You might be asking yourself how we can reduce these costs. There are many factors that can contribute to your true maintenance costs, some include salaries, labor, parts, and most importantly down-time! It’s difficult to reduce all costs areas at one time. Start with listing areas where you are spending your budget. Look section by section for alternative solutions to your current plan. One of these areas should focus on replacement parts. Did you know that 45% of maintenance costs are attributed to parts? Strategize you your parts program and reduce costs. This will help cut down on the biggest hidden maintenance costs, dreaded down-time.