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How To Maintain Your Limousine

Posted on June 26, 2012

Proper limousine maintenance is crucial to running a successful, reliable limo business, so I have compiled some tips from Seattle Airport Limo’s blog to share with operators. Limo maintenance is particularly important in the summer, where heat and constant use can take their toll on vehicles.

Avoid costly repairs with the follow limo maintenance tips:

  • Follow the maintenance schedule of your limo manufacturer. Contact the coachbuilder to get a recommended maintenance schedule.
  • Check and compare the maintenance schedules of different shops with the recommendations provided in your limo’s owner’s manual. Find out the reasoning behind the shop’s recommendations to gain better understanding of limo maintenance.
  • Check for the best limo maintenance or repair deals from other shops and compare against those offered by your manufacturer.
  • Always be on the lookout for engine, transmission, brakes, steering, ride and handling concerns. When you feel that your vehicle isn’t driving right, inspect all the components.
  • Schedule regular oil changes at three thousand miles for your heavy use vehicles.
  • Rotate the wheels properly.
  • Change brake fluid every 100,000 miles.
  • Replace shock absorbers every 100,000 miles.
  • Lubricate the limo’s window track with silicon lube during fall and spring seasons to reduce window regulator replacement.


If you have any additional limo maintenance tips, LCT would love to hear from you. Please share your comments below.

Michael Campos, LCT associate editor

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