Vehicle Parts and Accessories
routeONE magazine|8 March 2017 - Issue 680

Replacement parts will always be necessary, even for the most well maintained fleet.Consider investing in aftermarket accessories to reap the long-term benefits.

Jessica Sludds

When operating a coach and bus business, ensuring you have the right parts and accessories for your vehicles is important for passenger comfort, but most importantly, for their safety.

Investing in certain parts will also save you money in the long run, as well as reduce emissions.

There will come a time where replacement components must be fitted, a necessary and vital procedure to ensure the safety and longevity of your fleet.

Replacing parts

Parts may be needed as a matter of urgency. In what can be a stressful situation, make sure your supplier is up to the job by choosing the right business to suit your needs.

And they’ll need to deliver fast – the speed in which they can provide services is essential in an emergency situation, when time is of the essence.

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts are often considered the best.

The options

Many operators refuse to buy anything else, although there are many reputable alternative options on offer that could potentially save you on costs, at no cost to your performance.

As well as important repair work, there is an opportunity to refurbish existing vehicles to improve looks and provide a more passenger-friendly experience.

Cover yourself

There are aftermarket products on offer that can also benefit the safety of your vehicle, the driver and passengers, and other road users – things that could be the deciding factor in a potentially hefty compensation claim in the future.

Making sure you’ve always got a plan in place and a supplier in mind for parts is just good business sense.

The suppliers in this week’s Supplier Spotlight have your vehicle parts and accessory needs covered.

Reduce emissions and cut vehicle efficiency costs with Alcoa Wheels

New and greener propulsion technologies are expensive. The main focus is on cost efficiency.

City bus specifications are moving rapidly towards aluminium wheels.

With forged Alcoa Wheels, the total cost of ownership is considerably lower over a 10- 15-year service lifetime.

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