Below, we’ve broken down a comparison of the unplanned maintenance cost between two identical buses; one equipped with a LiquidSpring suspension and a second with a “competitive” brand’s solution. There’s CLASS with LiquidSpring, and then there’s everything else.

  • Vehicle: Eldorado Aerotech 270
  • Chassis: 2018 Ford E-450
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LiquidSpring # of Service Appointments
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Competition # of Service Appointments
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LiquidSpring Repair Cost per Mile
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Competition Repair Cost per Mile
DateMaintenance / Repairs PerformedMileagePartsLaborTotal
10/18/2018Tighten Stop request cord2,783$37.50$37.50
12/20/2018SERVICE/MULTI-POINT INSPECTION7,102$0.00
12/20/2018Tighten Kill S/W7,102$37.50$37.50
2/4/2019Tighten Kill S/W10,291$37.50$37.50
3/13/2019SERVICE/MULTI-POINT INSPECTION14,011$0.00
6/10/2019SERVICE/MULTI-POINT INSPECTION21,148$0.00
8/5/2019Replace headlamp26,375$25.89$37.50$63.39
8/27/2019SERVICE/MULTI-POINT INSPECTION28,289$0.00
10/8/2019Replace ft brakes31,218$119.99$112.50$232.49
10/8/20196 tires31,218$624.06$225.00$849.06
11/7/2019Replace headlamp34,733$25.89$37.50$63.39
11/18/2019SERVICE/MULTI-POINT INSPECTION35,213$0.00
2/7/2020SERVICE/MULTI-POINT INSPECTION42,062$0.00
4/10/2020Check chair lift/All ok46,470$0.00
4/13/2020Check engine light/Fuel cap loose47,003$0.00
4/14/2020Tighten loose Radio antenna cable at radio47,153$37.50$37.50
4/28/2020Replace air filter47,338$7.99$75.00$82.99
1/4/2021Final Mileage58,543
Total Cost$1,441.32
Cost per Mile$0.025
DateMaintenance / Repairs PerformedMileagePartsLaborTotal
11/8/2018Stop cord sticking3,57838$37.50
12/31/2018SERVICE/MULTI-POINT INSPECTION7,143$0.00
3/12/2019SERVICE/MULTI-POINT INSPECTION14,025$0.00
3/12/2019Adjust chair lift14,02556$56.25
5/8/2019Lube rear suspension (Squeak) Tight grab rail screws18,256113$112.50
5/9/2019Secure/ reaffix anchor point for over head compartment18,410300$300.00
5/16/2019Lube rear suspention (Squeak)18,81138$37.50
6/12/2019SERVICE/MULTI-POINT INSPECTION21,191$0.00
6/12/2019Tighten screws in roof and handrails21,19175$75.00
7/22/2019Clean and remove dirt from rear suspention lube same75$75.00
8/23/2019SERVICE/MULTI-POINT INSPECTION28,102$0.00
8/27/2019Replace steer tires28,10620875$283.02
9/3/2019Replace rear pads and rotors761$760.96
9/20/2019Replace rear tires30,251416150$566.04
10/11/2019Repaire loose ground wire32,14775$75.00
10/31/2019Replace headlamp33,9342638$63.39
11/7/2019Replace headlamp2638$63.39
11/18/2019SERVICE/MULTI-POINT INSPECTION35,340$0.00
12/12/2019replace front brakes37,404275$274.97
2/7/2020SERVICE/MULTI-POINT INSPECTION42,069225$225.00
4/8/2020Replace headlamp46,4922638$63.39
4/14/2020Tighten loose Radio antenna cable at radio47,16138$37.50
4/28/2020Loose wire and missing screw for A/C47,47975$75.00
5/5/2020Stop request module replaced47,6968138$118.35
Latest mileage58,179
Total Cost$3,299.76
Cost per Mile0.057