Spring is in the air and just like your home, your truck may need some “spring cleaning” as well. It’s a well-known fact that cars take a big toll during the winter months and diesel trucks are no exception. Skipping out on one regular tune-up is risky because all it takes is one simple malfunction to affect other parts of the vehicle. Following these tips will keep you safe as well as save you money on maintenance.
Check Your Brakes
A simple brake check can keep other repair costs down by preventing vehicle damage. Not only will it keep you and your passengers safe, it will also save you money on your diesel usage.
It is crucial to stay on top of your regular maintenance for your diesel truck. If you are due for another tune-up, spring is one of the best times to have it done, as it will keep you prepared for the summer heat. It’s also a good idea to have a mechanic examine the cooling system in your truck before the weather gets too warm. Our trained mechanics will pressure test for leaks, as well as inspect all the connections, hoses, and coolant.
Consistent, steady speeds are essential to keeping your diesel engine well tuned. You will consume a lot more fuel if you are constantly starting and stopping. This can be avoided by anticipating traffic flow. Keeping your tires properly inflated is also ideal for fuel conservation and overall maximum performance for your diesel.
The winter can have some harsh effects on your truck that can be hard to identify. If you have any questions or want to schedule your diesel for spring maintenance, call at 540-587-3796 or send us a message.