As the leaves begin to turn colors and the air turns crisp, we are reminded that winter and the inclement weather it brings with it is just around the corner. What can be done to prepare for this? Read on to learn more.
With the winter season quickly approaching, now is the time to make sure you are prepared for what it will bring. When the temperature drops, snow, slush, and ice can happen quickly, even while students are at school. An automatic tire chain system is ready to go at a moment’s notice, but here are some items to check first.
Read up on maintenance and operation
Whether you are a driver or fleet manager, make sure whoever is driving the bus is familiar with Onspot, automatic tire chain system and how it operates. The operation is simple, but it is always good to go over it again. Remember at what speeds to engage and disengage the system, especially when coming up to a questionable patch in the road.
Exercise the Onspots
The best way to make sure your Onspot system is still operating normally, is to activate them at least once a month. On a gravel road or lot while the bus is out of service, flip the switch and make sure the units come down. Once they do, pull forward to ensure the chains get under the tires. If all checks out, flip the switch off and you are all set!
With winter on its way, being prepared is essential, and the above points are a good way to get started. To further education, click the link below on winter weather!