Preventative maintenance is one of the best things you can do for your fleet. At B&L Towing, our truck maintenance services focus on what you need to keep your vehicles running reliably and minimize their out-of-service days. We are also budget-friendly, providing affordable services whether you have a single truck or an entire fleet.
What Is Preventative Maintenance?
It is any routine care your vehicles need. Some examples of preventative maintenance include:
- Oil Changes
- Filter Changes
- Air Filter Replacement
- Checking Fluid Levels and Topping Off Fluids
- Checking Lights
- Replacing Windshield Wiper Blades
- Checking the Battery
- Checking Exhaust System
- Brake Inspection, Repair, and Replacement
- Fuel Injection
- And More
Vehicle manufacturers establish maintenance schedules for their vehicles. Most newer vehicles need less frequent oil changes and other maintenance than older vehicles. However, that is not the only thing impacting your maintenance schedule. Other factors can influence it, as well.
What type of oil do you use? Using a full synthetic may be more expensive, but you may need less frequent oil changes.
What are the driving conditions? Driving in dusty, salty, or sandy areas may lead to more oil changes. So, if your trucks are hauling things to or from quarries, you may have more significant maintenance needs than if your fleet is doing city driving.
Why Is Preventative Maintenance Important?
Negligence is the main reason for breakdowns. Your manufacturer sets maintenance schedules because that is what the vehicle needs for optimal performance. You may also require routine maintenance to keep your warranty valid. However, preventative maintenance also allows your mechanic to see what is happening under the hood. The mechanic can spot any issues that may be developing and help you prevent them.
Preventing breakdowns is essential. First, scheduling maintenance is much more convenient than dealing with a roadside breakdown. For a commercial vehicle, breakdowns can mean missed deadlines, ruined products, and poor customer service.
In addition, breakdowns can lead to more significant problems, which could lead to a engine repair, transmission repair, brake repair, suspension repair, or more. For example, replacing hoses can prevent an overheated vehicle. Skipping that maintenance could lead to severe issues, such as a cracked engine head. That may be one of the more dramatic examples of neglect leading to more severe problems. Still, any neglect can lead to expensive problems.
Ready for a reliable mechanic who can meet your vehicle maintenance needs? Contact B&L Towing. Whether you need maintenance for a single vehicle or a whole fleet, our truck maintenance services are here for all your maintenance needs.