Intertruck urge under-pressure fleets to prepare for worst-case scenario winter
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 14:00
BEWARE: Intertruck urge fleet action
As winter approaches, Intertruck are advising workshops and fleet decision-makers to be as ready as possible with a new essentials checklist.
The Birmingham-based company are warning against vehicle downtime and the resulting complications as a result of winter-related component failure.
Their checklist, specifically designed to ensure vehicles are able to survive the winter months, recommends the following areas should be checked regularly:
– Antifreeze levels
– Radiator condition
– All filters
– Lights, lenses and bulbs
– Battery condition
– Wiper blades and washers
– Spray suppression
– Air dryer cartridge
– Brake adjusters
– Brake chambers and spring brakes
– Turbo condition
Ed Pedder, General Manager of Major Accounts at Intertruck, said: “Costs continue to rise and many fleets are being placed under increasing pressure to be as efficient as possible.
“The winter months present a very specific problem and it is paramount that vehicles perform reliably whatever the weather.
“Intertruck is committed to providing the commercial vehicle operator with a comprehensive, all-makes range of OE quality components.
“In partnership with famous brand names and backed by a nationwide network of 30+ branches, each holding comprehensive stocks and offering fast efficient service, we are confident we can fulfil all parts requirements this winter.”
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