How to Spring Your Fleet Into Action After Winter

3 May 2018

Spring has sprung and it’s time to shake off those final cobwebs of winter to get your fleet road ready for the warm and sunny days ahead. These are a few of the steps you need to take to ensure your fleet is ready for action this spring.

Do a Little Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning isn’t for homes alone. It’s important to thoroughly clean your vehicles, inside and out. Doing this helps to remove salt that may be lingering from winter roads to prevent rust and other damage. It also helps to preserve the form and functionality of the vehicle’s interior, improving the smell inside vehicles and giving you an opportunity to look for signs of wear or components that may require replacements.

Check All Fluids

The winter presents more than a few harsh road conditions. Unfortunately, it isn’t always a comfortable climate for getting out and seeing the toll it’s taking on your vehicles. Spring affords better conditions to explore fluid levels and other mechanical issues that may affect your fleet. Some of the fluids important to check in spring include:

  • Brake Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Windshield Washer Fluid (if you’ve been using windshield washer fluid with antifreeze during the winter, you might consider switching to one that helps combat bugs during spring).

This is also a great time to consider additives for fuel to help your vehicles operate more efficiently.

Change Oil in Fleet Vehicles

Oil changes should occur at least once seasonally. Depending on the miles your vehicles travel, you may need to change oil more frequently throughout the year. This is one of the most important maintenance tasks fleet owners need to stay on top of to extend the life, usefulness, and efficiency of all fleet vehicles.

Rotate and Balance Tires

Spring is a time of year when road crews are out repairing the damage of winter. Once they’ve made repairs and your roads are looking good again, consider this the ideal moment to balance, rotate, and inspect all fleet tires. Replace those that are past their primes and avoid many costly blowouts while drivers are on the road.

Get GPS Fleet Tracking

Spring is a season of new beginnings. Staying on top of key maintenance issues like these can be difficult with larger fleets. Getting GPS fleet tracking can help you keep up with the maintenance needs of individual vehicles in your fleet without breaking a sweat but automating the process for you.

These simple steps will not only keep your vehicles in tip-top shape for spring, but help you keep them ready for all the seasons ahead of you.

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