Your truck works hard day-in and day-out to get you where you need to go, even during the harsh winter months. Now that the sun is shining and summer is on its way, spring is the perfect time to give your truck some much-needed maintenance. Spring maintenance can help you uncover damage from the winter before it gets worse, and it’ll keep your truck in good condition so it can last longer. Some maintenance and check-ups can be hard to do when you don’t have an experienced technician, so we’ve put together a list of everything you need to check and how to do it right. If you want to get professional maintenance or repairs for your hard-working rig, come to SOS Truck & Trailer Repair. We’re happy to provide quick, thorough maintenance, and you can take the time to relax in our trucker lounge or take a hot shower while you wait.
Brakes and Lights
Driving in ice, rain, and snow can be rough on your brakes, so it’s important to check the entire brake system for damage. Take a look at your trucks lines, hoses, brake fluid levels, and parking brakes to make sure everything’s in working order.
Lights are an important part of being a safe driver, which is why you need to make sure none of them are out. Check your brake lights, headlights, taillights, signals, and hazard lights.
Cold-morning starts can take a toll on your battery, as well as your plugs and wires. Check and replace weak or old batteries, plugs, and wires, and try not to use a battery longer than three years. The last thing you want is to need a tow truck on the job, so it’s better to be safe and replace anything that’s getting old or worn out.
Did you know cold weather can reduce tire pressure? After the harsh winter months, it’s important to check the pressure in your tires and replace any tires that are starting to bald. You don’t want a flat or a blowout on the job, and taking the time to check your tires can save you time and money later on.
Engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant, and windshield washer fluid should all be checked and replaced if necessary. Low or dirty fluids can take a toll on your rig’s performance, so don’t skip any of them.
Lastly, make sure your windshield wipers are functional enough to stand up to spring and summer storms. Windshield wipers are a vital part of being a safe driver, and you don’t want them to give out in the middle of a stormy day.
Get Back on the Road Fast with SOS Truck & Trailer Repairs
Whether you need inspections, maintenance, or emergency repairs, you can always count on SOS Truck & Trailer Repairs. We know time is money for truck drivers, which is why our team works hard to get you back on the road as soon as possible. While you wait, treat yourself to a shower or a nap in our luxury trucker lounge before getting back to the job. Call or visit our website today for a free quote on our fast, effective truck and trailer repairs.