With truck maintenance being a necessary part of managing a fleet, the process of looking after your vehicles should not be left to chance. Properly maintaining your fleet of trucks and cars will save you money and avoid headaches down the road. In this article we look at some useful truck maintenance tips.
Nothing feels better than to drive a well-maintained truck, but time can wear down even the best machines, so it is important to know what parts need attending to and when to perform necessary check-ups.
Below are some maintenance operations that are simple to perform yet can have a great impact on the performance of your vehicles.
These pertain to all the liquids that go into your truck whether it is water, brake fluid, oil, transmission fluid or other fluids that help make the vehicle run optimally.
Engine oil is typically changed after 7,000 miles (longer if synthetic oil is used), but since it is cheap, you can change the oil as often as desired to keep the engine running clean and smooth. Since transmission fluid lasts a lot longer in normal use, it should be changed either every 15,000 kilometers or once every year.
Extreme conditions can considerably shorten the intervals between fluid changes. 100-degree weather with stop-and-go traffic can just be as punishing to an engine as one that spends most of its time at 6,500 rpm. In these types of scenarios, change the oil frequently.
Assess Steering, Suspension and Brakes
Not all maintenance tasks revolve around performance. Some parts of the truck are just as important to check up on. Worn-out suspension, bad brakes, sloppy steering are not as appealing to maintain like other areas of the truck, but they are just as important for what makes the truck safe to drive. We hope this article gave you useful truck maintenance tips that you can immediately implement
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