Company car drivers shun servicing responsibilities

Survey shows many believe it is up to employers

Published:  14 August, 2015

Company car drivers are shunning responsibility for having service and maintenance carried out on their vehicles.

According to a survey by Venson, 58% of drivers think its their employers responsibility to ensure a car is serviced at appropriate intervals, while 52% top up their coolants and 53% check their oil levels.

Gil Kelly, operations director at Venson said: "Only 42% 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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