Some tasks are simply not cost-effective to do in-house. Fleet cleaning is one of them. Whether you have a fleet of lorries, run a peer-to-peer car lending scheme or even manage an estate agent’s fleet of cars, keeping all those vehicles clean is one job you could do without.
Cost savings are perhaps the primary reason to outsource your fleet cleaning operation, but that’s certainly not the only benefit. Even if you have always washed your business’s vehicles in-house, there are so many compelling reasons to outsource your fleet cleaning that you might just think again.
1. You want a cleaner fleet
There are no two ways about it. If you outsource your fleet cleaning to a specialist like Dropless, your fleet will be cleaner. For your business, cleaning your fleet is just an afterthought, and in all likelihood, something you’d rather do without. For a fleet cleaning specialist, it’s their bread and butter. It’s something they must do well, and at the right price, or they’ll go out of business. It’s as simple as that.
At Dropless, we use specialist nano solutions to help us save over 150 litres of water per wash. Our super-hydrophobic formula cleans, refreshes, shines and adds two coats of protective wax all in one. It also applies a hydrophobic water sheeting to all surfaces to add a further protective layer. The result is cleaner vehicles that look better and last longer. There’s also no risk of damage to your paint or metal parts.
2. Your business is growing rapidly
A few years ago, cleaning the small number of vehicles in your fleet might have been a quick, painless process that didn’t disrupt your workflow. However, as you’ve grown, fleet cleaning has become an increasingly time-consuming operation that’s taking your attention away from managing your fleet and running your business.
With so much to do, maintaining a regular cleaning schedule becomes a battle, and the cleanliness of your fleet, and ultimately the perception of your business, will suffer. Just as you’d outsource the cleaning of your office, finding a third party to take care of your fleet cleaning will free up your time so you can focus on the tasks that only you can do.
3. You need to reduce your costs
Investing in fleet cleaning supplies and equipment is a cost that will quickly add up. There’s also the environmental regulations to consider. Whether you clean one vehicle or 100, you must arrange for the collection and disposal of the dirty water or run-off from vehicle washing or pay for a water reclamation system to prevent pollution. You may also have to create a designated wash bay. And then there are all those wasted man-hours to consider.
Alternatively, you could get in touch with a team of fleet cleaning professionals. They’ll have all the equipment and supplies you need and take care of your environmental obligations on your behalf. That represents a single, simple cost that’s easy to account for and manage.
4. It’s better for your brand
If you’ve gone to the trouble and expense of advertising on your vehicles, you want to make sure that everyone who sees those vehicles gets the best possible impression of your brand. Research has shown that in traffic-heavy areas such as London, your vehicles could be seen by up to 3,000 potential customers an hour. If your vehicles are covered in dirt and grime, what does that say about your business?
An outsourced fleet cleaning service will have the supplies, equipment, processes and training to keep your vehicles looking their best and enhance the perception of your brand on the road. At Dropless, you can set your own schedule, whether it’s mornings, evenings or weekends, to make sure your fleet grabs the customers’ attention for all the right reasons.
5. You want to save money on payroll
The cost of employment goes up every year. First, you have the cost of recruiting employees in the first instance. Then there’s the onboarding, ongoing training, salary and benefits, taxes, insurance and pension contributions to pay. Given these costs, it makes sense to outsource as many non-core functions as you can. By paying for a third party to take care of your fleet cleaning, you’ll reduce your human resource requirements in-house, saving you time, money and hassle.
6. Your vehicles will last longer
Done right, regular fleet cleaning becomes an essential part of maintenance that can extend the lifespan of your vehicles. If it’s left to build-up, the grime, water, salt, oil and other contaminants that your vehicles pick up off the road will slowly cause corrosion. It’s particularly important to wash your vehicles regularly during the winter months, when the salt on the road can do serious damage to the metal parts.
As well as helping to keep your vehicles at their best for longer, a regular fleet cleaning service can also reduce the costs of depreciation. Regular washing along with other routine maintenance will help to preserve your vehicle’s resale value and boost the business’s bottom line.
7. You want to boost your environmental credentials
More and more businesses and consumers are considering the environmental credentials of organisations when making their purchasing decisions. Working with a ‘green’ fleet cleaning provider could give your business something to shout about and help to boost the sustainability and appeal of your firm.
Achieve a greener, cleaner fleet with Dropless
At Dropless, our business fleet cleaning service will save you time, money and hassle while boosting the environmental credentials of your firm. Get in touch today to discuss your requirements with our team.