Why Fleet Maintenance is an Important Aspect of Your Business
Your company’s fleet of vehicles should always be in great working order and ready to go on a moment’s notice. This means that the maintenance of your fleet is one of the most important aspects of operating your business. Even if only one of your vehicles is not in working condition, it can cause a myriad of problems. Here, we’ll review some of the reasons why fleet maintenance is extremely vital to your business.
The Importance of Maintaining Your Fleet
When your company’s fleet is improperly maintained, it can cause a number of different issues, including:
A delay in pick-ups or deliveries
Problems with transporting customers or employees
A decrease in fuel efficiency
The risk of an accident while an employee is driving a company vehicle
In the end, this can only mean one thing: a decrease in your overall profit.
The first step in properly maintaining your fleet is to fix any major issues. This could include things such as exterior damage, broken parts, replacing tires and the like. These are the types of issues that should be done as soon as possible, and you should never allow employees to drive vehicles with issues until they are rectified.
Stay on Top of Checkups and Repairs
Vehicles that don’t need major repairs will still need checkups and regular maintenance. These repairs include dressing belts, replacing windshield wiper blades, oil/fluid change, brake check-up, inspection and tire rotation. These issues are especially important for vehicles in your fleet that may have been sitting for awhile and not being used.
Keep a Checklist
If you’re in charge of the fleet service or fleet repair in your company, it’s best to keep a checklist so that you don’t lose track of all of the fleet repairs that need to be made on your company’s vehicles. Keep track of information such as:
The last date of repairs
Any upcoming maintenance appointments
Critical issues and repairs that need to happen immediately
By keeping track of this information, you give yourself the ability to see this information visually and this can help with planning in other business aspects. For example, if you’re set to have an important job and you need to utilize a certain number of vehicles, seeing that it’s been awhile since you’ve had a scheduled maintenance, you’ll want to get the fleet in for a checkup before you send them out to do an important job.
Your fleet is important to you, so it is important to us. Contact us for priority service and maintenance to keep your vehicles running smoothly.