The longer your fleet vehicle is in the shop getting maintenance or repairs, the less time it is working for you on the road. Those downtime hours can add up and cost your company money. The good news is that there are ways to reduce that downtime without compromising the safety and maintenance of your vehicle.
Schedule Software and Maintenance
Management software will is vital in benchmarking and reporting on part failure rates and help to schedule preventative fleet maintenance. Fleet management software ensures all vehicles benefit from frequent inspections and scheduled maintenance. Data can also help you predict upcoming repairs.
A vehicle that misses routine mechanical inspections is more prone to unexpected issues. If that happens, the repair time will take longer than on a well-kept vehicle.
Preventative Fleet Maintenance
While a planned maintenance schedule is important, there is also value in preventative action. Pre- and post-trip inspections are critical to preventative maintenance. This inspection time won’t interfere with travel as the vehicle is already in the yard or shop. These checks can catch potential issues before they worsen and can be dealt with immediately. Things like checking fluid levels, tire pressure, lubricant levels and potential leaks can save you from costly breaks in your fleet vehicle.
Plan Some Downtime
Instead of relying on fitting in inspections and maintenance when downtime is convenient, take the time to plan for it. If you are handling a fleet vehicle repair outside a scheduled inspection, make the most of that downtime. Optimize that vehicle’s time in the shop by fitting in additional maintenance so you won’t have to worry about it later. That will let you maximize the downtime and ensure the problem doesn’t worsen.
Use a Fleet Services Provider
Having a trusted fleet services provider on call is just as important an asset as your fleet. A professional team can provide more in-depth and detailed inspections of your fleet. They’ll also have the tools and equipment to do repairs or tune-ups that keep your fleet running smoothly.
Providers like Motorplex ensure optimal performance for your fleet year-round. Plus, if you run into an emergency where you can’t fit the repairs alone or slot in preventative fleet maintenance, Motorplex is on call to help. We offer on-site and mobile repairs to heavy-duty fleets.
Give Motorplex a call today to learn more about our services!
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!