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Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

This special report over five articles provides an in-depth examination of 2021 operating cost trends for fuel spend, scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, replacement tire prices, PM spend, warranty recovery, and a forecast of CY2022 expenses.

November 1, 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Preventative 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.

November 1, 2021

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 2021
Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Many tire OEMs have increased prices in CY-2021, ranging from 3-10% depending on type of tire and size. Higher commodity prices and increased ocean freight rates are being passed on to end users as OE profit margins compress.

October 26, 2021

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Offers a Cure to Range Anxiety

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Offers a Cure to Range Anxiety

The 2020 model-year Bolt EV increases its driving range on a full charge to an EPA-estimated 259 miles, up by 21 miles over the previous model. The Bolt comes with an impressive array of driver-assistance technologies.

January 6, 2021

Q&A: How Ford Plans to Increase Commercial Vehicle Sales

Q&A: How Ford Plans to Increase Commercial Vehicle Sales

Ford wants to make commercial vehicles a larger part of its business, and Ford CV leader Ted Cannis explains how the company is turning to things such as electrification and connectivity to make it happen.

December 6, 2020

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