Your trucks and other fleet vehicles are on the road hard at work every day. Whether your fleets are moving locally or traveling across the country, you need to show your vehicles some love by subjecting them to regular maintenance.
It might seem a hassle to pull one or two vehicles off the road to do such a thing. But it’s an even bigger hassle to have them off the road for a day or longer due to a breakdown.
In this post, let’s discuss fleet maintenance, what could happen if you neglect it, and the issues you can avoid by observing this service.
Neglecting Fleet Maintenance Affects Not Only Your Business
When you neglect your fleet vehicles, it does not only affect your business—you jeopardize your customer’s business, too. Customers expect your trailer trucks or delivery vans to bring their goodies on time. Any delays can significantly cost their business, and the situation may return to bite you.
Fleet maintenance is the ongoing process of keeping your trucks and other fleet vehicles in good condition. It typically involves routine inspections, preventive maintenance, repairs, and parts replacement.
While you can’t totally prevent all repairs, fleet maintenance can help you drastically avoid unexpected breakdowns, reduce downtime, extend the lifespan of your vehicles, and save money by avoiding costly repairs.
It also helps ensure your vehicles are safe and compliant with regulations, more so if you transport goods or passengers.
Types of Repairs You Can Avoid with Fleet Maintenance
At Mast Service Center in Etna Green, IN, some common issues we handle include the following:
- Tire issues: We look for worn tread, a tread that wears unevenly, tire separation, tread depth, and check the air pressure. We ensure you won’t have a tire blowout by inspecting your tires for defects and separation.
- Brake issues: When we check the brakes, we look at the pads, rotors, and all other components of the brake system (including the air lines for air brakes).
- Oil and fluid leaks: Fleet vehicles are susceptible to oil leaks because of the miles each vehicle drives. We check for other leaks every time you bring your fleet vehicles for an oil change, like coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and transmission leaks.
- Suspension and steering: We can quickly check these systems when your fleet vehicle is on the lift for an oil change or other preventative maintenance. We’ll catch worn suspension and steering parts and leaking power steering pumps, racks, gearboxes, and hoses before you get back on the road.
Give Your Fleet Vehicles Some Love With the Help of Mast Service Center, Inc.
When you bring your trucks and other fleet vehicles to our shop in Etna Green, IN, we do not only oil changes and tune-ups. Our fleet services include everything—brakes, tires, battery, electrical system, engine, suspension, exhaust, and more.
We also catch upcoming repairs and let you know if we see anything that requires attention. We can fix them before they leave you stranded on the road. This way, you won’t have to worry that much if your big rig breaks down and there are no repair shops in the immediate vicinity.
Contact Mast Service Center at (574) 646-2127, and let’s set your fleet up to a regular maintenance schedule. You can find our shop at 8608 North State Road 19, Etna Green, IN 46524.