Preventative maintenance establishes constant practices that help improve the safety and performance of equipment. Planned maintenance helps improve the life of equipment and avoid unscheduled maintenance. The purpose of preventative maintenance is to avoid equipment failure, which includes restoring and saving damaged equipment components before they fail.
Preventative maintenance includes minor adjustments, oil changes and partial or complete repairs. The benefits of preventative maintenance are: the reduction of equipment downtime and the number of repairs, scheduled repairs bypassing extensive repairs, better conservation increasing the life of the equipment and improved quality and safety. This prevents equipment from needing to be replaced too soon.