Vehicle Maintenance

Here at EFS we are extremely proud to boast a fully equipped commercial vehicle workshop, complete with our very own on-site commercial vehicle repairs and maintenance team. We maintain all of our own vehicles to comply with the stringent guidelines set out by VOSA and also help repair some of our freight customer’s vehicles too. By doing this, we can help our clients control their maintenance and commercial vehicle repair costs. Vehicles can be serviced and repaired overnight and are usually ready for the next working day, subject to the repair work.

Our fully skilled and trained technicians are VOSA approved and carry out safety inspections on our entire fleet on a regular basis. We offer a full range of services for commercial vehicles including: safety inspections, servicing, diagnostics, brakes tests, wheel alignment and geometry, tail lift repairs and much more. Our labour rates are extremely competitive and we offer a full print-out of results on completion of inspections.

Commercial Vehicle Repairs

With EFS you can rest assured our VOSA accredited mechanics are able to effectively take care of all maintenance and commercial vehicle repair duties. However, repairing vehicles in the modern era would be impossible without the right equipment. Here at EFS, we have invested heavily into our workshop equipment and will continue to do so, to ensure vehicles are maintained to the highest standard. Here are just a number of features of our vehicle maintenance service:

  • Commercial Garage for HGVs, trucks, wagons, lorries and small vans;
  • 24hour servicing and callout;
  • Premier Pits-full length vehicle inspection bay;
  • Member of the Freight Transport Association;
  • HGV/PSV brake tester with full VOSA database
  • DAF parts stockists and specialists
  • JOSAM wheel alignment equipment
  • TEXA vehicle diagnostics
  • VOSA accredited mechanics
  • MILLERS OILS – strong affiliation and used in all our vehicles
  • Somers Totalkare – vehicle lift
  • Authorised installer and user of TomTom webfleet
  • Smart Witness CCTV and Safety System installer

Our Technicians

Our maintenance team consists of fully qualified vehicle technicians, all VOSA trained and accredited in HGV/PSV standards and procedures. This allows our technicians to inspect, service and repair vehicles to the highest of standards. We continuously invest in our training and all technicians are conversant with many new vehicle systems, including SCR, EBS, and ABS.

Maintenance Schedule

To ensure our vehicle fleet is as up-to-date and as safe as it can possibly be, we stick to a clear maintenance plan and schedule using the latest planning software. This not only allows us to keep our own fleet of vehicles up-to-date, but also allows us to offer a full vehicle schedule, paperwork and office service to any of our customers. Our schedule consists of the following:

  • Daily overall vehicle checks by the driver
  • Blemish reports and refinement
  • Routine safety inspections
  • Periodic servicing adhering to manufacturer’s guidelines
  • Annual test preparation

Driver Training

As well as commercial vehicle repairs and maintenance, we also offer driver training programmes for our customers as well as our drivers. This training involves the use of modern vehicle systems and daily walk-round checks. We highlighted a specific need for better driving training with our own drivers and now we are able to offer this service to our customers.

Passing the Savings Across to You

Not only do we have a wide range of services, we also have the experienced and qualified staff required to carry the work out. With top of the range facilities and tools at our disposal, we have access to exhaust, headlamp and brake testing equipment. With all this available to us, we make sure we prevent breakdowns, rather than respond to them when they happen.

Effective maintenance planning and activity provides us with more accurate data in terms of budgeting and costs. Ensuring we keep on top of this means we are able to pass those savings across to our customers!

Commercial Tyre Depot and Breakdown Service

Not only do we offer a wide range of garage services, we also have our own Tyre Depot in Preston, Red Scar Tyres have over 20 years’ experience in the supply and fitting of tyres, wheels and commercial tyres. Red Scar are Authorised Hankook, Michelin, Bridgestone and Pirelli Dealers and also supply and fit tyres and casing from all the leading manufactures including GT, Continental, Dunlop and Good Year to name a few.

At the depot hold a wide range of stock and Red Scar Tyres are able to cater for a wide range of budgets and vehicle type including light and heavy commercial vehicles, lorry, buses, vans, cars, agricultural vehicle as well as plant and earth moving equipment.

Alongside our local services which include fleet checks and brake testing (at our Burnley depot), we also provide 24/7 national tyre breakdown cover.

 

Contact us for more information on our commercial vehicle repairs.

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