Reports from the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) show that unperformed vehicle maintenance across the entire US fleet has increased by $10 billion. Meanwhile, in another Car Care Council report, poorly maintained vehicles alone account for more than $2 billion in property damage, lost wages and medical bills. On the other hand, the average age of cars and light trucks on American roads today is more than 10 years.
Taking an average repair around $300 per vehicle across the entire fleet of cars and light trucks, one can potentially infer that millions of vehicles are in need of maintenance. A vehicle over five years old has a greater likelihood that it will need maintenance or service. The major share of this market belongs to the secondary market.
It therefore becomes imperative to have management software that manages preventive maintenance and follow-up schedules. Vehicles are better designed, have fewer moving parts, but will still require preventive maintenance. The GEM-CAR management software has been managing preventive maintenance since 2001 and assists its users to take advantage of this important source of revenue and, moreover, the ability to schedule in advance.