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What maintenance does my medium duty truck need?

Maintaining a medium-duty truck is essential for ensuring optimal performance, longevity, and safety on the road. To simplify this process, we've compiled a comprehensive maintenance checklist that covers all the crucial aspects of keeping your medium-duty truck in top-notch condition. Follow this guide regularly to identify and address potential issues before they become major problems.

1. **Engine Checks:**
   - Regularly inspect your truck's engine for any signs of leaks, unusual noises, or changes in performance.
   - Check and change the engine oil according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
   - Inspect the air filter and replace it if it's dirty or clogged.

2. **Fluid Levels:**
   - Monitor the levels of essential fluids, including coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and power steering fluid.
   - Top off fluids as needed and address any leaks promptly.

3. **Tire Inspections:**
   - Conduct regular tire inspections, checking for proper inflation, tread wear, and any signs of damage.
   - Rotate tires at recommended intervals to ensure even wear and maximize tire lifespan.

4. **Overall Vehicle Assessment:**
   - Inspect the overall condition of the truck, including lights, mirrors, and windshield wipers.
   - Look for signs of rust or corrosion and address them before they spread.

5. **Scheduled Maintenance:**
   - Adhere to the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule for tasks such as oil changes, filter replacements, and tune-ups.
   - Keep a detailed record of all maintenance activities for reference.

6. **Brake System Check:**
   - Regularly check brake pads, rotors, and brake fluid levels.
   - Address any signs of brake wear, such as squeaking or grinding noises, immediately.

7. **Inspecting Steering and Suspension:**
   - Check for any unusual noises or vibrations while driving.
   - Inspect steering components and suspension for signs of wear or damage.

8. **Battery Maintenance:**
   - Check the battery for corrosion and ensure tight connections.
   - Test the battery's charge and replace it if necessary.

9. **Transmission Health:**
   - Regularly check transmission fluid levels and address any leaks promptly.
   - If equipped, follow manufacturer recommendations for servicing the transmission.

10. **Lights and Electrical Components:**
    - Inspect all lights, including headlights, brake lights, and turn signals.
    - Check electrical components such as the alternator and starter for proper functioning.

Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your medium-duty truck running smoothly and avoiding costly repairs. By following this comprehensive checklist, you'll be proactive in identifying and addressing potential issues, ensuring that your medium-duty truck remains reliable and efficient for years to come. Make this checklist a part of your routine, and you'll enjoy the benefits of a well-maintained vehicle on the road. Give us a call and let us take care of you.

 

Happy Adventures,

Heather

 

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