What is preventive maintenance, and how does it affect unplanned downtime?
Preventive maintenance (PM) restores equipment to its best condition through routine machinery checkups and maintenance tasks. These routine checkups are usually performed through a scheduled calendar. Inspection, cleaning and oil and filter changes are generally involved in this process. For example, if you selected a preventive maintenance program, it can reduce unplanned downtime and provide a framework to meet repair needs.
Why do you need a preventive maintenance plan?
Preventive maintenance is routine maintenance that is performed on important systems and components to ensure that they continue to function at their best. It is important to seek preventative maintenance for your vehicle because, without it, unexpected failure can occur. Sometimes vehicles stop without warning, and preventative maintenance can prevent that from happening.
Our team of ASE-certified technicians are highly organized and run a maintenance program that follows intricate schedules, plans and a specific set of tasks.
If you want to detect the potential bigger issues going on with your vehicle, a preventive maintenance check is the best way to go!
Benefits of a preventive maintenance plan:
- Extends time between failures
- Raises overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
- Increases reliability and allows trucks to meet delivery schedules
- There’s less overtime, costs are controlled and stress levels are lowered
- Morale is improved when people can focus on business needs and not emergency crises
- It will increase safety and fuel economy
- Decreases overall repair costs
The most important thing with preventative maintenance is that you stick to it! Our team can help you schedule the appropriate amount of service for your vehicle. We are here, we are experienced and we are happy to answer any question that you might have.