Commercial vehicle maintenance isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. Your commercial van or truck and its accessories are your business. Should any of the components or systems fail on you, you’re looking at a loss of work, expenses to fix the problem, and even potentially injuring an employee due to the lack of safe work conditions.
Keeping up with your preventative maintenance schedule should include much more than fluid replacement and tire rotations though. When done correctly and frequently, preventative maintenance will improve the life of your commercial vehicle, your commercial vehicle accessories, and help to improve the quality of services you provide – which means better business for you.
Don’t wait until your commercial truck or commercial van breaks down. Preventative maintenance with Camco Wheel & Axle will keep your fleet like new.
Consider these 7 advantages of preventative maintenance:
Lower Your Maintenance Costs
Big problems usually start off as small issues. Preventative maintenance provides the perfect opportunity to catch these small repair jobs before they become something much bigger and expensive.
By servicing your commercial truck and commercial truck accessories frequently, you’ll offset the costs of a larger maintenance ordeal, and ultimately save yourself more money by staying out on the road completing projects.
Improved Services and Customer Satisfaction
Whether it’s keeping an entire fleet up-to-par or a single commercial van that you need to get the job done, regular maintenance means consistency and the ability to provide your professional services whenever the client needs it.
Consistency helps to build your reputation as a professional and lets potential customers know they can rely on you when the going get’s tough. This leads to a revolving door of clients and customer satisfaction, which only goes to further improve your business prospects.
Keep your customers happy by ensuring your commercial truck and commercial truck accessories are ready to deliver when called on.
Spend Less Time in the Shop
In order to stay productive and financially stable, business has to keep running. But you can’t perform effectively if your commercial van or truck is constantly in the shop. The same goes if your truck accessories, such as your winch or liftgate, are constantly breaking down.
Customers can’t wait and neither can your business.
Preventative maintenance on your commercial vehicle and accessories can go a long way in protecting your truck or van and helping you to keep up with a steady stream of projects. While the initial expense of maintaining your business vehicles can seem unnecessary, it is important to remember that preventative maintenance will pay off in dividends by helping you to deliver reliable services over a longer stretch of time.
Less time in the garage means more time out on the road with clients.
Keep Your Employees Safe
A happy employee is a productive employee and a safe employee is the best employee. Regular preventative maintenance helps to protect those who will be spending the most time with your commercial vehicles.
By servicing your fleet on a regular schedule, you show your care and concern for the employees, which can in turn improve their drive and productivity. It also demonstrates your care and pride for the company vehicles which will hopefully pass on to your employees.
The importance of safety will also play out in the work your employees perform outside of the vehicle.
Improve Operational Profitability
An aspect of your vehicle’s performance that can very easily be overlooked but which can undermine profit is fuel efficiency. Aging equipment and accessories running below optimal performance can all lead to increased fuel consumption and indicate that your commercial vehicle is in need of maintenance.
Another important element to consider in this type of scenario is driving and work behavior. If you find that your work accessories, equipment, and vehicles are requiring frequent maintenance, it may be a sign of driving and work trends that need to be evaluated.
Meet Legal Standards
Federal, state, and local regulations typically require that commercial vehicle’s meet maintenance and repair requirements. In the state of Texas, these practices include safety regulations and registration regulations among others.
Owners of commercial vehicles are required by law to perform maintenance checkups, daily walkarounds, and record keeping. Preventative maintenance services and repairs to your commercial vehicle and accessories will help you to meet these standards while avoiding additional penalties.
Increase Your Resale Value
Regular preventative maintenance to your commercial vehicle and commercial vehicle accessories guarantees that when it’s time to resell, you’ll get optimal value for them.
Luckily, at Camco Wheel & Axle, we don’t just perform repair and maintenance services, but we also deliver top-notch van body repairs, truck body repairs, paint and reconditioning services, and custom service projects. Not only will your commercial vehicle run at top performance for resale, but it will look good doing it too.
Camco Wheel & Axle has the commercial vehicle accessories you need and the commercial vehicle services to keep your fleet like new.
If you want to find out more information about our products, commercial truck accessories, and other services Camco Wheel & Axle offers, please contact us today at 956-781-4800.