Published on May 11, 2021

Can the Maintenance of a Corporate Fleet be Simplified Using GPS Devices?

When you have more than one corporate vehicle, a lot of organisation is needed in order keep up with the technical servicing and maintenance of each and every vehicle. When tracking of regular procedures such as replacement of oils, belts, tires, servicing and check-ups, you can trust a Corporate Telematics System with the task.

Why does the GPS System make the Maintenance of Vehicles Easier?

GPS tracking systems make the technical maintenan of vehicles easier, because it streamlines the process of  tracking and notifying about future servicing of the vehicle – technical or adminisytrative. 

The GPS system uses three criteria for service, technical and administrative maintenance of vehicles:

        1/ Tracking the mileage of the vehicle using a GPS tracking system: This allows the user of the GPS system to plan regular maintenance activities based on mileage (such as replacement of oils, belts, filters) and notify when it is time to perform them. 

        2/ Tracking time periods using a GPS tracking system: This allows the user of the GPS system to plan regular maintenance activities based on time parameters e.g. tire replacement, insurance payments, loan payments etc. and get notified when it is time to perform them. 

        3/ Tracking of hours driven on devices with a GPS tracking system: based on this, the GPs system generates reminder events for the maintenance of the vehicle – replacement of oils, tires, servicing, renewal of insurance and check-ups. 

How does the GPS Control System Make the Technical Maintenance of Vehicles Easier? 

  1. The GPS trakcing device makes the technical maintenance of the vehicles with GPS devices easier by providing the user with control over all repetitive activities connected to the vehicle such as replacement of oils, filters, tires and payment of insurance etc. by enabling: 
  • Notifications about upcoming technical servicing of the vehicle based on mileage such as replacement of oils and filters every 10,000 km.;
  • Notification about upcoming technical servicing based on time intervals or dates, such as tire replacement, payments on insurance or loan on certain dates; 
  • Notification about upcoming servicing of the vehicle based on a double criterion – mileage or a certain date, such as replacement of a consumable after 15,000 kilometers or on 31.01.2018, whichever comes first; 
  • Date or remaining mileage until notification of a certain maintenance activity. For example the user can set up the system to provide notifications for oil replacement 1,000 kilometers before the required mileage is reached, or a certain amount of days before the selected date. 
  1. The GPS system automatically generates notifications about upcoming events and notifies users about upcoming maintenance activities. 

Notifying the user can be set up depending on the user’s references. There are various possibilities – using a periodical report, e-mail, text message and of course on a screen in the GPS tracking system itself, which looks like this: 

 

The GPS system preserves the full history of performed maintenance and allows for book-keeping information to be attached to the separate events. 

 

  1. Reports of upcoming maintenance or completion of such are accessible for the user at all times. 

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