The Top Three Benefits Of A Routine Bus Wash Schedule

InterClean School Bus Wash Systems for School Bus Fleets.

School is out for the summer, but bus maintenance and operations must continue

Washing the outside of a school bus is not only aesthetically pleasing but also serves important practical purposes as well. Let’s take a look at the top 3 reasons below.

  1. Safety: First and foremost, a clean exterior can improve the visibility of the bus driver, allowing them to see the road and potential hazards more easily, reducing the risk of accidents. A clean bus exterior ensures that drivers and pedestrians can see the bus clearly, especially during inclement weather. A dirty bus can obscure important safety features, such as lights and reflectors, making it difficult for others on the road to see the bus. Regular washing of a bus can reveal any damage, such as dents or scratches, that may compromise the bus’s safety. By identifying and repairing these issues, the risk of accidents is reduced.
  2. Longevity: Routine school bus washes to clean can help extend its life. Left alone, dirt and debris builds on the exterior surfaces of the bus. This can then become more prone to rust and other forms of corrosion. Once it begins, rust can weaken the structural integrity of the bus, leading to unsafe operating conditions, and costly repairs or even replacement. Regularly cleaning the bus helps by washing off the buildup of dirt and grime to defend against the onset of rust. Avoiding this can save the district money on unnecessary maintenance and repair costs. This is especially true when it comes to the underchassis where the onset of rust is less visible. Take a look at the wheel & chassis wash section for more information on spray bar and other chassis wash options.
  3. Image: A clean school bus presents a positive image to students, parents, and the community. Taking the time to wash the bus shows the students, staff, and community that that the school takes pride in its transportation services and cares about the safety and comfort of its students.

Ultimately, make sure your fleet is adhering to a regular bus wash schedule. Not only will this provide a safer environment for student riders, operators, and the surrounding community. It will also save both time and money on vehicle maintenance and replacement parts in the long-run, and instill a sense of cleanliness and pride throughout your school district.

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