Preventive maintenance (PM) is a system consisting of scheduled servicing, inspections, and repairs that aim to prevent any potential issues and keep the vehicle available. It’s often used in fleet management to avoid or reduce vehicle breakdowns, and is based on time, mileage, engine hours, or gallons of fuel used. The preventive maintenance actions include vehicle inspection, lubrication, adjustment, cleaning, testing, repair, and/or worn parts replacement.
To keep vehicles running like clockwork, preventive maintenance (PM) must be performed according to schedule. If PM is not performed regularly, it will result in a shortened lifespan for the vehicle. In extreme cases, vehicles may become prone to expensive breakdowns or even become unsafe. Regular maintenance will help prevent legal issues from arising due to negligence. Preventive maintenance is just as important as driver safety programs.
Technology can help make scheduling preventive maintenance easier, especially for larger fleets. In the past, manual systems were used which could be tedious and time-consuming to manage. However, these days computerized systems are a more efficient method for gathering reports on all aspects of fleet management. Reports can be generated faster and more accurately, allowing the fleet manager to make proactive decisions in a timely manner.
Having a fleet that is always running at 100% can be difficult to achieve without proper maintenance. Unexpected failures can cause significant issues, which is why Fleetable offers a preventive maintenance service that is developed by engineers from some of the top auto manufacturers. This platform is tested and proven to help prevent unexpected failures, keeping your fleet running smoothly.