If you own or drive a truck fleet, you probably know that business success and the work itself are highly dependent on the vehicle. The better the condition, the less you pay for the repairs, so you avoid additional costs and suspended activities due to faulty transport. Truck requires more maintenance than passenger car due to frequent driving and heavy loads than tend to damage the truck. With proper care and maintenance, it is possible to ensure that the truck will remain in perfect condition for a long time. Find out what you can do to extend your vehicle’s life.
It is crucial to constantly check the truck’s oil and change it immediately, if necessary. Everyone can do it because it is not a difficult job. However, one of the major problems is that many of us fail to check the oil regularly, so more breakdowns occur. Of course, regular oil check is necessary to all vehicles, not only lorries but the latter spend more time standing with their engines running, so it is necessary to change the oil more frequently. It is also worth remembering to change the coolant because these vehicles use more of it than passenger cars. So, frequent inspection and replacement can help to avoid truck repairs.
You should always check your vehicle’s suspension. Poor suspension can significantly shorten the life of the vehicle, which is not good, so you should always solve the malfunction as soon as you notice it. Otherwise, it can be very damaging to carry large and heavy loads. Usually, rough driving causes poor suspension condition.
To avoid frequent repairs and accidents, you should pay a lot of attention to the trucks tires. The rear of the trcuk usually tends to be more loaded, which results in more wear of the rear tires. To have even wear on the tires, you should replace them regularly. It is also important to check the air pressure in the tires to ensure the stability of the vehicle that is necessary for the transportation of heavy loads and long distances.