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Maintenance Costs

Explore the highs, lows, and fleet priorities in our countdown of the top 10 maintenance stories that showcase the best practices and must-haves of keeping things running smoothly.

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Preventive Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

A variety of factors converged to exert upward pressure on preventive maintenance costs, such as longer vehicle service lives due to limited product availability, the ongoing transition to synthetic oils, and higher labor rates to attract scarce technicians.

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Part and labor prices have increased 4-8%, while part and labor availability have decreased. Due to difficulties sourcing replacement vehicles, fleets are keeping units in service longer. This caused repair spend to increase in 2021.

Report: EVs Cost Less to Maintain

The estimated scheduled maintenance cost for a light-duty battery-electric vehicle is substantially lower than that of a conventional internal combustion engine vehicle, according to a new report by the Argonne National Laboratory.

Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety equipment, to increased material costs pushing up pricing on parts, upfits, and replacement tires.

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