Vehicle Preventative Maintenance
Wash your Unit Properly
Inside and Out
Road Safety requires not only
driver fitness but vehicle fitness.
A well maintained vehicle not only speaks volumes
about the owner, but will protect the owner on the
Importance of effective maintenance
• Effective and proper maintenance will provide many benefits to the
vehicle owner, including:
• Saving fuel and money – mechanical systems of the vehicle will
affect fuel efficiency
• Reducing long-term maintenance costs
• Minimize harmful exhaust emissions and protect the environment
• Increase reliability of your vehicle and limit the risk of vehicle
• Increase the resale value of your vehicle
Presenting a Clean Image
• Maintaining clean vehicles also helps promote a positive image
among community residents, in turn, enhancing the confidence
clients and stake holders have in company and oilfield industry.
• Regardless if we OWN IT, LEASE IT, or BORROW
You have sign out the unit and you are
responsible for it!
Basic Maintenance of your Vehicle
Identifying aspects in need of maintenance
• The best and most efficient method of knowing about
your company vehicle and keeping track of it is
through the owner's manual which provides complete
information on how to go about it. You can inspect
your company vehicle every time you enter it, or on a
daily or weekly basis or at intervals specified in the
manual. Read the owner's manual carefully to
become familiar with your vehicle's maintenance
schedule and requirements. Maintenance regimes
vary widely from one vehicle to another – the
manufacturer of your vehicle knows best.
Your Vehicle is Talking Here
• If you see the light, take it in for a check up!
A fleet vehicle is more than
• T – tires
• O – oil
• W- windows
• B- brakes
• I – interior
• F - fluids
Ride in Style
Blow it up Right
Bumper to Bumper = Roof to Road
Check the battery once per month for corrosion and clean it or
have it cleaned and as needed. Avoid running your battery down,
if possible. Even with a jump start, it's hard on the battery.
Batteries do eventually get old.
If anything seems out of place, have it checked as soon as
possible. An unusual smell, a new noise, a vibration, a new light
on the instrument panel coming on, anything, have it checked!
That Circle Check and your Senses
Smell: Strange smells may emanate from inside your car. This could be an early warning signal that
requires attention if much more time and money are to be saved later on.
• Possible causes might include:
• The existence of some trapped water, usually under the carpet. This will ruin the carpet and also
speed up corrosion.
• Variety of smoky smells. Electrical smoky smells are the most dangerous and it is advisable to shut
down, open the bonnet, disconnect the batteries and seek professional help. Other smoky smells
may occur when the sound or heat proof lining inside the engine space burns. Trace the cause.
• Fuel smells might occur when the fuel tank venting gets choked or if there has been an overflow.
• Oil or exhaust smells from the engine. This maybe caused either due to too much engine oil, or if
the engine oil has grown old and is burning, or if it has been overheated.
• A typical sweetish smell emanates when varnish is being burnt which occurs when your dynamo or
alternator is about to pack up and would, usually be accompanied by flickering lights.
• Burning rubber smells tend to come when you drive with your brakes on or when tires are
• Strange sounds tend to be sidelined by external noise on the road, the noise of
radio, passengers etc. However, if the problem persists, the car will make its
condition known every time you take a corner or ride over a bump.
• Easily recognizable sounds are
• Strange clicking while taking a turn from the front wheels means that the front
shaft is about to fall apart. Get it fixed before it actually does.
• A fan-belt squeal means that another one is needed.
• Rhythmic clicks from the wheel indicate faulty bearings at worst or just large
pebbles stuck in the tread pattern at the best.
• A change in engine tone usually indicates engine overheating, especially if you
have been driving at constant speeds for a long time. Stopping or varying the
engine speed should be enough if there is no severe problem. Otherwise, let the
car cool down and then check radiator and water levels.
• Backfiring while normal driving means serious problems and should be properly
• Engine knocks means that it is time to get into a lower gear. If it persists, however,
it is time to get your engine and engine oil checked.
Clean your Vehicle
Inside and Outside
• Do you have trash in your vehicle?
• Clean out the waste and wipe down your
dash and driver areas
We Issue it – You Maintain it
CHECK ALL ISSUED
Secure All Equipment
Inside and Outside
Secure your load for safer roads!
What is an unsecured load?
• An unsecured load has not been fastened in or
attached to the vehicle with tarps, rope, straps,
netting, or chains, so as to prevent any part of
the load or the covering from becoming loose,
detached, or leaving the vehicle while the
vehicle is moving
If you have a issue
• Call our Supervisor and Fleet Coordinator as
soon as you notice the problem !