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June 13, 2019

How to Keep your Truck Running Smoothly

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Keeping your truck in tip top shape and running smoothly is a must have when driving truck. Here are some tips for making sure that your truck drives efficient and nice.

Check Tire Pressure

Checking your tire pressure can be by far be one of the most important things to check before getting on the road, especially when it will be a long ride. Wears and tears in the tire can cause a lot of damage and may even be the result of an accident. Making sure that your tires are inflated and up to date can be a life or death situation. Causing an accident is definitely not on the list of things you want to do, so make sure before you leave you check the pressure of each of your tires.

Frequent Oil Checks

Most trucks will be on the road for long periods of time which causes your oil to run out faster than you might think., and usually need to change oil about each 10,000 miles, which seems like a lot but believe me once you get on the road it will go by fast. This means on average trucks will need an oil change about every month Don’t forget to use caution. If a trucks oil runs too low or gets dirty it may cause damage to the engine and even a possible breakdown which as we all know is very expensive.

Other fluids

Whether it’s during the rain, snow, or even summer heat it's always a good idea to check your windshield fluid just in case any ice or dirt get on your windshield. Another fluid you should definitely keep an eye on is your radiator fluid, make sure there are no leaks and if there are make sure to have them fixed as soon as possible, otherwise it could overheat and that's never fun. If it's winter time and you will be traveling through snow make sure that your antifreeze is full and in check.

Securing your Cargo

Most trucks will have something connecting the back of them whether they do this using  chains or straps, making sure that you keep them clean and ready to go is a must. While most of the equipment is made to last its still very important that they stay that way. Make sure that before you get on the road you check your chains for broken links, straps for any tears or rips, and your hooks for any rusty spots.

CTC is dedicated to providing excellent service. If you are interested in driving truck and want to know your options contact us at 435-637-2190 for Price and 801-461-9746 for Utah. You can also contact us online for any questions.