What to Do If Your Oil Change Was Delayed by a Distributor

by | Jul 2, 2024 | Business

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You need to ensure that your fleet vehicles are always in top condition. They need to be maintained properly to ensure reliable operation, but also to maximize your company’s investment in them. This can be difficult to do if you find your oil change interval delayed because of a less-than-stellar engine oil distributor in Florida. What should you do?

Demand Delivery

First things first – if you have already paid for the oil in question, you need demand that it be delivered as soon as possible. This is your property, and it should not be held up because of a slow distributor. However, if you have not yet paid for the delivery, consider canceling and finding a new distributor.

Finding a New Distributor

When looking for a new distributor, you need to conduct your due diligence. One of the most important things to consider is the American Petroleum Institute (API) compliance with chain of custody standards, which includes prompt delivery. You also need to consider other factors:

• Volume: Can the distributor meet your volume requirements on a regular basis?
• Oil Type: Do they regularly carry the weight you need for your fleet?
• Additional Supplies: Does the supplier offer additional supplies and automotive chemicals necessary for fleet maintenance?

Get Your Oil Changed

With fleet vehicles, in particular, waiting to change your oil because of a poor engine oil distributor is a bad idea. If you are able to cancel the delayed order, work with your new engine oil distributor to arrange for expedited delivery of the oil you need. In the meantime, it might be wise to limit the use of any vehicles that are overdue for an oil change, particularly if they are high-mileage vehicles, are used in very harsh conditions, or they are very long overdue (oil breakdown).

The right distributor will be able to offer expedited delivery so that you have the oil you need in a short time. In fact, the right Florida distributor can likely offer will call service, allowing you to pay for your oil and then pick it up on your own schedule, rather than waiting on a delivery.

As you can see, there is no need to suffer from a less-than professional engine oil distributor. A reputable company can make a major difference in your operations. We invite you to contact Seaboard Neumann at 800-521-3565 to learn more about our oils, greases, and other automotive chemicals.