Top Tips for Keeping Your Generator Healthy

Preventative maintenance is essential in ensuring that your get the most out of your investment and helps to maximise the lifespan of your generator.

Here are our top tips for keeping the health of your generator in check in between maintenance visits

Undertake a visual inspection

Problems with your generator can be uncovered with a thorough visual inspection – check parts like hoses and belts for any leaks and signs of wear. Also check your fuel, oil, and coolant levels.

Use high quality fluids

Your generator will run best with high quality coolant, oil, and fuel. Avoid contaminants and build-up that interfere with a generator’s performance by choosing high-quality fluids and testing the fuel regularly to ensure it is not degrading.

Run your generator regularly

Low usage of your generator can cause wet stacking’ or build up in the engine exhaust and air in your fuel system, leading to damage to the internal parts of your generator. It’s important to run your generator regularly for a short period of time to avoid any issues.

Only use Original Equipment Management (OEM) parts

OEM parts, including air filters, fuel filters and oil filters that are endorsed by the generator manufacturer can extend the life expectancy of your diesel generator and provide a predictable expense for your business.

Prep your generator in the lead up to severe weather seasons

Changes in weather conditions can have an impact on how your generator performs, preparing your generator ahead of the summer and winter months, as well as severe weather warnings, will ensure that you can rely on your generator in the event of a mains failure.

Have your generator maintained regularly

Neglecting your generator maintenance or using unauthorised parts can lead to your generator failing or needing more serious repairs or replacements.

At Shanahan Power, our Asset Care Management service guarantees that you won’t get left in the dark with regular maintenance by our service engineers, and access to our 24/7/365 Breakdown Assist facility. Contact us to find out more!