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Top tips for fleet truck maintenance

If you own or manage trucks in any capacity, you know it is vital to maintain your vehicles to make sure your fleet operate reliably and consistently.

Your productivity could suffer in major ways if one of your trucks stop working without warning.

You can implement a strategy and tasks which ensures that your vehicles are taken care of and are not damaged or in need of too many repairs. Completing these tasks on a regular basis will help you keep your trucks in the best possible condition for as long as possible. Read on below for some top tips on how to maintain your fleet and keep your vehicles in top condition.

Check oil levels

Oil serves a range of purposes. The main function is to lubricate the numerous components found in the truck engines. Other purposes include transferring heat from moving parts to safer areas, guarding against corrosion, and removing contaminants that could otherwise damage an engine. When you practice checking your oil levels regularly, you’ll optimise the lifespan of a truck’s engine and other essential components.

Check exterior truck bodies

It’s crucial to regularly inspect truck bodies for signs of damage, a damaged truck will reflect unprofessional to clients. It is also important to consider the way in which the appearance of your trucks reflects your business and brand.

Check all lights

The exterior lights are vital when drivers are operating vehicles at night. It’s important to make sure all exterior and interior light are in great working condition as this play a great role in keeping motorist safe.

Replace certain components regularly

Ask an expert to provide you with a list of truck components that tend to wear down. Should you notice even minor signs of wear and tear, you’ll likely want to replace the affected parts sooner than later.

Schedule truck service regularly

Invest in a truck maintenance specialist, they are qualified to perform tasks including checking the cooling system, electrical components, belts, hoses, brakes and more. Trucks develop problems over time. A specialist will help to ensure the repairs are completed promptly and effectively.

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