Vehicles don’t always do so well in the cold. This is an unfortunate reality we have to deal with when winter rolls around. If you own a limo rental company, it can be an especially stressful time. But there are measures you can take to make your winter easier and keep your customers happy during these colder months. Today in the Coachwest blog, we’ll talk more about winter maintenance.
The best thing you can do for your fleet is to carry out a general maintenance check on everything. Here are some things you’ll definitely want to look at:
The cold weather can quickly turn a low battery into a completely dead battery. It’s a good idea to test all of your batteries and replace the ones that are near dead. The last thing you want is a dead limo when it’s supposed to be sent out to customers.
Make sure all of your antifreeze is topped off. Antifreeze is extremely important because it prevents the water in your engine’s cooling system from freezing. When colder weather comes, this is especially essential.
As always, make sure you change your oil when necessary. You may even want to consider switching to a synthetic oil if you haven’t already. Synthetic oil is better for your engine. Just check with your mechanic to make sure synthetic oil is right for your limo.
If you live in an area that gets a lot of ice and snow, it might be worth considering the switch to snow tires. These have much better traction in icy conditions. Of course, this can be costly, so you might want to consider that before making a decision.
Make sure you properly equip your limo drivers with whatever they might need for icy conditions. Keep an emergency kit in the trunk that has things like flares, road cones, battery jump starters, chains or salt to get out of snow banks, etc. Also, provide deicing chemicals to make it easy to clear frost off windows.
You want to present a professional appearance to your customers. Snow and slush can make your limos very dirty. You may have to clean them more often in the winter time, so make sure you’re prepared for this possibility.
If you’re looking for new limos to add to your fleet, look no further. Coachwest has a variety of quality options to choose from. Contact us today for more information and to speak with a representative.