Preventive Maintenance for Bus Fleets in North Carolina

Do you want to lengthen the lifespan of your fleet? Do you want to prevent unexpected breakdowns and keep money in your pocket? Well, if so, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got the perfect preventive maintenance services for you. With over a decade of experience working in the heavy-duty repair industry, you can rest assured knowing you and your buses will receive the high-quality services you deserve. 

Common Preventive Maintenance Services


There are many components in your buses that need to be lubricated at all times. Some of the more significant components include your engine, transmission, and differentials. Less significant components include your bearings and axles. 

In a perfect world, the lubricant used to lubricate your various components would never break down. However, we don’t live in a perfect world. Lubricants break down over time and lose their ability to ease friction and heat. The heat of your components causes this breakdown. Take your engine and transmission as an example. Your engine produces significantly more heat than your transmission, meaning your engine oil breaks down faster than your transmission fluid. 


Although lubricants do a great job at lessening heat, they can only do so much. To compensate for this heat, every large bus on the road has a coolant system of some sort. Buses will typically have a radiator and liquid coolant as their primary coolant method, but others may have additional coolers like oil coolers and transmission coolers. 

Just like oil, coolant breaks down over time as well. Instead of losing its ability to lubricate like engine oil, coolant loses its ability to absorb heat. Fortunately, coolant is actually quite durable. Unlike engine oil, you can go over a year without changing your coolant. 

Tire Maintenance

If you want your tires to last as long as possible, you need to perform preventive maintenance on them as well. Instead of replacing your tires as you would with most fluids, you need to rotate them so they’re in the best position to maintain even tread wear. This will ensure they wear down appropriately, saving you money in the long run. 

If you rotate your tires on a regular basis and are still seeing tread wear, we highly recommend you inspect your vehicle’s alignment. If your alignment is even a single degree off, you’ll see it in your tires.

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General Bus Repair

Do you manage a fleet of buses? If so, you’re in luck. Here at National Fleet Management, we offer many general bus repair services that are sure to meet your every need. Whether you need engine repair or drivetrain repair, we’ve got your back.

Mobile Repair

If you don’t have time to bring your buses into our shop to get serviced, you can schedule an appointment for us to come to you. Whether at a rest stop or your place of work, we’ll come to you as long as you’re within a 100-mile radius of our shop.

Roadside Assistance

Has one of your buses broken down on the side of the road? If so, worry not. We have roadside technicians that will drive to your location as long as you’re within a 100-mile radius of our shop. Give us a call, and we’ll come right to your location. National Fleet Management has you covered.

Towing Service

Do you need to get one of your buses towed? We here at National Fleet Management have the connections and resources for you. We’ll get your bus towed to our shop and your passengers transferred to another bus in an efficient and effective manner. Call today, and we’ll dispatch a heavy-duty tow truck to your location.