GPS Tracking Can Help With Summertime Fleet Maintenance: Part 2

07.15.15- GPS tracking

GPS tracking: Reminders for maintenance needs

Summer has definitely arrived and temperatures are warming up! If you haven’t done any maintenance on your fleet vehicles since springtime, it may be time to look over a few things. In part one of this series we talked about how GPS tracking can help your fleet with summertime vehicle maintenance for the exterior of your company trucks. That’s not all GPS tracking can help with. Today, we’re going to focus on summertime maintenance tips for the interior or under the hood of your company vehicles.

1.) Replacing the filters: Oil filters keep oil deposits from reaching critical engine parts. Air filters prevent harmful debris, dirt and contaminants from entering your engine. Cabin filters also prevent dust, pollen, dirt and other pollutants from entering your fleet vehicles. Needless to say, they’re all important and need to be replaced if dirty, especially if you want decent working A/C.

2.) Change the fluids: Coolant, radiator, power steering, brake, transmission and windshield washer fluids are all important. They get dirty over time which can cause break downs if not replaced, so be mindful about changing the fluids out.

3.) Check hoses and belts: Under the hood, the hoses make sure all the fluids run through the vehicle as they should. Check for damage and replace if needed. Belts like the timing belt should be checked for wear and tear to prevent breakdowns later.

4.) Check the battery: Summertime heat can be a killer for your fleet vehicles. Make sure you remember to check the battery every once in a while to make sure the battery tests good and that there is no corrosion on the outside terminals.

Whew! Between the list of what to do for the exterior of your company vehicles and what to maintain under the hood, it can be quite an exhausting task. If you’re still trying to keep track of all these summertime maintenance routines manually, you’re doing it the hard way. GPS tracking devices are a much more efficient way to keep on top of this routine maintenance. You can use GPS tracking devices to set-up automatic maintenance reminders. This could include reminders on services like when to replace all your filters, change the fluids, check your hoses and belts and when to test the batteries. GPS tracking can make vehicle maintenance easy to remember.

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