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Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance for Heavy-Duty Trucks

Preventative Maintenance

All About Truck Maintenance

Proper, regular maintenance of a heavy truck is necessary in order to keep your vehicle functioning properly. The prime aim of regular truck maintenance truck services is to avoid or mitigate both mechanical problems and accidents.

The truck maintenance process accesses a series of your vehicle’s components, such as the status of your tire, battery and fuel. However, the performance of a truck completely depends on maintenance and regular servicing. The moment you realize an irregularity with your vehicle, it is necessary to get it checked immediately and, if necessary, serviced.

To reduce mechanical failures, mitigate accidents, and guarantee the prompt delivery of goods, all trucks must be maintained regularly.

Why Do Heavy Trucks Need Maintenance Services?

Regular truck maintenance is essential for the well-being of your vehicle, Additionally, regular truck maintenance reduces the number of repairs or new parts being needed by your vehicle.

Makes Vehicles More Efficient

Trucks with a preventative maintenance plan operate more smoothly, quickly, and effectively. Therefore allowing you to get more use out of them. Even a slight decrease in tire pressure can increase your gasoline expenses, which add up quickly. Ultimately, the performance of routine checkups and servicing controls your vehicle’s mileage and fuel economy.

Stay Roadworthy Longer

You want to get the most years possible out of your truck because they represent a significant investment. Trucks that receive routine maintenance tend to last longer since they are well-maintained and parts are replaced or repaired as soon as they exhibit issues.

Reduces Downtime

Trucks that keep regular maintenance schedules also have a reduced downtime or time that your vehicle is off the road. As larger problems can be identified and repaired quickly, resulting in fewer breakdowns and shorter repair times.

Safety First

Saving money is only one aspect of fleet management. Another major concern is keeping your drivers safe on the road. Ultimately, truck drivers are less likely to be involved in accidents because well-maintained trucks are less prone to breakdowns.

Truck Maintenance Tips from Tubby’s Truck & Trailer

Prior to getting your truck serviced, keep these maintenance tips in mind.

Brake Failure

Unfortunately, braking malfunction contributed to many incidents on the roadways.

That is what causes third-party injuries and car damage. You must be sure to get regular expert inspections of your vehicle’s brake system if you want to mitigate these incidents. Additionally, since travel distance depends on driving practices, brakes should be examined and maintained every time the oil is changed.

Protect Body Problems

One of the leading causes of some vehicles being retired earlier than others is body corrosion. Due to salt and other substances, rust can form on your vehicle. Getting rust on your vehicle is likely if you drive somewhere where the roads are covered with snow and ice. Rust cannot be stopped, however, it can be slowed down, increasing the lifespan of the vehicle.

Every ten days, you should wash and clean your truck. Contaminants are prevented from consuming paint, clear coat, bare metal, and primer by washing. Additionally, you must make sure that the drain is clear of debris so that the door jams may be cleaned.

It only takes a few minutes to check your engine’s oil, coolant, transmission, brake, power steering, and other under-the-hood fluids, and it can help you avoid serious issues. It’s a good sign that you have a consumption or leak issue if you see a drop in a fluid level between checks so you can address it before it gets worse.

Complete Engine Maintenance

Your truck may be taken off the road due to engine and transmission issues. Therefore, you should be on the lookout for symptoms such as increased smoking, diminished power, and a loss of oil pressure because of this.

You must ensure that your truck engine receives a complete inspection. Other engine maintenance tasks include checking the temperature of the exhaust, the engine coolant, and the oil and boost concentrations.

Check Air Filters

Your fuel consumption can be significantly decreased and your engine’s performance can be much improved with a clean air filter. When a filter becomes blocked, less air can enter your engine, which lowers power and fuel efficiency. If you often travel on soiled, sandy roads, check and replace your air filter more frequently.

Monitor Coolant System

Understanding coolant varieties and abiding by the companies’ criteria are crucial because many premature engine problems are caused by faulty maintenance of the coolant setup. By doing this, you can keep the cooling system from rusting and the antifreeze will keep the engine temperature within reasonable bounds.

Always keep the coolant system fresh by replacing any rusted or broken components. Be sure to use the right kind and quantity of fluid. Additionally, you must be mindful of the balance. To sustain engine heat, coolant must be precisely diluted, typically in a ratio of coolant and water that is 50/50.

Inspect Fuel and Storage Tank

Your engine will continue to run smoothly if you maintain your gasoline tank dry and devoid of pollution.

Observe the manufacturer’s guidelines for moisture management treatment if you’re not employing a heavy truck maintenance specialist to avoid water buildup in the fuel. The absence of water will ensure you can keep the wheels rolling because the water in the fuel can cause serious engine issues.

Contact Tubby’s Truck and Trailer Today for Your Truck Maintenance Needs

If your truck experiences issues, it is best to consult an experienced technician, such as those at Tubby’s Truck and Trailer. For more information on our services or to book a consultation contact the staff at Tubby’s Truck and Trailer today.