The Value of Preventative Maintenance

The primary goal of maintenance is to make sure things are operating at a satisfactory level to avoid failure. All technology needs some sort of maintenance at a point in time, whether it be your vehicle, tractor/machinery, heating and cooling systems, or even just a toaster.

I have personally seen preventative maintenance not be prioritized at another place I’ve worked. When the program was not prioritized, our toaster broke down and later on short-circuited the rest of the equipment within the store.  After the toaster, it was the coffee brewer, then the water pumps, then the water heater, one breaking down after another. It felt like there was a new problem every day. Luckily, the store eventually went back to normal after 2-3 weeks and after multiple expenses... This situation brought on many inconveniences for us employees and a few guests.

The Preventative Maintenance Program creates habits to help maintain a successful business like efficiency, safety, lower costs, and reduced component wear. When not only participating in, but prioritizing, the program it can save up 20% of energy and longer down-times. Though it doesn’t guarantee that equipment and vehicles won’t fail, it still increases the chances of long-term reliability and longevity of the machine. The process is a practice that can help one catch the problem before the machine completely stops functioning.

For example: Hughes’s service technicians like to inspect every single part within a machine, to ensure that things will operate accordingly to the manufacturer’s specifications. When it comes to vehicle’s preventative maintenance, Hughes’s employees suggest lubricating the motor and changing belts and filters. Automotive mechanics recommend to change oil frequently, monitor all fluids, maintain transmission, change spark plugs as required, stay aware of the condition of the timing belt, flush the radiator, combat rust, and maintain good driving habits. It will all maximize the return on every dollar spent within your vehicle.

Pillar Surplus carries a variety of parts for repairs that are quality and are at low prices. We help our customers save money when purchasing dependable components for your machine or vehicle. We also have manuals that help identify parts and where a replacement is needed to help you through the process of doing your own preventative maintenance. 

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