Maintaining and repairing your semi-truck’s interior is essential for comfort, function, and value. Drivers spend a lot of time in their vehicles and on the road, making a smooth and comfortable ride important. For example, you want your seats in good condition, and all windows and door handles to operate correctly!
In addition, semi-truck interior maintenance boosts any future resale value. It also helps cut back on extensive and costly replacements that could creep up without regular upkeep and repair.
Here is why it’s important to fix and maintain your semi-truck’s interior:
Comfort Equals Safety
While repairs, maintenance, and some upgrades do add value, it also helps with driver comfort. For example, interior restoration lets you add improvements like a cleaner, more organized, and pleasant interior to be in.
Being uncomfortable can leave your drivers feeling tired, irritable, and distracted. These conditions, paired with long hours of driving, increase the risk of accidents and even health problems. That’s why interior fleet maintenance that leads to better comfort will also play into general safety.
Restore The Seats
Sitting is a big part of driving a semi-truck, so you want to have a comfortable seat for those long drives. Install a seat which proper lumbar support, which will provide the right support to prevent any soreness or stiffness. For added value, consider adding ventilation or moisture resistance or suspension if your routes cross rougher roads.
Check Safety Features
Improved safety is another fleet maintenance component with double benefits. First, upgraded safety adds value to your semi-truck and keeps your drivers safe. Advanced features make it easier to customize your fleet’s safety systems. Most fleets have standard safety features, so ensure those systems are up to date and working. For example, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring help expand drivers’ awareness without distracting or causing extra stress.
Repair The Little Things
It may not seem noticeable immediately, but little broken things can quickly add up and result in costly repairs. For example, door handles are used repetitively and could eventually wear out and need replacing. In addition, while worn-out locks are a security risk, your drivers risk getting locked out of their trucks at a stop.
The instruments in your semi-truck should also get a routine check and tune-up as part of any semi-truck interior maintenance. The odometer helps drivers know when an oil change is needed or when to schedule maintenance after a specific mileage. Engine oil pressure monitors the oil pressure, which is essential to protect the engine. At the same time, temperature gauges show the coolant, engine oil, transmission and rear and forward axles temperature.
Trust The Professionals
When it comes to fixing and maintaining your semi-trucks interior, there’s only so much fleet maintenance you can DIY. Beyond that, a professional can keep everything in working order.
Motorplex offers repairs for your semi-truck’s interior as well as general maintenance and repairs. So, whether you have a big or small problem, we can help ensure a comfortable, functional and safe ride.
Motorplex has shops in Auburn and Spokane, WA, with skilled and experienced teams at both locations. Contact Motorplex today!
Need professional fleet maintenance? Then Motorplex is here to help. Contact us now to book an appointment in Auburn, WA or Spokane, WA!
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