1. Update Equipment
Keeping up with the latest updates is critical for ensuring that you have the most up-to-date equipment available.
The best way to keep your equipment healthy is by replacing parts before failure, replacing fluids that are low on stock, and replacing degrading components that have reached the end of their life cycle (this includes batteries).
Maintaining your equipment is essential so it can run smoothly over time. Regularly updating software and supporting hardware helps reduce unplanned downtime, which means less work, too!
2. Make a Preventive Maintenance Strategy a Priority
Preventive maintenance is one of the most important things you can do for your vehicles–and it doesn’t cost anything! Regularly checking the air pressure in tires, changing the oil regularly, and replacing filters will ensure that your vehicle is always running smoothly. Another key factor in preventative maintenance is integrating a total vehicle or equipment scan tool process to view and keep a report on diagnostic health. Jaltest is the answer for quickly gathering all pertinent spec, operational, and diagnostic information with one connection and storing that health report on the computer and in Jaltest’s GRP system for cloud based storage and easy access.
It’s essential to make sure that your preventive maintenance schedule is up-to-date and complete. Jaltest’s software can also help you keep track of these schedules and alert you to when a needed repair is coming up.
3. Device Alerts and Notifications
This is an easy one–Have your employees check their devices regularly to ensure they’re not missing any important notifications. You can also proactively send alerts when there’s a problem with the equipment so that people know to report it immediately.
4. Increase Employee Training
Employee training can also help combat unplanned equipment downtime. Have your shop adhere to a triage vehicle health scan protocol during intake and a post scan process prior to releasing the vehicle back to the customer. This ensures all issues are identified and communicated and checks for the vehicle health prior to sending back to the customer mitigating potential come backs and missed repair opportunities.
Ensure your employees are trained to use the diagnostic scan tools properly and effectively and when to call the tech support network for help if something goes wrong.
5. Use Jaltest Diagnostic Tools
Jaltest offers diagnostic tools that can help you identify the root cause of your equipment malfunction. These kits are beneficial when there’s no other apparent reason why an equipment failure is occurring—you just know something’s wrong.
Whether you’re looking for something for your commercial fleet, off-highway equipment, or material handling equipment, Triad has it all!
These kits allow you to repair and recalibrate equipment with real-time monitoring and give you step-by-step guidance on how to clear fault codes or make dealer-level repairs.