Fleet maintenance checklist

Introducing a fleet vehicle maintenance checklist will make it quick and easy for your drivers to evaluate their vehicle's condition and establish its road-worthiness prior to driving.

Routine maintenance checks help your drivers identify and report mechanical and safety issues early on, providing an additional safeguard against accidents, costly breakdowns and other potential losses resulting from a poorly maintained vehicle. 

The following assessment areas should be included in your checklist:

Engine checks

It's important to inspect the health of your engine both when it's stationary and when it's running. 

While stationary, the following engine inspections should be made:
  • Radiator check
  • Coolant and anti-freeze levels
  • Fan blades and mountings
  • Battery damage and electrolyte levels
  • Defective or leaking engine parts
  • Engine oil level
  • Brake fluid level
  • Screenwash level
  • Power steering fluid
Running engine inspections should involve the following checks
  • Rattling, knocking or unusual noises
  • Pedal functioning
  • Clutch condition
  • Windshield wiper functioning

Exterior checks

An inspection of the external condition of a fleet vehicle should include the following checks:
  • Tyre pressure and tread wear
  • Visibility of number plates
  • Condition of bodywork
  • Condition of windscreen and windows
  • Condition and functioning of all lights
  • Spare tyre

Interior checks

An interior inspection of a fleet vehicle should include the following checks:
  • Seat adjustments
  • Seatbelt condition
  • Lights
  • Mirror adjustments
  • Door alignment
  • Defrosters
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Cabin cleanliness
  • First aid kit
  • Torch
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Vehicle handbook
  • No smoking sticker