MAN’s CLA EXTENDS SERVICE INTERVALS

MAN Automotive has advised an increase in the kilometre interval of its CargoLine vehicle range by a minimum of 33% – dependent of the model and application.

After careful analysis of the actual running fleet, as well as advanced testing with various oil specifications, the MAN After Sales engineers have given the green light to make tangible service interval extensions to their CLA product range.

For example, the 15.220 4×2 distribution chassis will have an increased service interval from 15.000km on the overall vehicle as well as engine specific check-points to 20.000km. This entry-level product from the MAN stable will furthermore see oil drain intervals on the transmission extend from 45.000 km to 80.000 km when using MAN 341 Z5 synthetic oils, and the drive axle oil drain interval extends from the current 90.000km interval to 180.000 km using oil specification MAN 342 S1.

Another example of this exciting development see the 26.280 6×4 distribution chassis as well as 18.280 4×2 commuter bus chassis go from 15.000km to 30.000 km service intervals on vehicle and engine check points. The transmission oil drain interval has extended to 180.000 km using the appropriate MAN synthetic lubricants.

Not only will the transport operator have less down time to attend to basic servicing, the average time off-the-road during such services will also be shortened. The savings in labour hours and consumables through life are significant and can be tangibly calculated in the Operating Cost Estimates of the specific operation.

Head of Truck Sales at MAN Automotive, Eren Gunduz states: “We are delighted to support our customers with this value add to their transport operations during such difficult economic times. CLA will certainly now also prove to be an even bigger consideration for distribution fleet decision-makers who seem to choose CLA more often already.”

“Our field test evaluations have given us confidence that the use of these MAN lubricants really enable us to run with longer drain intervals, and thereby maximise the vehicle’s revenue earning ability. This follows the confident move to extend the CLA warranty to 3 years and 300.000km recently, further demonstrating our confidence in these budget segment work-horses.”