Getting Better Longevity Out Of Your Truck

Getting the most from your truck across many years to come is all dependent on routine maintenance and truck repair.

The effort that you make towards making sure that you truck is driving well and it's mechanical needs are anticipated and addressed well before they become a problematic, will ensure that your truck will reciprocate in performance and longevity. The best part is you don't even have to be that handy with a spanner to implement the tips below. You just need a garage that is good with truck services.

Tips on How to Keep Your Track Running in Tip Top Shape for A Long Time

1. Oil Change

This, you could argue, is the most fundamental aspect of truck maintenance. The rule of thumb should be "never miss an oil change" when it's due.

Your mechanic or car dealer will usually make a recommendation for oil change to be after every 7500 miles or six months, whichever come first.

Since there are a myriad of engine oils with a high mileage options, you should find out from your dealer or mechanic which viscosity index will work well for your truck, depending on how new or old it is.

2. Tires

Most truck owners might fail to give their tires a second thought. Tires play a big role in ensuring a smooth drive and efficiency in how the truck runs.

It is recommended that at the time of changing your oil, you take the time to have your mechanic rotate your tires. This will ensure the load of your truck is evenly distributed which would not be the case if your tires are unevenly worn.

As the tires are rotated, you can go a step further to have them balanced and aligned. Tire balancing will ensure that you truck does not suffer from unnecessary wear and tear on your suspensions as well as prevents uneven wear of the tires.

If your wheels are out of alignment, it will cause more wear and tear on your tires and adversely affect your gas mileage not to mention general poor handling of the truck while on the road.

3. Frequent filter changes

Changing your air filter every 15,000 to 30,000 thousand miles is a good way to make sure that your engine is getting plenty of fresh air. Air filters get clogged by dust, chemicals and debris overtime, affecting the quality of air that goes to the engine.  If your route entails driving on dirt roads too often consider changing your air filter even more frequently. This will ensure that you engine is optimized for high efficiency and helps with longevity.

Although this is not an exhaustive list, implementing the above tips will begin helping to mitigate truck repairs and keep your truck in good shape for much longer. Contact a truck service, like A & B Truck Recycling, for more help.