A primary goal of any company should be to increase the safety and productivity levels of both its facilities and assets. In order to achieve this goal, there is no method more effective than to start by optimizing your maintenance cycle for the most control possible. Most companies have adopted and understood the benefits of practicing preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance, and this minimizes asset failures and breakdowns that can result in a loss of productivity and money.

When using these maintenance strategies effectively, you can make safety and productivity pillars of your everyday processes. But what are preventative and corrective maintenance, and how can Jaltest help you practice both effectively for your heavy-duty commercial vehicles? Today, Triad Diagnostic Solutions will be discussing this and how you can use our wide range of Jaltest diagnostic software tools and kits to solve both.

What is Preventative Maintenance?

Preventative maintenance, also known as preventive maintenance, is practiced in order to prevent the occurrence of equipment and asset failures. Preventative maintenance measures are put in place and regularly practiced, meaning that equipment is regularly inspected whether signs of failure are present or not. By using this maintenance strategy, companies are able to avoid equipment failures and improve safety measures and keep productivity at an all-time high.

Not putting a maintenance plan in place is costly for your business. Preparing a preventative maintenance plan means taking the necessary steps to prevent equipment and asset failures that can interfere with your company’s overall performance. This routine is built on maintenance plans that allow technicians to know what will be required in advance to ensure an effective preventative maintenance operation.

What is Corrective Maintenance?

Corrective maintenance, unlike preventative maintenance, occurs when an equipment malfunction or failure has already occurred. This maintenance process is used to correct errors with equipment in order to restore it to its initial function.

When it comes to corrective maintenance, there may not always be a technician in place to solve the problem immediately, as the failures are not predicted. Unlike preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance does not require a maintenance plan, and therefore, the chances of not having the required spare parts available are high.

While corrective maintenance is sometimes unavoidable, it can also have a greater financial impact. This is because the longer your equipment is out of service, the longer everyday operations are halted. When a preventative maintenance plan is in place, corrective maintenance becomes less necessary as potential problems are usually caught and addressed before a failure occurs.

What is the Difference Between Preventative and Corrective Maintenance?

The main difference between preventative and corrective maintenance is the time spent servicing or installing equipment. While an operation is only completed once there has been a failure or malfunction with corrective maintenance, preventative maintenance is put in place in adherence to maintenance plans (and performed regularly), helping to avoid and prevent the most complicated breakdowns.

How Jaltest Makes the Difference For Your Maintenance Processes

Now that you know what preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance are, as well as the difference between the two, you might be wondering how Jaltest can help you solve both. After all, it should be your priority to use both maintenance processes simultaneously to get the biggest benefit.

Both preventative and corrective maintenance are essential to keep your daily operations running smoothly and safely. While preventative maintenance helps you identify potential issues before they turn into big disasters, corrective maintenance is in place to fix a range of problems if they do occur. With Jaltest diagnostic tools, you can perform both maintenance processes easily.

How Jaltest Software Makes Preventative Maintenance Easy

In terms of preventative maintenance, Jaltest products use artificial intelligence models in order to detect possible mechanical failures before they occur. Additionally, Jaltest software establishes maintenance windows according to the useful life of each component, reducing unexpected events and maximizing the availability of the equipment and assets your company depends on. This results in greater savings and a new level of safety in your facilities.

How Jaltest Software Makes Corrective Maintenance Painless

When a problem does arise, Jaltest has you covered. With Jaltest diagnostic tools compatible with vehicles and equipment across a wide variety of industries, you can quickly and easily diagnose issues. Jaltest products have all of the features you need to perform diagnostics, as well as troubleshooting guides to walk technicians through the repair process. It doesn’t get any easier than using Jaltest diagnostic tools for the corrective maintenance process!

Triad Diagnostic Solutions For All of Your Maintenance Needs

Here at Triad Diagnostic Solutions, we specialize in offering a wide variety of Jaltest diagnostic tools that you can use to make preventative and corrective maintenance easier. The benefits of using our Jaltest tools are endless. From our Technician Hotline Service and Technician Training services to our 30-day guarantee on all Jaltest diagnostic kits, you can’t go wrong when you trust Triad Diagnostic Solutions for your company. Check out our wide range of products today, and check out our free demo to see the Jaltest software in action. We look forward to working with you to improve your maintenance practices!

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