VQS pre defleet inspection helps fleets reduce end of contract charges
Fleet managers are generally unaware of the extent of any damage or repairs that are required on an employee’s vehicle until it has been returned at the end of its leasing contract, by which time it can be too late to take action and there is no option but to simply ‘take the financial hit’.
Instead, our pre de-fleet inspection means a company car can be assessed one, two or three months prior to it being handed back.
A VQS inspector visits the company site and undertakes the assessment. Any required repairs or damage are highlighted and a cost to repair is immediately calculated. The fleet manager can then decide whether to have the work undertaken prior to it being defleeted, or simply pay the dehire charges which the lease company will impose to bring the car back to the condition required for onward sale.
Developed in-house, VQS’ tablet-based vehicle inspection technology provides full transparency of a vehicle’s condition at the end of a contract, generating repair estimates and charges in real-time supported by high quality images.
Simon Jackson, managing director of VQS said: “Often a fleet of cars or vans can be spread across the country and the fleet manager may not be aware of vehicle condition over the three or four years of the contract lease.
“One of our leasing clients is already offering this to its customers and the response has been very positive. It gives them choices rather than simply being landed with a large dehire bill when an employee returns their company vehicle,” he added.