Lease state Vehicles

Lease state Vehicles

What problem does it solve? Eliminate the need to have a central motor pool. Leasing would allow for a constant rotation of newer cars for state government at a cheaper rate than purchasing. Dealers can service the cars better than motor pool since they have parts etc. available on the spot. I image you could probably even get the dealers to do oil changes and basic maintenance right at the state offices saving even more time. We waste a lot of time taking two cars to motor just to give the other driver a ride back. What is your solution and who does it apply to? Dealers can service the cars better than motor pool since they have parts etc. available on the spot. I image you could probably even get the dealers to do oil changes and basic maintenance right at the state offices saving even more time. We waste a lot of time taking two cars to motor pool just to give the other driver a ride back. One driver could go to the dealer and it takes 20 minutes for an oil change. Since dealers are located all over the state even dropping on off would still save many hours of driving. Could also work with such places as Wawa to have a state account to fill up cars with gas rather than trying to find a state facility which are often inconvenient to get to. What is the anticipated impact? A significant savings in the overall cost of vehicles and maintenance to those vehicles and these vehicle would be turned back into the dealers at the end of the lease not have to spend the time auctioning them of.

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State Government is about giving jobs to more people , already car mechanic profession is suffering because less maintenance of hybrid and EV. In next five years it will be difficult to keep Motor pool staff busy. What extra work we can give them to make them innovator for auto industry. Motor pool should arrange to pick up the car for maintenance and deliver back.

I suppose the downside is that motor pool staff would then be out of a job.

Yes, Marc. Thank you for pointing that out. I didn't think about that. (The last NEW car I bought was in 1987!)

New cars come with 3 year warranty so anything other than a basic oil change should be coved under the manufacturer. Cost savings would be huge, think of all the people we are paying at motor pool. Leasing a car is almost half of what you would pay to purchase.

Would the repair bill from a dealership be less expensive than the cost of operating the motor pool? Or would the savings from leasing vs buying cover that increased cost?

I concur. Motor Pool is not conveniently located, vehicles remain there for excessive periods of time due to limited staff/resources, and finding 2 people to transport vehicles is a hassle when workers are already stretched thin. It would save on costly repairs, vehicles would be more readily available, and the State gas stations are often out of the way, using more fuel and time to fill up the tank than having an arrangement with a retailer such as Wawa.

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