The Power of Maintenance Alerts

A GPS-tracking system provides fleet managers with a lot of valuable information.  Not only do you receive vehicle tracking information that is extremely beneficial to your day to day operations, but when utilized properly, it can also streamline your company’s vehicle maintenance.

How?  Well, that’s the power of Maintenance Alerts.

Your fleet is more than likely the lifeblood of your company’s revenue.  Often the costs associated with the company’s vehicles are high and can have a direct effect on your bottom line.  You know that performing preventative maintenance on your vehicles at regular intervals makes your vehicles more reliable vehicles and helps you to avoid big expensive repair costs.

The good news is that we can help you stay on top of preventative maintenance!
Our customizable maintenance alerts can be set at any maintenance thresholds that you desire. They provide email reminders for each vehicle, letting you know when they are due for each needed service.

The Maintenance Alert Reminder can be simple, such as an oil change and are completely customizable.

Our Maintenance Alert Reminders include:

  • Oil change at 5000-mile intervals
  • Check Tire Pressure every Month.
  • Check brakes every 15,000 miles
  • Clean Air filter every 2 months
  • Check Hydraulics on liftgate every 6 months
  • Perform “major service” every 30,000 miles (i.e. coolants, full inspection of vehicle, etc.)

When you consider the cost of fuel, tires, oil and vehicle parts it is important to keep the vehicle in top shape to avoid the big costs that typically arise in an unmaintained vehicle.

For example, something as simple as checking the tire pressure will save you both fuel costs and typically extend the life of the tire.  A tire that is only a few pounds under the pressure can cost you around 1.2% in fuel, and an underinflated tire will wear faster.  A tire that is over-inflated will actually save you in fuel, but in the long run, an over-inflated tire wears much faster and will cost you more in tires than the fuel you saved. If you wait until the tire pressure light comes on, it’s too late; by that time you’ve already wasted fuel and started excessive tire wear.  Tire pressure should be checked monthly.

You can also save yourself missed time on the road because preventative maintenance reduces the chance of an unexpected breakdown.  Avoiding breakdowns means you will not have to pay for towing, roadside assistance, or any overtime for a stranded driver.  You can work schedules around vehicle maintenance appointments and optimize your workflow.

If you are curious about how to set up maintenance alerts or want to find out more about Tracking Systems’ service please feel free to give us a call.