At Autoworks in Ithaca, we know how important it is that your fleet benefits you as much as possible. One of the easiest ways to ensure this is by minimizing breakdowns. Breakdowns are expensive, time-consuming, and throw a wrench into operations; and as anyone who operates a fleet knows, time and efficiency are the most important factors in getting the most out of your fleet. Here are some tips on minimizing breakdowns in your fleet, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.
Why is Regular Maintenance so Important? - Regular maintenance is the largest contributor to maintaining a fleet and minimizing headaches. Sure, it’s a pain in its own right, but at least it’s on your terms. To truly get the most out of regular maintenance, have a schedule and track maintenance items that have been done, need to be done or are coming up. This allows you to plan in advance for maintenance and makes maintenance a normal part of the background in fleet operations. You won’t be scrambling to get things taken care of, or kicking yourself when something goes wrong.
Inspections There are inspections you can do yourself, and inspections that should be handled by a professional. Set standards for things that should be inspected daily, weekly, or monthly, depending on use and maintenance items. Check things like fluid levels, tire condition, and operation of lights and turn signals, so you know if something goes wrong or catch an easy issue before it causes a breakdown. If you find an issue, be sure to bring your fleet vehicle to us here at Autoworks so we can get the issue taken care of. Have things that are more extensive inspected at the shop as necessary - things like alignments, condition of steering and suspension components, fuel systems, etc. The best way to avoid a breakdown is by taking preventative measures.
Get it Done - Don’t wait until you have time to get a problem taken care of. The truth is, there’s never a good time to have a truck in the shop - but the longer you wait, the more likely it is that the truck will breakdown unexpectedly, cause damage to other components, and potentially become a safety hazard. If you notice coolant that doesn’t look right, tires that are wearing quickly or unevenly, or noises that you shouldn’t be hearing, have it taken care of as soon as possible. It has to be done anyway, so you might as well correct it before the problem intensifies.
For all your fleet maintenance and repair needs, the professional technicians at Autoworks and Ithaca, NY will get you taken care of. For the best fleet repair shop in Ithaca, NY, call or stop by Autoworks today.
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