Removing guesswork with preventative maintenance
April 14, 2022
The vehicles in your fleet put in some hard yards. Week after week they travel thousands of miles, accelerating, braking and cornering their way from A to B – after a while it starts to take a toll. If not properly maintained this toll can become serious – costly, time consuming and a safety hazard. Preventative maintenance is a way to stay on top of these issues fleet wide - a constant maintenance schedule lets you stay on top of the health of all your assets.
Telematics keeps track of parameters such as milage, fuel and engine hours which can be used to build a preventative maintenance schedule. By staying on top of what needs to be done, and fixing problems before they become major issues vehicle life is extended and costs and downtime are lowered.
When building your maintenance schedule, telematics can track the needs of your assets using time, usage or odometer-based methods -
- Time based – Scheduling by the calendar. Useful for things like busy seasonal work, but is limited as it does not take into account how much individual assets are actually being used.
- Usage based – By using a combination of fault codes and driver checklists, granular data can be collected for each asset giving you an in-depth view into what needs to be done.
- Odometer based – Scheduling by mileage is another useful way to keep track of when your vehicles are being maintained. When used in conjunction with other methods it helps to ensure that you are maintaining your assets according to an optimal timeline.
Digital Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR) are another way of simplifying maintenance for fleets of all sizes. Drivers perform pre and post journey vehicle inspections on several parts of a vehicle including tires, lights, mirrors, brakes and more ensuring that they are up to the required safety standards to be on the road. Any issues are flagged and automatically send to your maintenance team. Mechanics can then log onto the system, see what repairs are required and complete them. The next time a driver logs in to the system, they can see the issue has been repaired, who repaired it, and validate that the repair took place correctly, completing the circle of responsibility and ensuring that your vehicles are kept to the highest safety standards.
The Coretex Service Manager
The Coretex Service Manager reduces the burden of manual scheduling and lets you stay on top of fleet servicing and maintenance. It’s fully customizable and designed to keep vehicles on the road for longer. It can log every service, set notifications and has full DVIR integration.
To find out more about how the Coretex Service Manager can help you with your fleet maintenance needs click here.