Winter is here and many parts of the country are experiencing extremely cold, sub-zero temperatures right now. As restoration contractors, cold spells often mean an uptick in business due to frozen pipes and other winter and ice-related issues. This also means making sure fleet vehicles are tuned and ready to go, and teams have the proper gear they need to serve customers and their needs best.
Most restoration companies don’t have an in-house mechanic, but it’s likely you have a local auto shop you trust to service your vehicles. Heading into winter, or stretches of extreme cold, it’s wise to have batteries and other engine components inspected to be sure everything is in order. During a recent cold snap in the Midwest, tow truck companies were inundated with calls from drivers stuck on the side of the road. In some cases, people were waiting 10+ hours in sub-zero temperatures for two trucks to reach them. In the restoration world, our customers don’t have 10 minutes to wait, so making sure your fleet is ready to battle extreme temperatures is wise.