Truck fleet maintenance and repair are important for any business that uses trucks to transport products. Regular maintenance should be adhered to in order to prevent greater problems with your vehicles. Maintenance will include measures that drivers, owners and auto services can use. If your truck needs a repair, there are a number of companies that offer this service. Some services will offer both truck maintenance and truck repair.
You can maintain your trucks on a regular basis through approaches such as examining the truck for wear and tear and having your trucks serviced often. Truck drivers should note down and inform you of any issues that they have experienced with the truck. Smaller problems can lead to expensive faults if not caught early.
Regular maintenance reduces the downtime that your business will experience from trucks that need repairing. This is cost-efficient for your business. Your auto service can alert you when your trucks are due to be serviced, and they can provide an emergency service if your trucks break down on the road.
There are systems available for truck fleet maintenance. These can track where each truck is throughout its journey. You can also use these to direct an emergency repair service to where the truck is.
Maintenance from your auto service can include safety inspections, diagnostics, tyre replacement, brake testing, battery replacement and the fitting of parts that will prevent larger problems with the truck.
Not all auto services will work on trucks. Additionally, some auto services only repair certain trucks, such as lightweight vehicles. Trucks will be assessed for damage and faults. New parts may be supplied to fix the problem. Parts of the truck that may need repairing include the engine, brakes, steering, electrical system, tyres, emission, transmission, suspension and exhaust. Your auto service may need to use measures such as electrical, adhesive, welding, cooling or hydraulic systems to repair your truck.
Common truck faults
There are a number of common problems that can affect trucks. The most common issue with trucks tends to be worn tyres. These can be easily checked and replaced. Brakes may need repair due to water, oil or air pressure leaks, corrosion or issues with the brake pressure. Electrical problems in relation to the lighting, charging or cranking systems can also occur. Another common complaint is an empty fuel tank, which is why regular maintenance is so important.