3 Quick Tips to Keep Your Vehicle in Top Working Order
A well-maintained vehicle provides reliability, safety and greater efficiency. While our office staff relies on their vehicles strictly for transit, our field technicians count their vehicles as one of the most essential tools for getting the job done. No matter your vehicles importance to your work, there’s no its important to take good care of it:
- Heed Warnings
Address any dashboard warning lights on the vehicle such as low battery, low tire pressure, check engine, low coolant, etc. Fixing small issues before they snowball into a disabling problem keeps you safe.
- Look Before You Leave
Visually inspect your vehicle(s) daily for leaking fluids or physical damage, as well as checking tires for wear or low pressure. Verify that electrical and mechanical aspects of your vehicle are working right before hitting the road.
- Don’t Forget Regular Maintenance
Make sure that your vehicle is up to date on maintenance. Follow your maintenance program closely. For our fleet vehicles, service is required every 10,000 miles or every 6 months whichever comes first. For personal vehicles follow the maintenance recommendations from the manufacturer.
Regarding expenses, minimize fuel costs by using a fuel app like Gas Buddy to locate lowest-cost fueling stations. Besides price mapping, the Gas Buddy app also offers tools like a trip fuel-cost calculator and outage tracker to find stations for use during storms and other natural disasters.
So be kind to your vehicle, and it will be kind to you in return! Take time this October to keep tabs on your company and personal vehicles before the rough winter months are upon us. A small bit of maintenance today can prevent a headache or safety issue tomorrow – and your safety is our top priority!