Whether you’re traveling around your state or going across the entire country, it’s important that your vehicle is DOT-compliant and that you keep it in good condition. Like other vehicles, these vehicles experience wear and tear through repeated use and can fall apart if you’re not careful. Thankfully, you can keep your DOT-compliant vehicle on the road if you know how to spot issues and take care of them before they worsen.
To keep your vehicle in optimal condition, it’s important to stay on top of regular maintenance tasks. This includes routine oil and fluid changes and thorough inspections of your brakes, suspension, and other vital components. When you and your team diligently assess and maintain every aspect of your vehicle, you can ensure everything is in proper working order. If everything’s working as it should, you can rest easy knowing your vehicle is safe and will take care of your business for your entire marketing tour.
If you want your vehicle to stay DOT-compliant, you must do everything right on the road and drive as safely as possible. Whether you have a certified driver on your team or a professional on your side, they must drive safely and abide by the rules of the road. Being behind schedule is not a situation you want to be in, but that’s no excuse for speeding and driving recklessly. You and your team must drive safely because abiding by the rules of the road will help you stay DOT-compliant, and it will help you protect yourself against nasty accidents.
Look for Warning Signs
In addition to driving safely and giving your marketing vehicle the regular maintenance it needs, you must also look for warning signs of imminent issues. Unusual noises, vibrations, or smells can all indicate a problem with your vehicle, so it’s important to pay attention and note when something is out of the ordinary. However, on top of taking note when something is wrong, you need to actually follow up and address the issue. Noticing a warning sign won’t help you stay DOT-compliant if you don’t take the necessary steps to solve whatever issue plagues your vehicle.
Keeping your DOT-compliant vehicle on the road is easier said than done, but with the right knowledge and care, it is possible. When you know how to spot an issue and take care of it, you can keep your marketing tour running smoothly. At Event Marketing Drivers, we want to help make that possible. Our extensive promotional vehicle maintenance will ensure you’re safe before you even get on the road. We want to protect you and your assets on the road so that you can get to every tour location and market your products and services with ease.