How to Keep High-Mileage Vehicles Running Smoothly
After some period of time, and after running a thousand miles, vehicle performance decreases. But it doesn’t mean you can’t keep the vehicle running for more miles. Replacing the vehicles is really costly therefore it is best to maximize your asset’s lifespan. Here are few tips for you to keep high-mile vehicles running in your fleet.
Adhere to service schedule
Following the service maintenance schedule is important, but unexpected things like strange smells coming out on the AC, or sounds coming from the vehicle also signals the need for immediate maintenance. Although following the schedule is important, it is inefficient to wait for the next schedule before having it checked by a technician for repair. Longevity of the vehicle can be achieved through preemptive maintenance helping you maximize the return of investment.
Track Oil and filters changes
Fleet management software can help you eliminate the manually track vehicle intervals. You can set up an alert or reminders when a vehicle reached a specific mileage when it requires an oil change. Regular oil changes helps in maintaining a healthy engine. Air filters should also be replaced to prevent excess debris building up which can cause contamination.
Don’t crack under pressure
Regular tire inspection can extend a vehicle’s lifespan. It can also improve the fuel mileage and keeps your driver safe for potential blowouts. It is best to check if there are no cracks, leaks, or low tread on your tires during inspection. You can also include tire inspection as a safety procedure on your fleet management software, making it easy for you to track that drivers are following these procedures.