Preventative Fleet Maintenance Saves You Time & Money
Be proactive not reactive…
Preventive fleet maintenance consists of scheduled servicing, inspections, and vehicle repairs to prevent potential problems and maximize vehicle availability.
Preventive fleet maintenance is used to avoid or reduce vehicle breakdowns and is based on time, mileage, engine hours, or amounts of fuel used.
Preventive maintenance actions include:
- Vehicle inspection
- Worn parts replacement
So why should you be concerned with fleet maintenance?
To maximize the availability of vehicles, fleet maintenance must be performed on a scheduled basis. If preventive fleet maintenance is not performed regularly, vehicle life span will be greatly reduced.
Some vehicles may be prone to excessive breakdowns requiring expensive repairs, causing a vehicle to be out of service when least expected and possibly when needed most. Vehicles may become unsafe due to lack of fleet maintenance. Proper fleet maintenance will also help prevent litigation from negligence.
Fleet maintenance is as important as driver safety programs. If a vehicle becomes unsafe due to lack of fleet maintenance or repairs, the fleet manager can be held liable for negligent entrustment. As defined, liability is premised upon providing an employee with a dangerous tool or instrument, such as a vehicle, while knowing, or having reason to know, that use of the vehicle creates unreasonable risk or harm to others.
Simply stated, the vehicle must be safe to operate. Should the brakes fail causing a serious crash or fatality, the vehicle is impounded by authorities for investigation.
Should the investigation determine that faulty brakes or other vehicle malfunctions contributed to the accident, the authorities can seek a court order to obtain vehicle maintenance records. If your operation fails to practice preventive maintenance under these circumstances, you could be prosecuted for a negligent act, which you failed to prevent.
Developing an effective fleet maintenance program:
An effective fleet maintenance program should consist of the following:
- Checklist of fleet maintenance service tasks performed
- Fleet maintenance service interval or frequency to perform tasks
- Driver written-up inspections and/or complaints.
- An automotive facility with trained professional automotive technicians — either in-house or outsourced
- Scheduling and recordkeeping, either manual or electronic
Auto Mate Does It For You:
At Auto Mate we offer a full range of fleet management solutions with our expert team there to guide you.
Our Priority is keep your fleet on the road by minimizing down time and keeping your vehicles in tip top shame by giving you the best possible solutions with preventive options and fleet management programs.
The outlets are all equipped with hi-tech diagnostic equipment to identify engine faults, electrical problems, clear fault codes and reset service lights, airbag lights, etc. on most makes of vehicles. We also make recommendations on planned maintenance and provide service records and regular follow-ups.
Our Services Include:
- Lube Services
- Minor Services
- Major Services
- Fleet Maintenance
- Recommendations on Planned Maintenance
- Auto-Mate Service Record & Regular Follow-ups
We also repair / replace:
- Gearbox & Differentials
Contact Us For More Information.