After this strange winter season our personal vehicles and our fleets need a little extra care!
Today’s post is by Troy Lowe; Vice President of Development at SafeSourcing.
If you did not know the first day of spring is coming upon us. Sure we still have a few weeks of winter to go but spring is about a month away. After this winter season of cold and strange weather our vehicles need a little extra care to clean away the winter grime caused by the snow, ice and salt. We all know that we need the salt to help us make our commutes safer when winter storms occur but the salt is not good for our vehicles and can cause damage over time. The salt used on the roads and parking lots can create chemical reactions that can corrode you vehicle especially if there is any exposed metal. Two common parts of the vehicle that can corrode from the exposure are the fuel and break lines. These are usually more susceptible because they are close to the undercarriage of the vehicle and take most of the impact of the salt damage. To keep the damage to a minimum you should wash your vehicles throughout the winter to help remove any of the residues that may exist between storms. And when spring does arrive soon you should find a reputable company that can do a thorough exterior detailing job. These companies usually have equipment that can wash your vehicles more thoroughly and get hard to reach areas such as the undercarriage where most of the damage can occur. Besides a thorough exterior cleaning, here are some other vehicle maintenances you should consider this spring.
- Remove and Wash Floor Mats
- Have Oil and Oil Filter Changed
- Have your Battery Tested
- Check Tire Pressure and Tread
- Replace Wiper Blades and Top off Wiper Fluid
- Check all Fluid Levels
- Inspect Hoses and Belts
- Thoroughly Clean Lights and Replace Bulbs if Necessary.
- Have Your Brakes Inspected
If you need help finding a licensed maintenance company to maintain your vehicles, feel free to contact SafeSourcing. We can gather all the necessary information for you and help you decide which company meets your needs. If you would like more information on how SafeSourcing can help you, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today