Whether you own one truck or an entire fleet, it is important to keep each vehicle in good working condition to keep your business running smoothly. Trucks break down regardless of how well you maintain your vehicles, and you don’t want this happening right when you need them the most.
Enlisting mobile truck repair services may sound expensive, but it is an investment that provides a wide range of benefits for both you and your business. Here are a few reasons why you should think about investing in repair services for your trucks.
Some truck drivers and fleet owners tend to wait until the last minute to have faulty parts repaired or replaced. This is not good business practice. Imagine your truck breaking down while making a large or important delivery. You could potentially lose your client and their business because of delays.
Do not wait for your truck to break down before you call for repairs. Get your trucks checked regularly to make sure that they are all in tip top condition before they hit the pavement. It is cheaper to nip the problem in the bud and deal with the issue as early as possible than wait for it to get worse.
For instance, a crack in the fuel line can cost you around a hundred dollars to repair. It is a minor issue that could be fixed in a repair shop, but if you don’t do anything about the issue, it could cause a host of problems for your truck and your business. For one, it is a potential fire hazard that could endanger the life of your driver. Plus, the crack lets you waste fuel. Instead of the fuel going to your truck, it goes to the ground. The longer you leave it unchecked, the more money you waste.
Experience and expertise
Not all repair shops provide the same quality of services. Some repair shops specialize in a particular brand, type or model of trucks. It is important to find a repair shop that knows your trucks well. Whether you own a fleet of the newest models on the market or a single antiquated model, you need to find a repair shop that knows the layout and design of your truck and can replace the parts when needed.
Think of your repairman as a specialist for your truck. A specialist can identify and diagnose problems faster. He could also provide you with suggestions and solutions that could enhance the way your truck performs. Following the advice of an experienced repairman could help extend the lifespan of the truck and make it run better longer.
Establishing a good relationship with your mechanic provides a number of benefits as well. Having the same repairman check your vehicles allows him to get a better understanding of your trucks. He knows where the potential problems are in your truck and can give you advice on what to do. Your repairman can also give you a discount on certain services or provide you with additional services for free.
How to pick the right repair shop
Are you having trouble finding the right repair shop for your trucking needs? Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
- Consider the repair truck company’s service area. See what towns and cities they cover. This makes it easier to get your trucks sent in for repairs or preventive maintenance check ups.
- Find out what type of repair vehicles they own. This will give you a better idea of the types of trucks they can repair on the road.
- Know the repairman’s history. Read reviews online or talk to their customers to get a better understanding of what the mechanic’s skills and expertise are when it comes to repairing trucks.
- Talk to the repair shop staff. See how they handle new clients in person or on the phone. They will be responsible for taking care of your trucks. It is important that you feel comfortable doing business with them.
A Georgia native, Troy McGraw started Road Rescue Incorporated in 2014, specializing in tractor and trailer emergency breakdown road service. As the president of Road Rescue, his goal is to provide quality, dependable service to the trucking industry. Road Rescue is a growing, thriving, and respected company servicing the trucking industry in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia areas.