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How To: Look After Your Fleet in Winter

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Winter is fast approaching, which means it’s time to check your fleet is prepared for the winter months.

Ensuring your drivers are safe and efficient on the road is vital all year round. Particularly now that the weather is rapidly changing. Here, we've put together four ways to prepare your fleet for winter.

Check your fleet for any signs of wear or damage

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Ask that your drivers do an inspection of their vehicle, where they should be looking for any signs of damage such as tyre bulges and wheel damage.

Keeping an eye on fleet maintenance is essential through the winter months. As your drivers are travelling long distances in extreme weather conditions, any issues will only worsen over time.

Give your drivers up-to-date driving training

Although your drivers will have been driving on the road for a while, it’s still essential to give them regular training where you should remind them of the potential dangers and risks they could face throughout the winter. Including icy or snowy conditions, and ensuring they can drive safely no matter the weather conditions they may face.

Winter checklist

It’s a good idea to create a winter checklist for your drivers. This can be kept in the glove compartment and referred to whenever temperatures drop.

Your checklist should include instructions to:

  • Check headlights before every journey
  • Check all fluids and top up if necessary
  • Check wiper blades
  • Pack emergency kit
  • Check tyre pressure and tread depth

It’s also important that your drivers know the contact details for your fleet's emergency breakdown assistance company. By your drivers having the number of an on-site service and repairs company this will reduce your fleets' downtime and ensure your drivers won't have to wait for a long time for assistance, particularly in cold temperatures.

Book a fleet maintenance service with DA Techs

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As well as carrying out essential inspections for your fleet, you should also book your fleet maintenance services with DA Techs. We specialise in using state-of-the-art equipment, which allows us to inspect your vehicles thoroughly and identify any potential issues early on.

We will also take care of any repairs or refurbishments needed to make sure your drivers are safe on the road.

To find out more about our fleet vehicle maintenance services in more detail, contact us today on 01204 859 045.