Vehicle Maintenance can be daunting and it’s difficult to remember to schedule things like oil changes and brake jobs with so many other things going on in your life. Luckily, this is where a GPS Tracking system can come into play! Not only will it provide you with alot of valuable information that is extremely beneficial by keeping your vehicle or fleet safe, but when utilized properly, it can also streamline your personal vehicle or fleet maintenance by ensuring each vehicle gets the attention it needs on a regular basis to lower your overall cost per mile and keep your vehicles running efficiently for longer.
How? Well, that’s the Power of Maintenance Alerts!
For personal car owners, your vehicle is considered to be your most prized possession, and for business owners, your fleet is more than likely the lifeblood of your company’s revenue. Often the costs associated with either personal or 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 Gaffar GPS Solutions can help you stay on top of preventative maintenance! Our customizable maintenance alerts can be set at any maintenance thresholds that you desire. Receive texts or emails when your vehicles are due for maintenance or any needed service, track time and costs associated with all maintence and repairs or even access fleet’s maintenance records. The Maintenance Alert Reminders can be simple, such as an oil change and are completely customizable. Some examples of our Maintenance Alerts can be:
- 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.)
Remember! Your maintenance alerts can be customized to anything you want, any mileage or time frame!
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 or play the guessing game, 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 and daily routine.
In today’s world keeping track of your vehicle’s maintenance and service needs are imperative. Not only does regular maintenance keep your vehicle running efficiently, but it also keeps your vehicle safe to drive. A vehicle maintenance system combined with quality car protection services will make your life much easier. If you are curious about how to set up maintenance alerts or want to find out more about our GPS Solutions, don’t hesitate to contact us!