Vehicle inspection walk-arounds can do more than just save you on maintenance hassles.
Do you ever wonder why the phone company places cones in front and back of their vehicles when parked or why oil company trucks have a miniature orange cone on the dash? The phone company uses the cones to force the vehicle operator to walk around their vehicle each time they get in it. The miniature cones serve as a visual cue to vehicle operators to do a “walk-around.” While you may have completed a vehicle inspection when you first got in the vehicle, it is possible to incur tire damage while on the road or to develop leaks of coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid or even fuel. Take a moment each time you are out of the vehicle to do a walk-around inspection.
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