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Four fleet maintenance tips to minimize downtime

Nov. 4, 2022
A well-planned maintenance routine is critical to minimizing downtime. Explore these tips from Breanna Voss, senior marketing specialist at CHS Lubricants Marketing.

Keeping a fleet of high-mileage vehicles running smoothly requires preparation, and it’s never too early to start planning for the year ahead, especially while the base oil market continues to be volatile. Here are four tips to help you plan a fleet maintenance routine to minimize downtime.

  1. Connect with your local Cenex lubricants representative on a regular basis. No one is exempt from supply chain disruptions. Nearly every industry has been set back by shortages and delays in recent years. And while some factors may be out of your control, purchasing early and partnering with your local Cenex lubricants representative will help alleviate risk so you can head into the busy season with confidence. They can provide you with supply chain updates and helpful tips on how to plan ahead to ensure you have lubricant products when you need them.
  2. Put your fleet at an advantage by using premium quality lubricants. Synthetic lubricants are more resistant to oxidation and extreme temperature changes, which ensures that your fleet runs at peak performance, even in the coldest months. For optimal protection, consider using a quality full synthetic or synthetic blend diesel engine oil like Cenex Maxtron Enfrio-Edge or Maxtron Deo.
  3. Change your engine oil regularly. Depending on vehicle age, type of oil, and driving conditions, oil change intervals will vary. Be sure to refer to the oil change intervals recommended by your original equipment manufacturer. For maximum fleet efficiency, you can count on the stability of Cenex synthetic lubricants, which allow you to reduce the number of oil changes while minimizing wear. 
  4. Minimize downtime with a LubScan Used Oil Analysis. Test oil to help detect potential problems before they lead to equipment damage and failure. You can get a LubeScan kit through your local Cenex lubricants representative to protect your valuable fleet and ensure your operation is running when it matters most.

Successful fleet management requires a solid maintenance plan. To determine which lubricants are best for your vehicle, visit the Cenex equipment lookup tool and contact your local Cenex Lubricants dealer to customize a maintenance plan for your fleet. Cenex is committed to partnering with you and getting products to you in a timely manner to keep your fleet running at its best.

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