Commercial Fleet Maintenance Tips in Toledo Ohio.
Now that the colder weather is around the corner, you may want to check your fleet vehicles to make sure they are in tip top condition.
Signature Mobile Auto Care can take the burden off of your fleet manager’s plate. Below are some maintenance tips.
Wash the underbody and outside
The bottom of your company vehicles may be overlooked when you perform regular maintenance. Make sure you clean underneath so you remove all salt, sand and road grime as these substances can lead to corrosion.
Corrosion can lead to rust, which can make your fleet vehicles dangerous on the roads.
Salt and sand can also wreak havoc on your vehicles paintwork. Protect vehicles by regularly getting them cleaned and waxed.
When cleaning, ensure that all the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies are also washed properly and make sure that there is no excess water in areas with metal in them as this can lead to the development of rust.
A major part of fleet maintenance is maintaining the pressure and alignment of your vehicles tires.
If drivers are taking your fleet vehicles out with under or over inflated tires, it may cause more expensive damage down the road, so make sure they are always kept at the correct pressure.
Check the fluid levels
It is vital that vehicles in your fleet have the correct amount of coolant in their radiators.
If there is too much water in the system it can create rust while not enough liquid coolant means you run the risk of the engine overheating.
Make sure the engine has the recommended coolant level so drivers won’t need to call upon roadside assistance to get them out of a tight spot!
Windshield washer fluid can also be depleted quickly so it is important to check it regularly as well.
The engine oil and filter needs to be replaced every 3,000 miles or so, also you want to make sure brake and transmission fluids are at appropriate levels.
Call Signature Mobile Auto Care today to schedule your on-site needs analysis. We service NW Ohio and SE Michigan.