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Reduce fleet downtime with a lubrication management strategy

Your fleet is at the centre of your business and keeping it moving is essential to maximise your profits. Implementing the correct lubricant management process will help you to reduce your overall costs and keep your vehicles on the road with minimal disruption.

Without the correct lubrication processes in place there is an increased risk in mixing incompatible products or contamination, which could cause disruption. A good lubrication program involves being proactive rather than reactive and taking steps to avoid problems before they develop.

Lubrication management

One of the key areas to look at as part of your lubrication program is the oil drain intervals. Always refer to the manufacturers manual for an engine’s optimum drain interval. In some cases fleet managers prefer to extend drain intervals, but if this is part of your lubrication strategy you must check that the oil you are using is built for the drain interval you are running.

To save on costs it could also be tempting to opt for cheaper oils. However, cheaper oils are often less effective which can cause damage to vital engine parts over time. Premium oils often go above and beyond quality standards, helping to control deposit and soot build ups for better engine performance.

Choosing the right lubricants for your fleet operations also helps to cut costs in other areas such as improving fuel milage. As an authorised distributor of Q8Oils, AID Fuel Oils Group supplies high-quality oils for a range of applications, available online with nationwide delivery.