A proactive fleet maintenance program is vital to the health of your fleet and your business’s bottom line. Proper fleet maintenance programs will decrease downtime, prevent expensive breakdowns and fleet repairs, and extend the life of your vehicles.
Here are four components that should be in your fleet maintenance program:
Recording Truck Information Regularly
You should have a comprehensive intake process for when one of your trucks drives onto your lot. You want to know which vehicle it is, where it’s been, details from its last inspection, and information about its overall health. After the post-trip inspection, records of the truck’s condition should go to the fleet manager so that they can schedule any fleet repairs or maintenance. Streamlining your intake process will help fleet managers schedule repairs.
Triage Your Fleet Repairs & Maintenance
You can’t have all your fleet vehicles in the shop at once. Triage your fleet maintenance and prioritize the issues according to the complexity of their diagnosis. Then allow your hired mechanics to focus on the complex problems that impact downtime and profits. Your in-house team can handle some minor issues, while others might need expertise from a shop like Motorplex. Having a quality diagnostic system will provide a screenshot of all your vehicle’s health, so you can better prioritize fleet maintenance and repairs. That leads to the next component.
Invest in a Comprehensive, User-Friendly Diagnosis System
If the diagnosis happens in-house, invest in a high-quality, user-friendly diagnostic solution that supports all makes and models of vehicles in your fleet. Before purchasing anything, ensure it has a training feature, so you and others in your shop can learn how to use it properly. That way, more people in your shop can triage the issues or even deal with the insignificant repairs in-house. For advice on choosing a comprehensive diagnostic tool, contact your friends at Motorplex!
Have a Process for Fleet Repairs
After all these steps, of course, comes fleet repairs. As mentioned, sometimes, a member of your team or the vehicle driver can repair minor issues. However, it’s best to bring it into an experienced and reputable fleet maintenance and repair shop for complex repairs. You can also create a document that provides estimated downtime for specific repairs so that you can prioritize your repairs accordingly. Once the process is in place, these four components will work like a well-oiled machine.
Motorplex Can Help
Motorplex offers fleet maintenance, repairs, and heavy vehicle services in Auburn and Spokane. We also provide on-site repairs and maintenance if you need us to come to you. In addition, we can assist with a range of repairs and services, including inspections and diagnostics. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Motorplex Offers Fleet Maintenance in Auburn and Spokane
Motorplex offers fleet maintenance, in-shop repairs, and onsite mobile service in Auburn and Spokane. We can work on all makes and models from light automotive, medium-truck, and heavy-duty vehicles. As diesel engine repair experts, you can trust that fleet is in good hands.
Need professional fleet maintenance? Then Motorplex is here to help. Contact us now to book an appointment in Auburn, WA or Spokane, WA!