The Benefits of a Preventative Bus Maintenance & Repair Program
Preventative maintenance for a bus fleet is arguably one the most important aspects of fleet management. A successful maintenance program will improve both the performance and safety of the equipment in the fleet, as well as improving equipment lifespan and avoidance of any unplanned maintenance activity and, therefore, downtime. Because preventative maintenance can seem costly and time-consuming, it is important to consider the benefits of a properly operated preventative maintenance program.
A fleet’s preventative maintenance program will see the following benefits:
- Decreased equipment downtime. Major repairs will be few and far between, and should be able to mostly be done at scheduled times – not when the equipment is needed or in the middle of a current job.
- Increased life expectancy of equipment. Premature replacement of assets should be able to be almost entirely eliminated.
- Timely routine repairs mean less large, expensive repairs to equipment.
- Reduced overtime costs for maintenance workers. Repairs will be done on a scheduled basis, rather than during an emergency which leads to a more economical use of maintenance workers.
- A preventative maintenance program lead to improved safety and quality conditions for everyone involved, including the driver, passengers, and everyone else who comes into contact with the fleet.
Because a properly implemented preventative maintenance program leads to greater safety, better economy, and less stress for everyone it is hard not to see the benefits. Ensuring that your equipment stays up to standards is our passion, and is arguably one of the most important aspects of fleet maintenance.