A bus requires special maintenance so that it can run smoothly. The commercial bus even needs more attention because it is used to go for miles in one trip. As the owner, you need to prioritize the passenger’s comfort, which cannot be achieved if your vehicle is not in a tip-top condition.
The engine is one of the essential bus parts of a task so it is obligatory with extra-vehicles, especially buses so that it can be operated to carry passengers who want to go home. Usually checking engine conditions includes engine sound, v-belt, oil leakage, etc.
Lubrication (oil treatment)
A machine and transmission parts and suspension usually require good lubrication because there is often friction between the components. Your checklist must include engine oil, transmission oil, axle oil, etc. And this lubrication must be carried out continuously and periodically.
Examining the Chassis Units
This treatment is necessary because it relates to safety, in this part, many components need to be examined, including the thickness of the brake lining, brake system, suspension, spooring, etc.
We know that a fast-moving engine only relies on brakes to be controlled, so if the braking system is not maintained, it is hazardous.
Cooling System Check
A bus is a vehicle used for long distance trips, for example going home from Sumatra to Java, and usually, the bus only rests at resting places or rest areas. Even though the bus stopped but now the bus engine is still on because of moving the AC compressor. Well because the engine works it will cause heat due to friction and combustion in the combustion chamber. Therefore, the cooling system is vital to prevent overheating. So usually check this section about the condition of cooling water, radiator, etc.
When traveling long distances, especially inter-city buses and inter-provincial buses, usually called the Night Bus, which moves at night, it requires sufficient lighting. Therefore it is necessary to check the electrical system and ensure the lights (headlamp, turn signal, stop lamp, etc.) can function properly.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
Make sure the AC compressor can work properly, and there is no leakage in the AC pipelines especially until it leaks out through the AC Louvre so that passengers will feel disturbed on the way. AC checking also includes the temperature generated from the AC machine whether it can still work properly. Because sometimes we meet the AC Bus in the afternoon does not feel cold or vice versa at night the bus AC is too cold.
Examining the Tires
No less important is checking the condition of the tire (tire), if the rubber tire is smooth (bald), then it is hazardous if on a slippery road. Therefore, make sure the tires are not bald so that when braking is done, the bus does not slip.…