Bus Maintenance Tips

Model 1 | June 29, 2022

A wooden toolbox filled with tools displayed on a wooden background for bus maintenance.

Not all bus maintenance tasks require a visit to the service department. Keep reading for a do-it-yourself bus maintenance guide.

When you encounter an issue beyond your skill set, let the experts at Model 1 handle it. We offer remote and onsite service options in addition to our service locations across the United States.

Consult the Owner’s Manual

Start by checking the manufacturer’s recommendations. Find out the suggested maintenance tasks and their suggested timeline for your given make and model.

Prepare for Issues

Keep a toolkit and spare parts stored on your bus. If an issue happens during a drive, you’ll be equipped to address it…rather than immediately needing to go to a service department.

Do the Daily Bus Maintenance Tasks

Before each drive, be sure to:

  • Measure the tire air pressure. Adjust as needed to match the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Check the levels of the coolant, engine oil, transmission, and hydraulic fluid. Top off as needed.
  • Check for signs of fluid leaks, particularly under the bus and in the lines, hoses, and piping.
  • Test the lights and replace any burnt-out bulbs.
  • Check the drive belt tension.

Keep Track of the Bus Maintenance Schedule

Certain bus maintenance tasks happen at a given mile marker. For example, the first one is usually at the 3,000 or 6,000 mile marker.

It’s important to get the maintenance tasks done with 10% of the recommended mileage. Be sure to keep records and make reminders as needed.

Encountered a repair or parts replacement that requires expert insight? The professionals at Creative Bus Sales are here to help. Our OEM factory trained technicians know the ins and outs of various models – and our remote and onsite service options keep things convenient. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our service department.