Truck Maintenance Tips

Truck Maintenance Tips

A wise person once said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is certainly true when it comes to truck maintenance! Keeping your vehicle in ship-shape condition is not only important for your business, but for everyone’s safety as well. We’ve compiled some of the best truck maintenance tips to help you prevent bigger problems down the line!

Truck Maintenance Tip #1: Pre/Post Trip Inspections

As the driver of a big-rig truck, you see the machine more often than anyone else. Use that advantage to visually inspect your truck before and after every single trip. It may seem excessive, but if a safety feature is incorrectly functioning, you’ll be glad you did!

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Truck Maintenance Tip #2: Be Aware of Your Mileage

If you normally take your truck in for maintenance on a schedule – great! However, you\’ll need to be very aware of your mileage. If you’re making more (or longer) trips than normal, you’ll be putting a lot more wear and tear on your vehicle. Be sure to note your mileage!

Truck Maintenance Tip #3: Keep It Clean

Besides being a better representation of the company you drive for, a clean truck also improves longevity. Air filters may need to be cleaned or changed, and rust should be addressed right away to keep your exterior in good shape.

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Truck Maintenance Tip #4: Seasonal Care & Awareness

As the seasons change, be aware of maintenance your truck may need. Prior to summer months, we recommend a check of the A/C system, coolant, electrical system, and tire pressure. Prior to winter months, we recommend checking your windshield, brakes, fluids, tires, and exterior.

Truck Maintenance Tip #5: Routine Appointments

The best thing you can do to increase the longevity of your truck is bringing it in for routine maintenance. Staying up to date on oil changes, battery service, and mileage-dependent replacements will ensure that you’re not breaking down on the side of the road.

Prevent Costly Problems

In short, most big problems can be prevented with diligent care and routine maintenance from a professional. At M&L, our experts specialize in big truck repairs and know the things to look out for. You can trust that we’ll provide the “Reliability to Keep You Rolling!”