Five key areas of extended interval programs

Five key areas of extended interval programs

Extended service interval programs, such as the one offered by Wix ecolast, can not only reduce cost in the short term, but can pay huge dividends in a much larger way, the company notes.

Extended service interval programs, such as the one offered by Wix ecolast, can not only reduce cost in the short term, but can pay huge dividends in a much larger way, the company notes.

According to Jerry Parker, district sales manager for Wix Filters, by simply doubling an oil change interval, a 50% reduction in oil consumption on both sides of the ledger can be attained.  “The reduction on the waste stream of used lubricants represents a cost savings and it also has a significant impact on the environment,” Parker said. “By working with knowledgeable, qualified vendors, this transition can be completed with no disruption to daily operations. The rewards outweigh the effort.”

In order to implement any extended interval program, five key areas must be addressed:
1. High quality lubricants
2. High quality filtration
3. Full spectrum oil analysis
4. Establish best practices for maintenance
5. Training for all personnel, technicians, drivers and fleet managers

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