January 26, 2021
Cleaning Tips for Keeping Your Trucks Sparkling
Tosha Missel, PacLease Marketing Specialist
What does your truck or truck fleet say about your business? Does it show you are detail-oriented, meticulous, and reliable?
As any trucking company knows, your trucks are a walking, talking billboard. Showcase your business and, believe it or not, your customers and competitors are paying attention.
There are multiple benefits to having a clean truck fleet and it’s more than just appearance. Clean trucks can even help your fuel economy. By removing dirt and debris, you will have less drag. In winter months, you may want to remove de-icer, salt and build up from the truck and trailer depending on the region in which you operate.
Set yourself up for success with these tips:
- As a rule of thumb, always wash your truck from the top to the bottom.
- Avoid washing your truck in direct sunlight. Fighting the hot sun while washing your truck is never recommended. Your soap will dry before you even get the chance to rinse. Washing your truck in the early morning while the sun is starting to come up will help.
- It is a best practice to clean cab exteriors using cleaners intended for washing the exterior of trucks or cars. Cleaners should be sprayed onto the cab using a pressure washing system and rinsed with clean water prior to drying. Do not leave cleaners on the surface for extended periods of time.
- No one enjoys window spots or smudges. Spray foam window cleaner can work wonders. Make sure when you clean your windows you do so in the shade using window cleaner recommended by the manufacturer.
- Give your tires a nice black shine by applying tire dressing to get a nice wall finish. See your tire manufacturer’s guidelines before use for best results.
To ensure a professional image for your business, there are several ways to get great cleaning results for your fleet. Whether you clean the trucks yourself, work with a wash team, or even work with your full service maintenance team, like PacLease, scheduled washing intervals can be made available as part of your Maintenance Agreement.
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