A recent RAC Business survey found that out of 1000 SMEs, one in five (20%) are spending more than £2,000 per car on Service, Maintenance and Repair (SMR) annually. In Scotland, more than a third (37%) are spending between £3,000 and £4000 per car, which can represent significant financial challenges in a recovering but slow economy.
At the other end of the spectrum, SMEs in the East Midlands have the lowest SMR costs, with 44% spending between £,1000 and £1,500 per car; however this is a significant outlay when numerous vehicles are involved and the monthly cash flow is often tight.
Vehicles must be well-maintained to remain economic and efficient for any business. However problems often arise when drivers manage and service their own vehicles, and then claim those costs back via expenses. By operating in this way, the business does not benefit from economies of scale and there is no control over the driver or the dealer. By using a third party fleet management or vehicle leasing company, SMEs can minimise and most importantly, anticipate and manage vehicle SMR costs, which could potentially cut thousands of pounds in unnecessary costs each year.
Toomey Leasing Group; the UK’s leading independent company car contract hire and leasing specialist, is expert at helping SMEs to save money on their SMR costs. Additionally we provide a range of value-added services to ensure that the saving is significant:
- Direct Driver Liaison;
- 24/7 helpline for service bookings, breakdown/recovery and driver assistance;
- Monitoring and advice on fleet running costs and the provision of analytical data;
- Whole Life Cost analysis to ensure your organisation gains maximum value from your fleet policy;
- Formal Extensions;
- Dedicated Account Management;
- Online Mileage Capture;
- Fuel Card Management
All of these services will help you to save time and money and will be delivered to you via our ‘one-stop-shop’ approach to account management. We understand that the needs of different businesses vary and we are able to offer tailored packages to ensure that your business gets the best possible service. Let us alleviate the stress relating to your SMR costs, freeing up your time to focus on your core business activity.
Simply contact us today on 0800 091 4252 or visit www.toomeylease.com and we will arrange a no obligation, free fleet health check to identify where improvements could potentially be made.