Some Tips to Get the Best Truck Maintenance Experience
It is a fact that you cannot avoid some truck repairs when owning this unit. This is because your truck operates more than you do all day, from different climate conditions as heat, cold, rain and snow, to dense traffic and so on.
In one’s business, truck repair is part of the expense that one has to face. Your actual expense whenever your truck is under repair would be the repair cost itself and the loss of earnings during the time the truck is not in service. It is a fact that a truck only makes money for us when it is running and doing its service and not when idle.
It is important therefore to keep the downtime of your truck to the lowest level so that its earning capacity will be continuing and at its maximum, through these measures.
The first tip to minimize downtime of your truck is not to wait until an emergency of your unit would develop. This means that as soon as you have decided to operate a trucking business, you start searching for a reliable truck repair shop where you can entrust your truck as your most valuable asset, for any repairs and regular maintenance.
Your tip number 2 is to require the repair shop that you have chosen to have up to date equipment and with ASE certified technicians.
Your next step is to visit personally the repair shop you have chosen and get the feel of their place and the staff. The quality of service that you will get from this shop will be shown through the kind of reception that you will get when you visit. Usually, you would can gauge that your trucks will be in good hands and that you will have a mutually good relationship with the shop if they will be friendly and warm on your visit.
Your next measure is to know when the repair shop opened and how many repeat customers do they have. It is a fact that a repair shop which has been around for some time is indicative of a reliable and trustworthy service company.
The next matter that you should pay attention to in this chosen repair shop is their housekeeping standards. It can be said that if the shop and technicians are shabby, your truck will get the same shabby service.
Another important matter to look into is to ask if the area of the repair shop has adequate safety measures against vandalism or theft. You should also look at their terms of guarantee and warranty for replacements.