3 Tips to Help Prepare Your Fleet For Winter

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Driving a fleet through snow and ice is an entirely different experience from driving through sunny, dry days. And, as such, you need to modify your fleet accordingly.

Driving a fleet through snow and ice is an entirely different experience from driving through sunny, dry days.  And, as such, you need to modify your fleet accordingly.  Keeping your trucks in top shape is an important part of safely navigating your journeys.  Traveling becomes safer and more reliable when you’re prepared for what lies ahead.  Read on for a few tips for preparing your fleet for winter weather.


Tip #1: Check your tires.

 

Underinflated tires are one of the biggest causes of truck accidents.  Not to mention, your all-weather tires are probably not fully equipped to handle heavy ice and snow.  Trucks are incredibly heavy, and need impeccable traction in order to be safe enough for driving purposes.

 

Tip #2: Change your oil.

 

When the weather is colder, oil thickens.  Thick oil does not circulate through the engine nearly as well, which can lead to serious malfunction.  In order to prevent this, you should change out your oil for something thinner, which will help lubricate your engine during the winter.

 

Tip #3: Replace the battery.

 

Because trucks need a lot of power, they need a particularly strong battery.  Batteries don’t last forever–about 48 to 72 months on average–so it’s important to keep them up-to-date.  An important part of maintenance is making sure your truck runs smoothly for as long as possible.  Cold weather also drains your battery faster, so if it’s on its last legs, don’t think you can skate through the winter on a bad battery.  Replace it now and save yourself the headache.

 

Middleton & Meads can handle all of your winter truck maintenance needs!

 

Middleton & Meads. provides quality truck and bus repair, service, and fleet management for the Baltimore, MD area. We have over 90 years of experience in the trucking industry and will provide you with customer service like you have never experienced before! If you are interested in seeing how we can help your business, give us a call at (410) 752-5588 or visit us online today! For more articles and trucking tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and LinkedIn.

 

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