Simple Fleet Maintenance Steps to Prepare for Fall

Simple Fleet Maintenance Steps to Prepare for Fall

Summer is ending, and fall is right around the corner. Before the leaves start to turn, make sure your fleet is ready to roll through the changing weather. The sooner you perform the following truck fleet maintenance tasks, the sooner your fleet will be prepared to tackle the cooler weather, rain, and general vehicle wear that can the performance and reliability of your commercial truck fleet. Here are a few steps that will help you prepare for winter and 2021.

1. Perform a Visual Inspection

Give your vehicles a thorough visual inspection. Look for uneven wear on tires, leaky seals, damaged lights, worn windshield wipers, broken mirrors, etc. Replace any damaged components and do a more thorough inspection of any leaks you discover.

2. Give the Engine a Tune-Up

Tuning up your engine is essential truck fleet maintenance that ensures the engine performs as required regardless of the weather outside. It also helps improve engine efficiency, which makes it a cost-effective investment that will pay for itself over the months ahead.

3. Check the Emergency Gear

All commercial motor vehicles should be equipped with a cold-weather survival kit. At a minimum, your kit should contain snow brushes, shovel, flashlight, jumper cables, salt, road flares, and a First Aid kit. It’s also a good idea to make sure it has a radio, batteries, warm clothing, and water. Further, make sure that the truck has a set of chains and that the driver knows how to use them properly.

Don’t Forget the CARB’s!

While your drivers are no doubt thinking ahead towards the holidays and all the carbs on the table, don’t forget the CARB regulations you need to follow for your business. All commercial motor vehicles with a GVWR 26,000 lbs or greater must be CARB compliant starting in 2021. At a minimum, these vehicles must meet the 2010 model year equivalent standards.

If a vehicle is not CARB compliant, the DMV won’t allow you to register the vehicle until it meets CARB standards. In most cases, it is easier and far less expensive to apply those funds towards the lease or purchase of a new truck rather than trying to upgrade an older vehicle.

C&M Motors Inc

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2020 CARB regulations will be taking many trucks off the road by end of year. Are you ready? We can help!

Keep Your Credit Line Open – Lease Your Commercial Trucks

Keep Your Credit Line Open – Lease Your Commercial Trucks

Commercial Truck Leasing

Commercial vehicles can be leased like you would lease a personal vehicle. The terms are similar to a traditional purchase with a contract with a time limit, set monthly payments, but a lease differs in that you have the option to buy or return the vehicle when the lease term expires.

The Advantages

Leasing your company’s commercial trucks offers several advantages to your business. The first of these is cost. In general, leasing is cheaper than traditional pay to own commercial loans. Many commercial leases also have a buy option with a set buyout price at the end of the lease term. Secondly, a commercial lease has a lower upfront cost and a lower down payment. Third, with a lease you can trade in the vehicle at the end of the lease term getting a newer truck, this means you always have the newest and best equipment available. Fourth, many leases include other perks for commercial truck loans including regular maintenance without an out of pocket expense. Finally, a commercial truck lease can be easier to qualify for than other automotive loans which can be useful if your credit score is not perfect or your business just opened.

Things to Keep in Mind

Leasing a vehicle keeps more of your capital on hand for other business needs. Having available capital means your business can respond quickly to opportunities.

Conclusion

Commercial truck leasing is a flexible way to provide for your company’s vehicle needs. The ability to trade-in or buy keeps your options open and the easier loan application helps removes the barrier to entry for getting the equipment your business needs.

C&M Motors, NationaLease of San Diego, is your trusted partner in the commercial truck leasing business. A family business with over 37 years’ experience, we stand behind all of our trucks, our service, fabrication, and fleet services. Give us a call to learn more.

C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!

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(800) 736-3443

What Truck Sizes are Available for Lease from C&M Motors?

Having choices of truck sizes and configurations can make the leasing process for you and your fleet manager easier.

C&M Motors has the capacity to furnish and outfit a wide variety of trucks tailored to fit the specific requirements of your transportation needs.

Here are some of the body types available:
• Light and Medium Duty trucks
• Flat beds
• Bobtails
• Dump bodies
• Tow bodies
• Dry van bodies
• Refrigerator trucks
• Box trucks

When considering the size of commercial truck necessary for your business, the experienced staff at C&M can help you make the right decision.
We stock a wide selection of truck sizes, and capacities for lease including the Hino 155 Series with a GVW of 19,500, the Hino 195 Series which carries a GVW of 19,500, the 238 series has a 23,000 GVW, and the brand-new XL Heavy Duty series (available later in 2019) carrying a GVW of 62,000. Dry bed truck sizes range from 16 to 26 feet.

Our fabrication department can create custom additions to any selection you make. We can design and customize your truck to fit the specific transportation needs of your company.
Let us help you in the decision-making process so you end up with a truck that is best suited for it’s hauling requirements. Give us a call and see what truck size and full-service leasing program makes the best sense for you and your business.

C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!
www.cmmotorsinc.com
(800) 736-3443

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