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Spring Generator Maintenance Tips
Top Spring Generator Maintenance TipsAs winter comes to an end, millions of Americans are engaging in spring cleaning. For business owners, this can mean caring for critical electrical systems. One important task that you will want to remember is your spring generator maintenance. A power outage can happen at any time in California, and regular maintenance can ensure that your unit is in top working order to support your business until the power is restored. Follow these tips from Valley Power Systems to keep your commercial generator running smoothly throughout the year.
1. Change the OilYour generator’s oil should be changed after so many service hours (depending on the manufacturer), but if it has been a while, spring is a great time to get back on track with your unit’s oil changes. Keeping your system lubricated will reduce the wear and tear...
Equipment Purchases: Should Employees Help?
Should Employees Give Input on Equipment Purchases?We always advise any business owners or operations managers to get an opinion from a trusted dealer before deciding to buy a diesel truck, a generator, or some other piece of heavy equipment for their business. The power and transportation are important to your bottom line, and you want a team with experience and perspective on your side. But what about getting input from the other direction? Should you ask for opinions from managers, mechanics, or even drivers and frontline employees when making equipment purchases? This is a question we get asked from time to time, particularly as our customers start thinking about the issues and challenges of buying things like big engines and expensive boats for their companies. You can probably make an argument either way. In our experience, having some input from employees can be valuable. But at the same...
Need Spare Trucks or Equipment for Your Company?
Do You Need Spare Trucks or Equipment for Your Company?If you are the owner or operator of a small business, the idea of having spare trucks and equipment might seem like a crazy notion. Once your operation grows a bit, however, the questions about extra capacity become more realistic and tangible. In fact, some of our customers would certainly claim that they need to have extra trucks or engines to work with. There could be several reasons, including:
- A need to substitute equipment at depots or jobsites because of breakdowns
- Seasonal or unpredictable spikes in demand for transportation or other services
- High costs associated with missed deliveries or deadlines
- A desire to make budgets more...