Posted 26 October 2015 by Stacey Papp
With winter quickly approaching, it is important to prepare your fleets for colder temperatures. Below are some tips about how to winterize your fleet.
Think ahead. While we don’t want it to happen, mechanical problems do occur. In the winter months, it is especially important to make sure that there are emergency kits in each vehicle. These kits should include a blanket, food, and warm clothing, and can help the driver to stay warm if he/she ever gets stuck in a vehicle and has to wait for help to come.
Get proper tires. Winter tires are different from the tires that would normally be used in warmer months because winter tires are made from different material that is designed not to harden as much at lower temperatures. Winter tires also have wider grooves, which can improve stopping distance. Think about putting tires that are built for colder weather on your vehicles.
Protect the exterior of your vehicles. Consider deep washing and waxing your fleet as a way to possibly protect it against the elements this winter. Harsh temperatures can be hard on vehicles, and this is one prevention technique that may prevent long-term body damage.