Checking and changing oil at regular intervals is one of the most critical procedures in caring for compact and heavy equipment. Lucky for you, it’s also one of the most common and easily accomplished maintenance tasks to perform. Preventive maintenance done correctly will ensure your equipment consistently runs smoothly with lower operating costs and increased productivity.
How Do I Maintain My Oil?
Everyone knows you need to keep engine oil clean and filled to the appropriate level. However, not every fleet owner or operator is diligent in ensuring it happens. Don’t wait until your next service appointment — or even worse, until your equipment breaks down — to realize you have an issue with your engine that could’ve been avoided. The following video delivers expert tips on efficiently executing oil changes from a factory-trained Cat® technician.
Hello, I’m Dave with today’s Quick Tip to ensure that your machine will run smoothly and that you’re more productive.
Now I know you’re busy and got a lot on your plate but it’s really important you check the fluid on your machine every day.
When checking and refilling your fluids, be sure not to introduce any dirt.
You can help prevent this by wiping down the area around the dipstick before checking fluids.
And wiping around fill caps before refilling.
That was today’s Quick Tip, thanks for watching.
This video serves as a quick reminder of the importance of checking fluids every day. Whether it’s you, your operators or service team refilling or changing oil, just be sure to keep the oil clean and free of dirt and harmful elements. Cat equipment is designed to offer easy access to primary service points to reduce the time it takes to perform maintenance duties and maximize the service life.
Many preventative maintenance tasks such as walk-around inspections, replacing filters, checking tire pressures and topping off fluids can be performed on-site by your team. Other critical services such as conduction of SOS fluid analysis, performing comprehensive diagnostics and repairing components are often best left to the professionals. At Michigan CAT, we partner with all different sizes and types of businesses to deliver the customized services they require.
As the authorized Cat dealer in Michigan, we offer:
- Expert advice and equipment services performed by skilled and experienced technicians
- Basic maintenance services to complex repairs and entire equipment rebuilds
- Latest suite of Cat Product Link™ technology for remote monitoring of equipment
- OEM parts, tools, hardware and accessories designed for lasting reliability and performance
- Customer service and support dedicated to your complete satisfaction
Choose Michigan CAT to Care for Your Equipment
We are the name local businesses trust to service and maintain their compact and heavy equipment. Our experts will work with your team to identify the most efficient solutions for your business. Learn more about our world-class service capabilities, and contact us to speak with a knowledgeable representative today.