If you look at your truck every day, you should know that something is wrong with it when you lift up the hood, with just a visual look. You should check the front and the back of your truck every day. You can do alot for it by doing that. Some say that by doing that, you can increase the life of your engine by 40%.
First of all you should check your oil, filters, and everything that you can see visually. If you don’t change your oil, you will have engine problems, and not changing filters will cause loss of power. That will cost you around 60$, and not doing that will probably cost you a couple of thousands. That is something that you can do on your own. The main thing about it is that it doesn’t cost much, but it can do much. If you are a truck driver, that is the best thing you can do for you and your truck. Also, driving it nicely can also save your engine, and save your whole truck in general, because forcing it can cause overheating, and lots of other unnecessary things.
Going to mechanic
Sometimes you can’t fix all of your problems on your own. You need to go to mechanic at least once a month, just to check everything. Big problems that trucks have are brakes. Checking your breaks is really important, and if you don’t do that, it can get dangerous on te road. He can also check your DCL and antifreeze. Those are very important in your truck, and people don’t check their DCL level often, but when they do, it’s critical. That can cause huge problems. Air filters are also something to not forget about, and if you drive in places with a lot of sand and dust, you need to change your air filter more often. Also, every now and then you should ask your mechanic to check your belts, check if there are any cracks on them. Those are some of the most important things to check on your truck every now and then.
Take care of your wheels
Of course without wheels, you can’t do much. They are really important, because of your safety, and because of the speed that you can reach. We all know that truckers go on bumpy ways sometimes, and there, they can toss their tire. After every stop, you should check them, see it there is any hols in them, and after that, you are ready to ride.