Having spent a significant time driving in the early hours recently, or at least before the sun has emerged from its slumber, I have noticed an increasing number of vehicles driving without lights or with defective lights.
Now defective lights are an obvious defect, but it usually means that the driver has got other defects too. So spend a little time doing the following, oh and make sure your staff are doing this as it could cause you as a business owner some issues too.
Tyres – You need to check the tread depth, tyre pressure (you may need the handbook for this bit) and the general condition of the tyre. I recommend that you have no less than 2mm of tread on your tyres. You should check your tyres every month.
Lights – Take the time to check all of your lights on your vehicle. You should also invest in a spare bulb set too. Remember that your lights are there to ensure you are seen rather than to see where you are going in most cases. You should check your lights every week.
Oil – You should check your oil weekly.
Water – You should also make sure that the water levels are correct.
Screen wash – You should maintain the strength of your screen wash and remember an empty screenwash bottle is an offence.
Wipers – If your wipers are not clearing the screen you are putting yourself in danger and the worst part is you won’t see the danger coming.
If you are unsure then contact a professional for advice.
Fleet Risk Consultants