- Increased oil service intervals – Despite the fact that costs for oil services increased by three dollars from the previous year ($39 to $42), the interval for oil changes increased from 3.6 months to 4.3 months and from 7,515 miles to 8,817 miles. This can be attributed to improvements in engine design, onboard vehicle technology and oil quality.
- Proper vehicle cycling – Although costs for replacement tires increased by 10 percent in 2013 as compared to 2012, fewer tires were purchased due to proper vehicle cycling. This resulted in a three percent decrease in overall tire cost per vehicle. Additionally, new tire technology has helped to extend tire tread life.
- Improvement in overall vehicle quality – Overall vehicle quality continued to improve across the industry, resulting in longer lasting parts and less frequent maintenance requirements.
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