Preventative maintenance is maintenance that is regularly performed on a piece of equipment to lessen the likelihood of it failing. Preventative maintenance is performed while the equipment is still working, so that it does not break down unexpectedly.

If you’ve ever picked up your vehicle’s owner’s manual, you’ll find that there’s one phrase that always pops up every few pages – preventive maintenance. This is usually in the same sentence with another often repeated phrase – routine check-up. These terms are often used interchangeably, even though they are not the same. This is mostly because they have the same goal – to keep stuff from breaking.

But, no matter how well we build anything, nothing will be able to stand the ravages of time. Daily use and environmental factors will inevitably cause certain parts to weaken and eventually break down. The goal of preventive maintenance is to get to these weak points and strengthen them before reaching that breaking point. This allows drivers to avoid the often costly and time consuming replacement process.

Needless to say, preventative maintenance plays a major role in keeping your truck running properly and to the best of its ability and this is a goal that Schroeder Truck Repair wants to achieve for you. Schroeder will minimize the time you need to spend in the shop with these types of repairs, and maximize your time on the road. Contact us for any questions, or set an appointment at a time that is most convenient for you.