Critical Vehicle Maintenance Tips Every Fleet Manager Should Know

19.09.23 06:02 AM By Daniel
The logistics industry heavily relies on a fleet of vehicles to ensure timely and efficient delivery of goods. As a business owner with your own fleet of trucks, vans or motorcycles, vehicle maintenance should be a top priority to avoid unexpected downtime and costly repairs. Here are some critical vehicle maintenance tips that every business owner should know:
  1. Regularly check tyre pressure and tread depth to ensure safe and fuel-efficient driving.

  2. Change engine oil and air filters regularly to prevent engine damage and improve fuel economy.

  3. Keep track of brake pads and rotors to ensure proper braking and avoid accidents.

  4. Check and replace worn-out wiper blades and bulbs to improve visibility during adverse weather conditions.

  5. Ensure all fluid levels (e.g. brake fluid, coolant, transmission fluid) are at the appropriate levels and are clean to avoid engine damage.

  6. Regularly clean and inspect the exterior and interior of vehicles to identify and address any damage or maintenance issues.

  7. Utilise telematics and GPS tracking systems to monitor vehicle performance and identify any maintenance issues before they become bigger problems.

  8. Train drivers on safe and efficient driving techniques to minimise wear and tear on vehicles.

  9. Regularly schedule preventive maintenance and inspections with a qualified mechanic or service provider.

  10. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of vehicle maintenance to identify patterns and make informed decisions on fleet management.

As a business owner with a fleet of trucks, vans, or motorcycles, it can be challenging to keep up with the constant maintenance needs of your vehicles. However, neglecting vehicle maintenance can lead to costly breakdowns, lost productivity, and even safety hazards. This is why it's crucial to have a solid plan in place for vehicle maintenance and fleet management. 

By automating key aspects of your fleet management through Ascent's Fleet Management System, stay on track with maintenance schedules, route planning, driver behaviours, and more. This, in turn, can save you time and money while ensuring that your vehicles remain in top condition.

Taking care of your fleet's maintenance needs is essential for any business owner, and Ascent's Fleet Management Systems can make it easier and more efficient than ever before. Contact us for more information about our FMS, with 50% off FMS with PSG Grant.