Valentine’s Day is here, and it’s a great time to show love. What better way to extend that affection to your trusty fleet vehicles?
As a fleet owner or driver, your vehicles have been with you through thick and thin. They help you do your work. They’re with you on long (sometimes dull) trips. They help bring revenues to the business. And they get you to various locations safely.
Whether it’s a tune-up, new tires, or a much-needed oil service, it does make sense (and heart!) to give your fleet vehicles the care that they deserve. Doing so means they’re less likely to break down and give you headaches. After all, a happy vehicle will also mean a happy you!
Here are some ways to show your fleet cars, vans, and other vehicles some love this Valentine’s Day.
Get Regular Oil Service
Routine oil service is necessary for keeping your engine running smoothly. If your vehicle is due for an oil service, now is a good time. Doing so improves performance and helps extend your engine’s life.
Clean the Engine
Use a high-quality engine degreaser to remove grime and dirt. Trust us—a clean engine will run smoother and last longer.
Check and Replace Worn Tires
Check your tires’ treads. If they’re worn, it’s time you replace them. If you don’t service your tires on time, it can dangerously affect your vehicle’s handling and performance. If you’re unsure how to do this, simply contact the always-ready-to-help technicians at Bock Auto.
Check and Replace Worn Brakes
You must have your brakes immediately checked if you hear a squealing or grinding noise when braking. If they’re worn, then do a brake replacement. Brakes are the original safety feature of your vehicles, and driving on worn brakes can be critically dangerous.
Check and Replace Worn Suspension
Shocks, struts, and other suspension components provide stability and comfort as you drive. However, these components wear out over time and can affect handling and ride quality. So, if you are experiencing a rough ride or hearing unusual noises, it’s time to have your suspension checked.
Pamper Your Vehicle with a Good Wash, Wax, and Detailing
Washing and waxing will not only make your vehicles look good. It will also protect their paint from fading and damage. Don’t forget to clean the interior, too, as this is just as important. Clean the windows, wipe down the dashboard and doors, and vacuum the carpets and upholstery.
Put Your Fleet Vehicles on a Preventive Maintenance Program
A well-maintained car can save you money in the long run by avoiding costly repairs. Because fleet vehicles often see more miles per month than the average daily driver, you will most likely need more maintenance than the average car.
You can keep your vehicles on the road for a long time by setting them up on a fleet maintenance schedule. At Bock Auto, we’ll help you schedule so that no more than one or two of your fleet vehicles are simultaneously off the road.
Call us at (631) 267-5631. You can also visit us at 541 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11930.