Fleet maintenance is vital to keeping your vehicles and equipment safe to drive. There are several things you can look out for to ensure that everything is running smoothly! This checklist will help you to maintain safe working conditions. Keep reading to find our top things to look out for!
A Daily Walk Around
A daily check can be carried out by you or your drivers every day before using any vehicles. Try using a simple system to report any issues or to record the things that are functioning properly. You are much more likely to spot any maintenance issues this way and they can be fixed appropriately.
Regular Oil Checks
Checking your oil regularly is something that applies to all vehicles, so ensuring that your oil is at the correct level is very important. Commercial vehicles may spend a lot of time in standstill traffic or waiting idly. This can lead to oil breaking down faster, so regular oil checks can help to keep your vehicle running as efficiently as it always has.
Commercial vehicles carry a lot of heavy loads, which will apply pressure to your fleet’s suspension system, which can wear it out. If you feel you’re experiencing a rougher or bumpier ride in your truck or lorry, it might be a sign that your suspension is worn down, which can be dangerous for drivers.
Engines and Coolants
Engines get hot. The inner workings of your vehicle will heat up, especially during short journeys or from frequent stopping and starting. It is vital that you check your coolant fluids and keep these topped up to prevent any danger from overheating.
Commercial vehicle tyres will wear down over time and with use. Checking that your tyres are wearing down at the same rate and that the tyre tread is balanced will help you to minimise tyre wear.
Checking your tyres regularly will also help you to spot any punctures or tears and get them repaired. Driving with improper or damaged tyres is extremely dangerous and should not be done in any circumstance.
We understand the importance of having a fleet management company that you can depend on. Here at Transcare, we provide reliable and efficient truck and lorry servicing for vehicles of all sizes. Whether you operate with one vehicle or a hundred, we are here to keep your fleet running safely for you and your employees.
If you are interested in any of our specialist services for your vehicles, feel free to get in touch with us today to find out more about what we can do for you. For more information or any enquiries, contact our team and one of our staff members will be happy to speak to you.