types of vehicles comprise the fleet you service, or if you have a variety of cars, vans, trucks, and buses. Your vehicle fleet maintenance partner should be experienced working with all kinds of vehicles be they domestic or import models.
A Critical Part of Your Fleet Management Solution
An effective fleet maintenance strategy will define your company’s overall commercial fleet management strategy. Furthermore, your vehicle fleet maintenance partner should provide you with a service level agreement that guarantees all the work they do, and a warranty on all parts and repairs.
Is your automotive repair shop seeking a commercial fleet service partner to manage, maintain, and if necessary, repair your commercial customers’ fleet’s transmissions? Talk to us. Our certified, experienced repair experts can complement your team and help keep your commercial customers’ vehicles on the road.