It’s not easy keeping your semi in prime condition, especially if you’re new to life out on the road. Nothing is guaranteed, even for veteran drivers, but taking these simple steps to make sure your truck is in tip-top shape will help build your confidence while you’re behind the wheel.
A basic oil change is one of the easiest things to forget. So many people wait for something to break before attending to a problem. However, you cannot continue to go to work if your truck is in the shop. Always remember, the engine of a semi requires an excessive amount of oil regularly.
Frequent Radiator Inspections
Before getting back out there, take a moment to inspect your radiator. Why? Keeping minor leaks at bay is imperative to preventing larger leaks from occurring and overheating your engine. Need a new engine? CHA-CHING!
Preventing Fuel Vent Blockage
Much like your radiator, typical inspections of your fuel vent are important, especially after a few days off. Bugs and smaller animals can find their way under your hood if your truck has been sitting still for too long. Any type of blockage can significantly affect the way your engine performs.
Checking the Brakes
Each time before getting back out on the road, finding one simple issue could save you lots of time and money. One of the first things you should check is your brakes. If you are ever unsure about how your brakes are sounding, it’s always best to have your mechanic give you a second opinion.
Applying Grease to Any Moving Mechanism
Applying grease to any moving pieces can make a mess and take a lot of time, but it is another sure-fire way to keep your engine going stronger and lasting longer.
Do these checks consistently to not only make sure your semi is running smoothly today but to ensure its longevity for the future.