Frigid temperatures and harsh winter conditions are hard on any vehicle, especially fleet vehicles that are on the road for 10 to 12 hours a day. Performing routine maintenance will help fleet managers avoid emergency repairs and costly downtime during the coldest months of the year. Before snow falls and temperatures drop, prepare your vehicles for the season with this maintenance checklist.
- Fleets have a different set of challenges to navigate as temperatures drop and road conditions become a factor in the fall and winter season.
- This can lead to belt slip, noise and hydroplaning, which causes severe vibration and a reduced ability to transmit power, often leading to inconsistent accessory performance.
- If other critical cooling system components are being replaced, it makes sense to replace coolant hoses as well to ensure a complete repair.
“Radiator damage, improper coolant mix or blockage can diminish the system’s ability to cool the engine.”