How can you maintain a truck properly?

One in three breakdowns is because the truck is not properly maintained. Usually this is not a large-scale defect, often minor repairs are required to get the vehicle running again.  You can then purchase  a replacement part on our website, for example  .  Nevertheless, it is of course better not to purchase a new part for your truck at all. To prevent this, you can perform some maintenance on your car, although this of course does not offer a guarantee.

Preventive maintenance

To prevent technical defects and therefore unplanned downtime, you can perform preventive maintenance, although you can certainly hire a specialist for this. You can also use telematics systems. This means that the truck is online connected to the workshop. In this way, the life span of the parts is linked to the transport schedule, but also to the maintenance schedule. It is also called predictive maintenance, as this way you can predict when the car is due for maintenance.

Ties

Many accidents with the cars are caused by something wrong with the tires, 43 percent of the accidents to be precise. In principle, such accidents can be prevented with the help of maintenance and control. For example, you have to check whether the tires have cracks. You should also check the tire pressure. If the tires are under 30 percent under pressure, they will wear one and a half times faster, while also using more fuel.

Cleaning

Unplanned downtime can also be prevented by regularly cleaning your truck thoroughly. This can help as dirt and sand corrode parts while also causing corrosion. Cleaning the car can extend the life of the vehicle. In addition, the residual value will certainly be increased. Another advantage of regularly cleaning the underside of the truck is that it can save up to 300 kilograms in weight. A tip when cleaning your truck: do not use chemicals. It’s a lot better to clean with a neutral detergent.


Mediterraneantruck is one of the most important European players in the tire and maintenance market. The brand and the chain have grown from a long tradition. The ATS network (later ATS Euromaster) was established in Great Britain in the late 1960s. Around 1990 the acquisition of tire specialists started in various European countries. The Mediterraneantruck brand was created in 1991.

Substantial geographic expansion followed in 2003 with the integration of Viborg, which is a major player in Northern Europe with more than 500 branches. Between 2004 and 2008 the Mediterraneantruck network grew in France, Germany, Poland, Spain and Sweden, followed by Romania and Poland in 2009 and Norway and Italy in 2010. In 2010/2011, Germany and Spain expanded their franchise network with more than 500 branches, including the Servirueda and Rodi group.…

REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF TRUCKS

Whether you are a freelancer with one truck or the owner of a large transport company: a BOVAG truck company is the best partner for maintenance and repairs.

QUICK ON THE ROAD

A BOVAG truck company naturally ensures that your truck remains in top condition. Today’s trucks and service visits are of such high quality that you can drive for a long time without having to visit the workshop at all. And if you unexpectedly have a breakdown, you don’t want to hear: “tomorrow you will be the first”. Permanent employability is just as important to your truck company as you are. The workshops are therefore also open in the evenings and on weekends to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR TRUCK

You can discover all the ins and outs of your truck at the BOVAG truck company. The technicians find it important and fun to share their expertise with you. During repairs and maintenance you will hear exactly what they are going to do and why. Even if your company has its own workshop, you can of course contact the truck company for advice, support and further training for your mechanics. And of course every driver who starts on a new truck receives thorough instruction. What new technology is in the car? What can you expect from maintenance? What can you solve yourself along the way?

COSTS EXACTLY IN SIGHT

More than half of the entrepreneurs already opt for a repair and maintenance contract. You then have the certainty that your truck is and remains perfectly maintained. A contract is also useful for your financial planning, because you have an exact overview of the costs per kilometer.…

What is a maintenance contract?

What costs do you spend on repairs? What budget should you reserve for this? In this article we provide insight into how you can control the costs for repairs as well as possible with a DAF maintenance contract. That way you know exactly where you stand. Good for you and your wallet.

Knowing where you stand with Mediterraneantruck

Would you like to know in advance which bill you will be presented with? A Mediterraneantruck  repair and maintenance contract offers you maximum security at a fixed price per kilometer. In this way you ensure that your truck remains in optimal condition and you save yourself a lot of time and administration. That way you can continue to focus on your core business: driving the truck.

DAF Knowledge Base Costs and Prices Duration of maintenance

Cost of a maintenance contract?

The costs of a maintenance contract depend on a number of components. The truck itself, of course, but also the maintenance requirements and the final shape you choose. Mediterraneantruck  Services offers an extensive range of standard services plus various options. As a customer you determine the service level and the content of your maintenance package , so the costs will never be a surprise.

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What are the benefits of Mediterraneantruck  Services packages?

The advantages of Mediterraneantruck  Services at a glance:

Complete cost control

Optimal condition of your truck

Fast maintenance turnaround time and thus maximum vehicle utilization

Increased trade-in value of your truck

Flexible maintenance possible at several dealers

Ask?

Would you like to know more about the possibilities and the associated costs of a MultiSupport maintenance contract ? Your own DAF dealer will be happy to tell you more about it.…