If you own/operate a business with a fleet of cars, trucks, vans, or SUVs in your inventory, it’s critical to your business operations that those vehicles remain road-worthy. Often routine maintenance services are overlooked to prevent a disruption in the work schedule. That will lead to larger problems down the line. Let the trained experts at Rocco’s European Garage in Atlanta, Georgia help you develop a maintenance schedule for your fleet – keeping your stable of vehicles and your business operating at peak performance.
Proper maintenance of your fleet is not much different than maintaining your personal vehicles. We have outlined six of the most common services that are routinely needed to ensure your fleet is able to be the workhorse your business demands.
It seems self-evident: don’t ignore your vehicle’s brakes. Even so, it’s all too easy to ignore your car’s brake pads when they need to be replaced.
For one thing, brake pads wear over time, so you may not notice any changes in braking performance right away. Second, a vehicle with worn brake pads will stop, but not as effectively.
Oil is the lifeblood of your engine. However, if your oil is not changed on a regular basis, all sorts of impurities build-up, not to mention that all engines lose some oil. In some cases, your engine will seize if there is too much buildup and not enough oil. If you’re unsure, read your owner’s manual to find out how long your vehicle can go between oil changes.
Another thing you can’t forget about is your vehicle’s air filter. Luckily, it’s inexpensive to replace an air filter, and it’s simple enough for most people to do on their own. If you have to replace your air filter, be prepared to spend anywhere from $100 to $300, depending on your engine.
A transmission fluid leak is one of the most common problems with every vehicle. When you see drops of red fluid on the pavement where you usually park your car, you’ll most likely notice it first. Ignore it long enough, and the leak can result in the transmission seizing and requiring a costly transmission replacement.
On our list, there’s one car repair that’s very easy to overlook, and that is your headlights and taillights. After all, a burned-out tail light won’t cause your engine to fail or your transmission to fail.
Failure to keep your headlights and taillights operational, believe it or not, can be costly, as you’ll often get a ticket if a police officer notices you driving with broken tail or brake lights, so it is certainly worth it to spend the money on getting it fixed.
Keeping impurities out of your car’s engine is an important part of car maintenance. The air filter does part of the job by keeping impurities out of the air, but the fuel filter keeps impurities out of the fuel. If it gets clogged, just like the air filter, and you don’t fix it, you’re in for some serious problems.
When it comes to your fleet vehicles, we know how critical fleet repair is to keeping your company’s vehicles on the road and running at their best. When it’s time for your fleet vehicle’s scheduled maintenance in Atlanta, Georgia, give us a call or come see Rocco’s European Garage today to let our auto maintenance experts help with any maintenance.
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