Top 5 Reasons Why Truck Maintenance is Crucial For Your Business

We all know that downtime is an enemy. It pays to stay ahead of the game. That’s why implementing a regular truck maintenance schedule is crucial to the success of your business.

1. FIX MINOR ISSUES BEFORE THEY BECOME MAJOR PROBLEMS

Over time, minor issues can develop in your vehicles. Without a thorough inspection these minor issues can go unseen. These small problems can develop into more significant problems down the road. What could be a fast and inexpensive fix, turns into a downed truck, with extensive and expensive repairs.

Placing your vehicles on a regular maintenance schedule ensures peace of mind and saves you money on unnecessary and unplanned repairs in the future. Regularly maintained vehicles will discover issues like worn brake pads and leaking fuel lines before they develop into more serious issues.

Call ARS Truck & Fleet Service today to find out about our Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services. Preventing potential problems before they occur can help save you money by avoiding costly repairs. Our highly experienced team can create a routine vehicle maintenance schedule to keep your fleet up and running strong by reducing breakdowns, accidents, and liability issues; all while staying ahead of your vehicles’ current conditions.

2. MORE EFFICIENT VEHICLES

Regularly serviced trucks run smoother, faster, and more efficiently. Which means you get better mileage out of them. Something as small as a loss of pressure in your tires can cost you 2-3% in fuel costs per mile. For an entire fleet of trucks, that adds up quickly. Regular servicing keeps mileage in check and fuels costs in line.

3. STAY ROADWORTHY LONGER

Your trucks are a huge investment — you want to get as many years out of them as you can. Regularly serviced trucks tend to have a longer lifespan because they’re well looked after, and parts are repaired and/or replaced as soon as they show signs of significant wear and tear.

4. REDUCE DOWNTIME

Regularly maintained trucks also assist with reducing downtime. Small problems don’t turn into big ones. Bigger issues can be spotted and repaired sooner. Fewer breakdowns and less time in the shop. The more time your trucks spend on the road, the better. Plan ahead with scheduling maintenance.

5. SAFETY FIRST

Managing a fleet isn’t all about cost savings. Keeping your drivers safe on the road is a huge concern too. Well-maintained trucks are less likely to break down, reducing the risk of accidents for your drivers. Any good employer will put their employee’s safety first above all else. There’s even a cost benefit for keeping your drivers safe. If your vehicles aren’t properly serviced and an accident occurs because of it, you could be held liable.

SERVICING YOUR TRUCKS COSTS LESS THAN YOU THINK.

Managing a fleet means managing a budget. Cost savings are something you naturally seek out. At ARS Truck & Fleet Service we pick up around 90% of the vehicles we service. We even offer mobile servicing – where we bring our shop and mechanics to you. Your drivers don’t need to waste valuable time bringing their vehicles to us. With mobile servicing, we can complete almost any repair at your preferred location.

Implementing a proper maintenance schedule will you save money in the long run. A well-maintained fleet will boost productivity and profits for your company. ARS Truck & Fleet Service can service your trucks year-round to ensure you stay on the road with no problems. Contact us today to learn more about our Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services.

Written by ARS Truck & Fleet Service