411 E Kern Ave.
Tulare, CA 93274
The function of the Fleet Maintenance Division is to provide maintenance service and replacement of all city owned equipment. The division performs preventative and repair maintenance on all equipment regardless of the department or division to which it is assigned, with the exception of certain work which must be handled by specialty shops in the community. Each department or division pays for vehicle maintenance, repair and overhead costs or operating the shop facility. Cost accounting records are kept on each piece of equipment so that maintenance costs and conditions can be constantly evaluated. From these records and an annual inspection, determinations are made as to anticipated repairs for the coming year and at what point equipment should be replaced.
Replacement vehicles are funded by charging each department equipment replacement rates on every piece of equipment in a sufficient amount to amortize the equipment over its projected life, thereby providing for replacement.