Company car drivers shun maintenance responsibilities

One in three company car drivers ignore dashboard warning lights

Company car drivers shun maintenance responsibilities
Fleet managers are facing hefty charges as drivers fail to maintain company cars.

A staggering 58 per cent of company car drivers think that it’s their employer’s responsibility to ensure the car is serviced at the appropriate intervals, despite it actually being the employee’s responsibility.

The findings, revealed in a Venson survey, show that just 52 per cent of company car drivers top up coolants and only 53 per cent check oil levels.

Gil Kelly, operations director at Venson said: “Only 42 per cent of the company car drivers we surveyed see maintenance as their responsibility, which could see fleet managers facing hefty charges at the end of the vehicle’s lease.

“This could be avoided if fleet managers, with the support of their fleet provider, communicate about service and maintenance responsibilities, not only at the time of handing over the keys of the car to an employee, but throughout the term of the lease to reduce wear and tear costs.”

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