The agency knows how greatly some companies depend on their commercial vehicles, especially during the summer months. When a car, van, or truck breaks down, it can cause significant financial loss.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) July 30, 2012
Highpoint Insurance Group, a Texas insurance agency specialized in commercial/business insurance lines, educates clients and prospects about important summer maintenance checks for commercial vehicles. The agency knows how greatly some companies depend on their commercial vehicles, especially during the summer months. When a car, van, or truck breaks down, it can cause significant financial loss.
Here are some important summer maintenance tips to keep commercial vehicles operating:
- Check tire pressure after extreme weather shifts – Generally there’s no need to worry about tire pressure when there’s a gradual progression from cool to warm weather. When temps dramatically increase, for example, from 75 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit within a two day period, it’s important to make sure tires are not overinflated. Overinflated tires more easily sustain damage due to potholes or sharp debris.
- Check vehicle batteries – Batteries die more frequently in the summer since heat makes battery fluid evaporate and makes batteries corrode faster. In fact, when temps reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit it can get up to 140 degrees under the hood of a vehicle. That’s why it’s important to check batteries in the summer months. Check the water levels in each cell. Clean any corrosion or lead oxidation.
- Check radiator fluid –It’s a good practice to check radiator fluids and give all commercial vehicles a radiator flush at least once a year to prevent coolant from breaking down and eroding radiators over time. In fact, radiators need coolant even in the summer to prevent corrosion.
Highpoint Insurance Group hopes Texas businesses benefit from keeping their fleets or company vehicles properly maintained. The better maintained a vehicle, the less likely it breaks down or causes an accident, which could cause a serious claim on companies’ commercial auto insurance policies in Texas.
About Highpoint Insurance Group:
Highpoint Insurance Group is an independent Texas insurance agency founded on the guiding principles of integrity, honesty and taking a leadership role in the community. The agency strives to offer the highest quality customer service, and take pride in creating long standing relationships with each and every client. With Highpoint Insurance Group each client is actually presented with choices. The agency represents many companies and has the ability to customize each client’s coverage. Highpoint Insurance Group is on your side when it comes to finding the best commercial insurance from Dallas to Houston!