If you drive your car without ever changing the oil, what would happen? Chances are your car would break down and you’d be faced with a very expensive repair build. Compared to the minimal cost of oil changes a few times a year, a repair bill in the hundreds to thousands of dollars is extreme. Unfortunately, this is not just true for cars. Maintenance on all types of machines and equipment, especially hydraulic equipment, is essential.
You might think you can run your hydraulic equipment into the ground with little care towards maintenance, but that simply is not the case. Just like the car from the example above, in order for your hydraulic equipment to keep working efficiently, you need to have it regularly maintained. Without proper maintenance, your hydraulic equipment can face serious ramifications.
Time is money and if you fail to properly upkeep your hydraulic equipment you will lose both. By not conducting regular preventative maintenance on your hydraulic equipment you are risking equipment malfunction or failure. This will be both costly and time-consuming. Downtime on a job is never good, especially if you have customers with strict demands or timelines to meet. Thankfully, be conducting regular preventative maintenance on your hydraulic equipment, you can reduce your risk of costly equipment repairs.
Preventative maintenance for hydraulic equipment is not as simple as changing the oil every few months. In reality, you should be checking fluid levels and filters regularly to determine when they need to be changed or topped off. In addition to fluid levels and filters, you should also inspect your hydraulic equipment regularly. This is especially important for rubber products like hoses and valves that are more susceptible to cracking and wear. Regular inspections will help you catch potential issues before they become larger problems, saving you the time and money associated with correcting a massive hydraulic system failure.
Unfortunately, in the normal day to day operations, it can be difficult to pencil hydraulic maintenance into your schedule. That’s why Bernell Hydraulics offers preventative maintenance services tailored to your needs. Our technicians will come to you, inspect your fluid levels, filters, and equipment, and take any necessary actions. This helps ensure that your hydraulic equipment keeps running efficiently.
If you need help with your hydraulic maintenance in Riverside, CA and the surrounding areas, contact Bernell Hydraulics today! With over 43 years of experience, you can trust that we have the knowledge and experience necessary to properly maintain your hydraulic equipment. With emergency hydraulic repair services in Colton, CA and beyond, you can also call our expert technicians if your equipment does break down. To learn more about the array of hydraulic services we offer in Southern California, visit us on the web at Bernell Hydraulics!