If you are involved in fleet management, then you will know how important it is to get the most out of each and every one of your cars. Get slack with maintenance and you will be risking breakdowns and accidents – that could be a big problem for both your balance sheet and in the worst case scenario, the welfare of your drivers. It can be tempting to pay less attention to maintenance when you are busy and always seem to have something more pressing to do. Make it easy by following these top tips.
1. Check the oil regularly
Oil levels should be checked monthly. Low oil leads to engine damage and costly breakdowns. Do not fall into the common trap of thinking that oil levels are fine until the warning light comes on – once that happens, the car needs to be off the road as damage might already have been done. And that could mean that you end up footing the bill for a tow and repair while one of your drivers is left frustrated and stranded.
2. Check and change other fluids
Oil is not the only fluid that needs checking. Whenever you (or your staff) do an oil check, they should also check levels of coolant, brake fluid and anti-freeze.
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