Preventive Maintenance (PM) is intended to maximize up time and minimize downtime. PM can eliminate unscheduled stops, by keeping equipment in optimal operating condition and optimizing component life cycle.
Purchasers of a new vehicle expect a reduction in maintenance costs, but that does not mean that a new vehicle requires less Preventive Maintenance. For example, look at how successful fleets maintain their vehicles. When fleets buy new equipment, they place units on the same maintenance program as their older equipment. Why? Because they have proven, through experience and detailed tracking, that in order to achieve the lowest possible operating cost and maximum up time, they need to perform Preventive Maintenance from day one.
The inadequacies of this type of maintenance are numerous. First, consider the monetary cost and the cost of not servicing your customer efficiently. Breakdowns always seem to occur in off hours and in remote unserviced locations. This means an expensive road call, tow bill and more down time compared to a scheduled shop visit. Secondly, just as OM controls the life cycle cost of your equipment, it also maximizes the service life of individual components. Consider a loose alternator or A/C compressor mounting, a hose rubbing, wiring harness chaffing, electrical terminals corroding, front axle running out, wheel seal leaking, and so on going unattended. Left unchecked, such problems can cause unnecessary damage and unplanned expenses. Unlike PM, Break Down Maintenance does not have a schedule or controlled budget.
There are several advantages to turning to Flag City Truck for PM. No one is more qualified to inspect, maintain, and repair your vehicle. Our technicians are trained specifically for the product and are kept to date on all aspects of service and repair as recommended by the manufacturer. Our service department has the latest in diagnostic equipment and a direct link to tech support when needed. Flag City Truck’s service shop uses approved original equipment replacement parts that carry an OEM, no hassle, parts and labor warranty.
Flag City Truck can perform all aspects of repair including warranty work, recalls and service programs. This means that when your vehicle is in for a scheduled PM, all necessary service items can be performed, thus providing a one-stop shop and avoiding the additional down time of having to take your vehicle to another shop for follow up work. You can’t get this level of service from an independent shop.