Ever wonder why hypoid gear oil stinks so bad? Most of us simply accept the fact that gear oil stinks and grudgingly anticipate the horrid smell when we service a drive axle assembly as a necessary evil.
People Need Preventive Maintenance, Too
Every vehicle requires periodic maintenance (preventive maintenance) to avoid problems. The same holds true for certain tools and shop equipment. Lifts should be inspected annually, office and shop computers require updates, torque wrenches require periodic calibration, pneumatic tools require in-line lubrication to prevent dry running and lockups. Bay door rollers require cleaning and lube to keep them running smoothly.