Pacific Coachways also has its own maintenance department that is responsible for all repairs and preventative maintenance. As safety is a priority in our company, proper maintenance is vital to keep our vehicles running down the road in a safe manner. Drivers are required to perform daily pre and post trip inspection of their vehicles to ensure that everything is in working order. These inspections are then reported to dispatch by a daily inspection report and, if anything is found to be defective, it is reported to maintenance for repair. Preventative maintenance is an ongoing process at our company to ensure that breakdowns are minimal and serious safety issues are non-existent. All busses undergo a 45 day / 3,000 mile (whichever comes first) safety inspection. At this interval, critical safety components are inspected to ensure everything is in top condition. We also perform periodic maintenance on all vehicles at 6,000 / 12,000 / 24,000 / 48,000 mile intervals. Each interval has specific items that are checked and changed (i.e. fluids and filters); this would also include the wheelchair and air conditioning equipment. All these procedures are in place to ensure quality service and to help prevent service related problems.