The City of Plainview, Texas, has saved about $37,000 since it started doing its maintenance in-house nine months ago. City officials decided to reactivate its City Service Center in October of last year, after 18 months of sitting idle, and began fleet maintenance operations in January, reports the Plainview Daily Herald.
At the center, Fleet Maintenance Superintendent Uriel Villa and two diesel mechanics repair all of the city's vehicles and equipment, except for work done under warranty. By bringing the work in-house, the city has saved about $37,000 in parts and repairs compared to last year, when it sent out all vehicles for commercial work.
The city also hopes to extend the life of its fleet by keeping a closer eye on its vehicles and implementing a preventive maintenance program.