Truck Maintenance Tips

 Truck Maintenance Tips 

Routine maintenance is important for maintaining the condition of any vehicle, but if you depend on your vehicle to perform tough jobs under tough conditions, maintenance becomes all the more important. This is especially true for truck drivers who are regularly pushing their vehicles to perform. Use Randall Noe Used Cars's truck maintenance tips to keep your truck in tip-top shape.


1. Regularly Change the Engine Oil and Filter -- This general maintenance advice is standard across virtually all vehicles but becomes especially important if you're using your vehicle to perform tough tasks or in dirty and dusty environments. Such debris can prevent the engine from performing properly. Typically, you will want to change your car's oil every 3,000-7,500 miles, depending on your make, model, and driving patterns. If you're frequently hauling or carrying heavy loads or drive your truck in particularly dusty (or off-road) conditions, you will want to change your oil more frequently.

2. Rotate Your Tires -- Oil and filter changes are also the perfect time to tune-up your vehicle in other ways, such as having your tires rotated. If you rotate your tires every time you get an oil change, this helps ensure that your tires will wear evenly. On trucks, the front tires typically wear more quickly, so rotating them can extend the overall life of your tires as well as provide a smoother ride.

3. Routinely Check and Fix Your Tire Alignment and Balance -- When you have your tires rotated, it's also the perfect time to address your truck's tire alignment and balance. Driving over harsh or rocky terrain can knock your wheels out of alignment, which causes higher wear on your tires and poorer handling on the road. In addition, having your tires balanced will add to the smoothness of your ride. When they're out of balance-due to driving on bumpy roads or whatnot-you will have increased wear on your suspension and uneven wear on your tires.

4. Check Fluid Levels -- You should routinely check your truck's fluid levels, including engine coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluid. Maintaining these fluid levels will not only increase your vehicles performance but help keep you safe on the road.


With the right care, your truck will continue to deliver the dependability and capability you rely on day in and day out.


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