Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance

Preventative maintenance is one of the most important elements in keeping your fleet strong. Poorly maintained vehicles are subject to breakdowns that are dangerous and costly to repair. Getting your fleet on a regular commercial truck service schedule is the easiest way to prevent these types of maladies. Common commercial truck service and maintenance areas include the following: Brakes Tires Fluids and oil changes Lights Engine tuneups Regular maintenance helps reduce operating costs and can reduce downtime by allowing you to be proactive. Our experienced service center prides itself on putting your trucks back on the road with minimal inconvenience. A good standard is to check lights, fluids, and brakes every 10k miles regardless of driving conditions. Usually, if any of these areas require attention, it will be clear, and even if the maintenance need isn’t immediate, you can better plan for it. Tires, for example, are often a relatively simple maintenance item that can go a long way toward preventing troublesome breakdowns. In summer months especially, the increased heat of the road can create additional risks. If tires are underinflated or if their treads are badly worn down, the increased friction generates a lot of extra heat. In already hot climates, this can increase the odds of blowouts. If your truck is in for a long haul, it’s always a good idea to have the tires checked beforehand to ensure they’ll be safe for the journey. We’re located in Greensboro, NC, and can service Freightliner trucks from all over the state. The I-40 is a heavy traffic highway that connects the east and west sides of NC. Our convenient location right off of this highway means that any Freightliner trucks passing through can take advantage of our repair and maintenance services when the needs arise. Call us locally at (336) 668-0911 to schedule your next commercial truck service today!