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Vehicle Damage

Vehicle abuse is an avoidable fleet cost. The overt and hidden aggregate cost of abuse and neglect across an entire fleet is significant. Here's advice from Automotive Fleet readers on the cost of fleet vehicle abuse and the actions you can take to thwart it.

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German Rental Agency Cancels Tesla Order

The damages included paint scratches and moisture in one of the headlights. More severe damages involved tire damage, defective charging controllers, and missing emergency call buttons. 

Mobile Solutions Streamline the Rental Process

New tools not only automate the checkout and check-in processes but they also streamline aspects of fleet management, such as vehicle movement and inventory, damage documentation and selling at auction.

How to Handle Vehicles Damaged in Transport

From hail to carelessness to simple scratches and dents to completely totaled vehicles, damage during vehicle transit does happen and can cost a company time and money. Can anything be done?

What’s Your Big Idea?

At the 2010 Car Rental Show, Jim Tennant of the Tennant Group held a profit idea session in which six products, services and ideas were presented that operators could bring home and employ in their businesses. Seminar attendees voted on the best idea. The winner, Sarah Romanowski of Ride Share Systems LLC, received a free pass to a future Car Rental Show. These six concepts could reduce expense and boost your bottom line.

Worst Clean-up Jobs Ever!

Auto Rental News went into the field once again to ask operators about their toughest clean-up jobs of rental cars. You gave us some doozies and advice on how to tackle them, as well as best practices regarding cleaning fees.

Cut Costs, Not Customer Service

By analyzing these often overlooked areas of car rental operations, you can add to your bottom line without affecting the rental experience.

Dent Removal: Quick and Paintless

At about one-fourth the cost of traditional dent removal at a body shop, on-site paintless dent removal (PDR) puts a vehicle back into service quicker and ups a turnback vehicle’s value in the auction lane.

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