Fleet maintenance can be tricky if you’re operating on a tight budget, but the importance of it for your buses and trucks cannot be overstated. Advantage Auto Service can help, because we believe the safety of your fleet rides, literally and figuratively, on how well it is maintained. Let’s talk about preventative maintenance for your fleet and how ignoring the services can put you and your company at risk.
Saving Money From the Start
Preventative maintenance costs less than repairs; this is the bottom line. The more you put off the maintenance services required for your fleet the more chances they will break down. Once they have broken down, you not only have to pay for the repairs to get them back on the road but you also lose the money they make while they’re on the road. It just doesn’t make sense to lose this income.
Yes, maintenance services cost money, but when you take into account the difference between the cost of regular oil changes and the cost of rebuilding a damaged engine, spending the money on the oil changes now makes more sense. Even replacing the brake pads costs less than replacing the brake pads and the rotors the worn brake pads damaged. Spending money now saves you money later.
Reliability and Safety
Another consideration is your vehicle’s reliability and safety. Take into account how much your customers rely on your box trucks to deliver their packages. What about your passengers who rely on your shuttle service? If the vehicles break down constantly, your customers will find other more reliable transportation companies. Your vehicles need to be reliable in today’s instant gratification society.
They also need to be safe, and they cannot be safe if they aren’t being maintained. Accidents can cost your company dearly, especially if the accident was caused by your vehicle’s failure. Your drivers could be injured as could your passengers in the shuttle buses. This can cost you dearly in insurance costs and settlement payouts. Safety should be a priority in both your box trucks and shuttle buses.
Plus, safe vehicles boost your drivers’ and passengers’ confidence in your company. Happy drivers mean dedicated drivers who will be willing to go above and beyond for you and your business. Happy customers mean loyal customers who will also boast about your business’ services to your family and friends. You can’t beat word-of-mouth marketing. Period.
Advantage Auto Service in Atlanta, GA, offers fleet maintenance and repair services for box trucks and shuttle buses. Call us today to discuss your fleet maintenance needs. Our number is 770-268-2892.