Preventive Maintenance Service in Plainfield, Illinois

Mechanic performing Preventive Maintenance service at TVA Repair

As the name indicates, preventative maintenance (or PM service),  is inspection, service and repair for your heavy-duty diesel truck that is done at planned and intentional intervals. When developing a preventative maintenance service schedule for your truck or fleet, there are different factors that need to be considered.  Your truck model, manufacturer’s service recommendations, age, milage, use and previous repair history are all factors that the team at TVA Repair assess in order to customize your vehicle’s preventative maintenance requirements. 

Can preventative maintenance reduce unplanned downtime?

A well formed and strictly followed preventative maintenance plan can reduce breakdowns and increase the performance and logentivy of your diesel truck.  Preventive maintenance monitors the condition of your truck’s complex systems and as such, allows trained mechanics to identify possibly harmful deterioration of components before it leads to an emergency breakdown on the road.  

Preventative maintenance services also include regular topping up and flushing of critical vehicle oils and fluids. Maintaining proper lubrication for your truck’s moving parts is a simple yet important way to ensure the longevity of your vehicle.   With these checks in place, you can schedule your downtime and reduce unexpected loss of busines. 

Overall benefits of preventative maintenance

  • Increasing your truck’s lifespan
  • Decreasing unexpected downtime
  • Increasing safety and fuel economy
  • Decrease emergency and large repair costs
  • Keep your vehicle reliable, which in turn improves your reputation 

What is involved in a preventative maintenance plan?

A basic preventative maintenance program covers services such as oil and fluid changes, glow plug inspection, hose repair and tire inspection. But a robust preventative maintenance program covers much more. At TVA Repair we create a preventative maintenance schedule that includes regular inspections which are designed to proactively identify and correct potential problems before they become larger and more costly.

A well thought out preventative maintenance plan goes beyond your operational daily truck inspections and takes a big-picture approach to your vehicle health and performance. At TVA Repair, our technicians perform scheduled maintenance on your vehicle to ensure its functionality. We’ll develop a systimised checklist to review with each scheduled inspection. Some of these elements include:

  • Low and high beam headlights and taillights
  • Tires including the spare
  • Windshield wipers, washer fluid and spray nozzles
  • Inspection of the body of the truck and trailer for damage
  • Functionality and safety of seatbelts
  • HVAC system
  • Window  and door function and alignment
  • Interior lighting
  • Fluids such as engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering, anti-freeze, brake fluid
  • Transmission fluid level
  • Condition of the brake system

With each inspection we keep detailed records of your vehicle which are used to refer to in order to determine component performance and wear.  This allows our technicians to proactively identify possible issues and recommend service or repair. 

We understand that committing to a preventive maintenance schedule can be an extra step on your part, but we can assure you that the long-term outcome will prove to be worth all the hassle.


What Our Customers Have to Say

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Dumitru Julea

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"I recently brought my 2022 Freightliner Cascadia in for service. I'm very happy with the service I received from TVA Repair. If you're in Plainfield, IL I highly recommend this shop."

ADL Transport

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"Great repair shop, been coming here for the last 2 years. Fair prices, knowledgeable mechanics and always fixed in timly manner as anticipated. Recommend."

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"Great shop to do maintenance on your units."


I think this company is the best on the road Rigth now. All is very good New truck , perfect service and very young professional team

Nicola Simone
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Elpidio is one of the best employees in TVA that I have encountered. He has been very helpful and caring for me as a driver. If you’re looking into coming to TVA this is your man. Thank you brother!

Yaisel Reinoso
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The best company for drivers and owners. Great people to work with, you are part of a family/team. I would recommend it to everybody. They have a truck repair service, very professional employees Alex is one of them! I reccomend to anyone that needs repairs done on the truck or trailer.

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I have been a CDL-A driver with full endorsements for over 2 years. I found myself forced to job hop from a few companies based on unsafe equipment, promises unmet, and some accepted company cultures of driver complacency, poor hygiene and negative unhappy work force. I have found the opposite of those unfavorable conditions. This is the job I envisioned when I decided to get my CDL License and fulfill a life long desire to drive for a living. The staff are so polite and highly intelligent. They don't act like they care but it is clear they care very much about operations, driver relationships and hometime. I am very polite, professional and positive in my personality. That is my nature. I have found a company I am proud to be a part of. I never wonder what other drivers are being paid any longer. The pay, like the company structure itself is excellent.

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