When it comes to protecting your commercial trucks, one area that fleet managers often overlook is corrosion prevention. Largely comprised of metallic materials, commercial trucks are extremely susceptible to corrosion cause by rain, snow, road chemicals and other wet-weather conditions. Implementing an effective corrosion prevention strategy is the only way to protect against unnecessary damage to your fleet vehicles.
Corrosion is a chemical process through which metallic objects degrade and dissolve. When vehicles are exposed to excess moisture, they are at increased risk for incurring corrosive damage. The following explains the chemical process and why wet-weather conditions can lead to commercial vehicle corrosion:
When road salt is added to the equation, this process can quickly get out of hand and lead to further damage. However, there are steps fleet managers can take to prevent corrosive damage in their commercial trucks.
From commercial tires and wheels to engine and undercarriage parts, there’s a lot that can be damaged by the corrosion process. When implementing your corrosion prevention strategy, consider the following to help keep your vehicles free from damage:
Another way fleet managers can better strategize about corrosion prevention is by partnering with a preventative maintenance provider like STTC. An experienced technician will be able to identify the signs of corrosion more easily and can provide you with the necessary next steps for keeping your vehicles safe.
STTC provides preventative maintenance plans to fleet managers throughout the United States. Our team is specially trained to use the most advanced industry tools and techniques, helping fleet managers catch corrosion early and deploy corrective action. Protect your commercial vehicles from unnecessary damage by contacting STTC today!