If your truck is central to your business, you know what it means when it is out of commission. It is important to not only get quality semi truck service, but also to take preventive measures that will prolong the lifespan of your vehicle. There are a couple of tips that you can use to ensure that you get the most out of your truck. A good place to start is to always check with your mechanic before attempting any kind of work on your vehicle. Forget what you have heard from other ‘seasoned’ truck drivers. Talking to a mechanic will save you money, time and problems in the long-term.
When it comes to getting the best out of your service and overall having a reliable business vehicle, the maintenance manuals are your best friend. These should have been included in your purchase, and should be stored safely where they can easily be retrieved where needed. In addition to his, you need to have a maintenance schedule to get the most life out of your truck. This will depend on the average speed that you drive as well as the road conditions and load among other factors. Your manual should be able to guide you on the best maintenance schedule according to your specific situation.
Some of the things that you can check on your own according to your maintenance schedule include wipers, filters, lights, engine oil, tires, coolants, belts and hoses. Some of the maintenance work will be more complicated, therefore needing an expert. This includes driveline, batteries, transmission, clutch, steering, suspension and wheel seals among others. A good way to ensure that you don’t undergo financial stress on account of your truck’s maintenance is to have an escrow account where you set aside 2-10 cents (depending on the age and condition of your truck) for every mile travelled.
Lastly, make sure that your truck is in compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to avoid any problems with your business and the law. Truck Parts and Equipment, Inc. offers reliable semi truck service among other things. We are also home to high quality parts, and our trusted mechanics will take care of all your mechanical needs, and all this at competitive pricing.
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