Creating Your Fleet Vehicle Maintenance Inspection Checklistby Pradeep S. Digital Marketing Strategist
Organizing and running a fleet is hard work. First, there is finding fleet vans for sale, financing, and insurance. Then modifications may need to be made to the vehicles to increase their efficiency. After that, drivers and other staff need to be trained. Once the fleet is on the road, additional costs may arise in the form of repairs or breakdowns. Regular maintenance of fleet vehicles can help reduce these repair costs and extend the life of the entire fleet. A maintenance inspection checklist can help you stay on top of the maintenance needs of each vehicle.
1. Note the Vehicle’s Initial Condition
Make sure you make note of the vehicle’s condition and history when you purchase it, including previous owners and dealers, maintenance history, repairs, parts that have been replaced, and any accidents in the vehicle’s past.
2. Complete Engine Service
All parts of the engine should be inspected, including oil, filters, and engine and transmission mounts.
3. Check and Change Fluids
Fluids should be checked and changed frequently, including oil, transmission fluid, and windshield fluid. Any leaks should be notes and addressed before they cause larger problems.
4. Check Internal Systems
Cooling, fuel, electrical, exhaust, and auxiliary systems should all be inspected to make sure they are functioning properly.
5. Check Parts
Internal parts could include drive shafts, CV joints, belts, and hoses. They need to be checked and repaired if necessary.
6. Inspect the Brakes
Brakes can cause serious issues, including accidents, if they are not maintained. Brake systems, pads, and rotors should be checked and serviced.
7. Inspect Steering and Suspension
Steering and suspension systems can also cause accidents if they experience problems. Checking these systems at every maintenance opportunity will keep them in peak condition.
8. Check Tires, Wheels, and Rims
Tires should be checked regularly for tire pressure and damage, such as small punctures or wear. In the case of damage, they should be changed right away. Tire rotations should also be conducted periodically. Wheels and rims should be inspected for damage and alignment.
9. Check Lighting
Even if a headlight is merely a bit dim, it can still be dangerous. Bright headlights are important for the driver’s safety as well as other on the road. All headlights, tail lights, and interior lighting should be checked, and worn lights should be changed.
10. Inspect the Interior
Seats and seatbelts should be checked for safety on the road.
11. Inspect the Exterior
Parts of the outside of the vehicle, such as the undercarriage and frame, should be inspected for stability and damage.
A Maintenance Inspection Checklist Will Keep Your Fleet on the Road
Regular maintenance is an important part of running a fleet. It reduces breakdowns, which cost the company both time and money. It reduces repair costs and extends the life of each vehicle. This maximizes their usefulness while reducing insurance costs, too. A fleet maintenance checklist helps your fleet go a lot further. By following this list, you prevent a lot of headaches and you will make sure that each vehicle gets the care it needs.
Created on Nov 23rd 2018 12:34. Viewed 142 times.
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