Have Your Delivery Vans Inspected After the Holidays

The “most wonderful time of the year” is also the hardest time of the year for your fleet of delivery vans. They’ve been on the road nonstop since before Thanksgiving. Now is the perfect time to have each van inspected to see if the constant wear and tear of the stop-and-go driving has damaged them. Ideal Automotive is your one-stop-shop for all of your fleet service and repair needs. Let’s talk more about how the holidays affect your delivery vans and how maintenance is cheaper than repairs.

Hard Driving

Few things are harder on automobiles than stop-and-go driving. Your fleet of delivery vans is going to run through brake pads more frequently because of how many times the drivers have to stop the vans to drop off packages. Stop-and-go driving is also difficult on the engine and the motor oil. Unfortunately, that’s not all. Stop-in-go driving can also reduce the life of the transmission fluid and the automatic transmission. If you think about how your vans are driven, you can see how difficult it is on the engine, transmission, and brake system. It can also be difficult on the suspension and tires.

Inspections Find Hidden Problems

Having your fleet of delivery vans inspected will help us find hidden problems, such as low brake pad surface, uneven tire wear, and low transmission fluid. Fixing all of these things before they cause damage keeps your vans on the road reliable and safe. Even though the holiday season is over, your fleet of delivery vans still has a lot of driving to do because most people order things online now instead of heading to brick-and-mortar stores. It’s important to have the vans inspected now to make sure that any holiday damage is addressed before it turns into a holiday repair.

Inspections Save Money

For example, let’s assume for the moment that the brake pads are too low on one of your delivery vans. You did not get the mileage out of the pads that was expected because of the constant stop-and-go driving throughout the holidays. If you ignore the brake pads, they will wear down to the metal backings and this will warp the rotors as the metal surfaces press against each other. If less expensive to replace the brake pads than it is to replace the brake pads and rotors.

This is just one example of how fleet inspections can save you money, so call Ideal Automotive in Blaine, MN, today to schedule inspections for all of your delivery vans.

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