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TECH TIP: PREVENTITVE MAINTENANCE

Preventative maintenance is essential to the safe operation of your equipment. Establishing a planned maintenance schedule will increase efficiency and reduce the likelihood of breakdowns and costly repairs.

WHAT IS PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE?

Preventive maintenance is maintenance that is performed regularly on equipment to lessen the likelihood of failure. It is performed while the equipment is still operating so that it does not break down unexpectedly through scheduled cleaning, repairs, adjustments, and part replacements.


WHY IS PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE IMPORTANT?

There are many reasons why preventative maintenance is important, including:


Reduced Costs

The cost of preventative maintenance is much lower in comparison to major repairs. Staying on top of your maintenance means you will be able to tackle issues before they become significant problems, saving time and money in the process.


Safety

Malfunctions on plant equipment can be dangerous. Properly maintaining your equipment will drastically reduce the chance of major problems occurring.


Increased Lifespan

Preventative maintenance is key to extending your equipment lifespan. With the right maintenance plan, your machine can last for many years.


Improved Performance

Regular cleaning and servicing ensure that your machine will operate reliably and at peak performance.


Decreased Downtime

Excessive downtime caused by breakdown issues can be costly for your business. With preventative maintenance, you can avoid unexpected problems and keep your equipment working.


PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE TIPS

Keep your truck in top condition by following these preventative maintenance tips.


1. KEEP THINGS CLEAN

As you use your equipment, dust and grime can build up on the body, hydraulic and engine components. Regularly removing these contaminants will keep your machine looking good, help you to spot potential problems, and keep the machine operating properly.


2. CHECK THE FLUIDS

Maintaining a clean, sufficient supply of fluids will prevent issues such as overheating, poor performance in hydraulic systems and excessive wear. You should grease your lubrication points at regular intervals and avoid over greasing.


3. CHANGE THE FILTERS

Oil filters remove contaminants that can cause damage in engines and hydraulic systems, so it is important to ensure that your oil is as clean as possible. Every time you change your oil, take the time to change your filter as well.


4. BE PROACTIVE

Schedule your services regularly and develop a preventative maintenance plan for your equipment. Keep records of your service and maintenance checks, making sure they include the frequency of the maintenance measures and if anything was repaired. Based on the results of these checks, you can adjust your maintenance schedule as needed.


SCHEDULE A MAINTENANCE SERVICE WITH AWD TODAY

The importance of preventative maintenance can’t be overstated. If your machine is due for some attention, schedule a service appointment today. We have provided our customers with exceptional maintenance and support services for many years. Our technicians have the skills, knowledge and experience to thoroughly check your equipment and properly address any issues that may arise.


Give us a call on 133 293 to book in your service.

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