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is vehicle maintenance so important? The answer should be obvious. A driver
spending a full day on the road needs to feel confident that his vehicle will
function efficiently and safely under all driving conditions. The owner of the
vehicle is interested in preventive maintenance, too. The simplest and most
economical way of protecting the original investment is through preventive
maintenance. Use the owners manual for a guide.
preventive maintenance program can not be considered good without
record‑keeping. Each vehicle should have its own maintenance and repair
file, including a lubrication record, an inspection and repair record, and a
schedule outlining a program of periodic maintenance and inspection. If the
vehicle is leased, the record should identify the contractor supplying the
should be responsible for knowing the mechanical condition of their vehicles. It
is the driver who must assure that at the start of each trip that the vehicle is
in good condition.
starting off, you should check inside the vehicle and be sure the floor is free
of obstructions and debris such as tools, rags or soiled clothing. You should
also take a close look at the seat and seat belts to be sure they are sound.
up the engine and watch the instruments—they should give a normal reading.
While the engine is running, heater, defroster and windshield wipers should be
the emergency equipment. The fire extinguisher should be charged and operable,
and there should be adequate flares or reflective devices.
the headlights, body lights and reflectors outside the vehicle. The driver
should be sure tires, and wheels are in good condition.
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