New Frotcom's Vehicle Maintenance module
Frotcom's new module centralizes Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) information and offers valuable insights into maintenance requirements, thus reducing maintenance expenses and improving your fleet's safety.
In fleet management, ensuring continuous vehicle operation is essential. Therefore, fleet managers must possess the appropriate technology tools. Unexpected events such as breakdowns, accidents, and repairs often lead to significant idle times and high fleet costs. To reduce fleet downtime and repair-related costs, Frotcom is pleased to announce its innovative Vehicle Maintenance module, a powerful tool designed to simplify how you manage and maintain your fleet.
How does it work?
When a vehicle's onboard diagnostics (OBD) system detects a problem, it activates the corresponding trouble code, i.e., alphanumeric codes used to identify and diagnose malfunctions in the vehicle. In this Frotcom module, you can see the vehicle's diagnostic trouble codes (DTC); these codes serve as indispensable breadcrumbs, guiding fleet managers and mechanics through the vehicle's onboard computer system. Access to these codes is a crucial first step in understanding the nature of vehicle problems. It can assist you in promptly pinpointing the problem, enabling swift action to schedule necessary maintenance.
What Frotcom's Vehicle Maintenance module offers
Frotcom's Vehicle Maintenance module presents a range of features designed to improve the management of your vehicle's maintenance. Here's a closer look at what you can expect:
Proactive maintenance scheduling
This innovative module allows you to monitor your fleet's maintenance needs, providing real-time alerts for upcoming maintenance time limits. These features ensure that vehicles are serviced at the right time and reduce the risk of unexpected breakdowns and associated downtime.
Critical issues identification and active DTC management
The Maintenance module highlights active DTCs in red, simplifying the identification and prioritization of critical issues. This approach allows safety concerns to be addressed promptly and prevents potential accidents. Additionally, the module provides detailed information for each DTC, including the code, the date of the last reported DTC, and a detailed description of the problem, ensuring accurate and cost-effective repairs.
Simplified data management for maximum fleet performance
This module is key in optimizing fleet performance as it centralizes DTC information and allows you to address your fleet's maintenance and repair needs more effectively. These procedures ensure that your vehicles consistently operate in optimal condition, reducing operational interruptions and associated costs and raising the overall reliability of your fleet. Moreover, it allows you to easily filter data based on specific vehicles or DTCs, making it easier to focus on particular vehicles and issues.
Interpreting DTC Codes
Although interpreting DTC codes can be challenging, this module simplifies their format for easier comprehension. Here's a brief breakdown:
- The first character is always a letter, indicating which control system has an issue (e.g., Powertrain (P), Network (U));
- The second character is a digit, typically 0 or 1, showing whether the code is standardized or OEM-specific;
- The third character is also a digit, ranging from 1 to 8, revealing the subsystem at fault;
- The fourth and fifth characters are read together as a two-digit number, providing a specific fault index.
It is important to note that not all DTC codes are equally critical. While some may trigger a warning light on the vehicle dashboard, others may not. Fleet managers should collaborate closely with drivers to promptly address the more critical DTCs.
Introducing Frotcom's Vehicle Maintenance module represents a significant step in optimizing fleet maintenance. With its focus on proactive maintenance, the capability to identify critical issues, and efficient data management, this Frotcom module will allow you to manage your fleet's maintenance effectively.
Contact a member of our team for more updates as we continue to enhance our fleet management software and provide you with the solutions you need to excel in your industry.
- Fleet maintenance
- Vehicle Maintenance module
- Proactive maintenance
- Vehicle maintenance
- Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC)
- Reduce maintenance expenses
- Increase fleet safety