How to keep your company car running smoothly
Your company car is a valuable (read: expensive) asset to your business. And as such, you want to make sure it gets as much mileage as possible. Once you know a little car maintenance 101, you'll be able to protect this asset for miles and miles to come.
Here are some easy ways to ensure your company car runs smoothly for as long as possible.
Pay attention to the warning lights
Always take note of your warning lights when they come on. That might sound like common sense, but so many people drive around with those lights on and that is the easiest way to wear down your car. The oil light in particular is one of the most important to keep an eye on. If that light goes on you should try to fix car as soon as possible, otherwise you're driving around and grinding metal on metal, wrecking your engine from the inside out.
In general, you should monitor all the fluids in your vehicle. These include:
- Motor oil
- Brake fluid
- Power steering fluid
Keep the engine moving
If you have a company car, you likely have a second, personal car as well. This means your company car might sit idle in the driveway. But if any vehicle is immobile for too long, it can break down in a number of ways. The worst is the accumulation of rust or leaking fluids. Besides, you got the car to represent your company, so you have to drive it around!
If any vehicle is immobile for too long, it can break down.
Keep the car clean
Again, you're representing your business, so you'll benefit from having a clean ride at all times. However, there's more to a clean car than just aesthetics. Cleaning rids your car of any dirt and debris like salt or dirt that could wear down the metals and paint.
Obey the rules of the road
If you're speeding down streets, slamming on the breaks at the last minute or taking turns on two wheels, your car is going to feel the abuse. If you want a race car as your company car, get that, but don't treat other cars as such.
Okay, but what if you've read these tips but you still need to upgrade your company car? We can help! It can be hard for small businesses to get a traditional loan for their company vehicle, but when you work with us to get a low doc or no doc car loan, then the process is infinitely easier. Just contact our experts here at AAA Finance and Insurance today. We'll help set up a pre-approved low doc loan in just hours. Give us a call and let's sort through the loan and get you on the road in no time.
About the author
Peter Watman has extensive finance and automotive experience having worked in both industries for over 30 years. Peter founded AAA Finance and Insurance in 2012. He leads an experienced team that provides quick and easy finance solutions along with exceptional customer service.