When the weather is hot out, it can be hard on your truck when you need to deliver a load. Therefore, you want to make sure you get the right service and maintenance done to avoid problems with your truck and being stranded on the side of the road.
Before the weather gets too hot, you want to make sure to change your fluids. You also want to make sure you check tires, electrical systems, and all the other maintenance and repairs before a trip. The following truck services will help you get ready to get on the road and deliver your loads without problems.
Changing Oil and Fluids — The fluids in your truck all need to be changed before you get ready to take a trip. To start with servicing the fluids in your truck, you are going to want to change the oil. In addition, the radiator needs to be flushed and new coolant installed. You also want to check the transmission fluid and other systems to make sure everything is filled.
Checking the Transmission and Axles — The drivetrain of your truck is going to require its own maintenance. First, you are going to need to have the transmission checked and overhauled with new fluid. In addition, you also want to have the axles inspected. If there are problems with the axles, the cover will need to be removed and grease added. When the axles are greased, they are also going to need the seals of the casings replaced.
Revising the Air Brakes and Connections — Trucks use unique brake systems that are powered by compressed air. These systems are reliable and make it easy to connect trailers to towing vehicles, but they need special maintenance. Therefore, before you hit the road, you are going to want to have a truck service inspect your brakes. Check the brake system for leaks and all the connections to make sure they are working properly. If there are any worn connections, have a truck service replace them before you start traveling.
Checking and Changing Tires — The last thing that you want to happen when you are trying to deliver a load is getting a flat tire. Therefore, you want to inspect all the tires to make sure they have the correct pressure and good treads. If there are any tires with worn treads, have them replaced before making deliveries.
With the right truck maintenance and repairs, you will be able to avoid roadside problems. Contact a truck service like A & B Truck Recycling for help with maintenance and repairs before you get on the road again.