When your business relies on a fleet of vehicles to get the job done, ensuring that they are all properly maintained and working well is critical to your success. Not only do you want to ensure that they look good to keep a professional image, but if they don’t work well, they may cause loss of profits due to lateness and other damages. By following these four tips, you can help keep your fleet on the road where you need it.
Understand The Worth of Prevention
When your vehicles are serviced regularly and have all the work that they need to be done on a regular, planned schedule, your overall costs will be lower. Not only will there be fewer instances of breakdowns, but keeping up with your maintenance can help extend the lifespan of your fleet considerably.
Keep an Eye on Total Worth
Over time the amount of money you will need to spend to keep a car running and its overall worth begin to fluctuate and there comes a time when the cost of repairs may be more than what the car is worth. Knowing how to evaluate the cost of ownership can help you decide when it’s time to sell a vehicle for a newer model.
Spec Vehicles Properly
Depending on the usage, the load carried, and operating conditions the vehicles in your fleet may need more or less care. If you are under spec’ing, your car will wear down faster and not be adequately maintained. If you over spec, you’ll be putting more maintenance into a vehicle than is necessary, creating unnecessary costs. Creating an accurate assessment with your fleet management team and reevaluating regularly can help ensure that your fleet has what they need.
Make Policy Priority
One of the most critical steps in maintaining a well cared for fleet is to ensure that company policy is well known and followed. Staff using the fleet should all be aware of care schedules, policies, and steps in case of accidents or repairs. When they are aware of the importance of care, staff will be better equipped to help keep vehicles in good repair.
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SLEC has been a supplier of heavy duty mobile column lifts and accessories for over 30 years. We are the preferred supplier in the industry because of the high standards we set for ourselves. We go above and beyond to provide excellent service to our customers. We manufacture all our products in the US, and we are BUY American Compliant. Our heavy duty mobile lifts are used in fleet maintenance garages all across the US. Contact us to find how our mobile column lifts and accessories can help your maintenance facility! You can contact us here or call us at 800-826-3486. Also, don’t forget to check out SLEC, Inc. on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.