What can you do yourself to keep your truck in perfect condition?

globalgarage34 By globalgarage34, 31st Jul 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The good care of your truck can make the difference between being the proud owner of a truck looking good, long lasting and reliable. You'll be able to say goodbye to a rusty pot that fell apart or broke long before the life promised by the brand engineers.

The difference in maintenance

The secret is that in essence there is no real secret to getting a vehicle to last a long time. The difference is maintenance.

Regular fluid controls and an almost pious dedication to lubrication at the right times will keep the propulsion system strong. What type of oil, brake fluid, and grease used is best when it is changed?

The best oil in the world will make your engine not work properly if you do not change it in a timely manner. The cleaning and protection of the vehicle's finishes inside and out will keep the look in good condition. Paint, plastic, leather, and fabric need help to survive the constant assault of sun and external elements.

Follow these 10 practical tips to take care of your truck that will accompany you to keep your vehicle in top condition.

Tip 1
Check and replace oil. It will help maintain a long propeller life as long as the oil and filter are changed at the time indicated by the manufacturer. On the contrary, nothing will destroy a faster engine than set aside periodic oil level controls or their changes.

Tip 2
Check the condition of the cooling system and change the coolant once a year.
Using the only coolant and never water will keep the cooling system in good shape and prevent corrosion. The review will help us not accumulate deposits inside the system.

Tip 3
Change transmission and differential oils. While they do not require frequent service and so are sometimes forgotten these fluids must be changed according to the service intervals. Always use transmission fluid or oil according to the recommended type and viscosity.

Tip 4
Keep clean. While washing the outside of the vehicle, cleaning seems obvious, but most of the vehicle has also passed over the firm and can get too trapped in the bass.
Particular attention must be paid to winter lows as there is a lot of salt that corrodes the metal of our vehicle.

Tip 5
Every piece with moving parts needs fat to survive. Maintaining proper lubrication will save many premature replacements and annoying noises.

Tip 6
Nothing keeps the paint in such good condition and protected as a quality wax coating. Apply the wax at least every six months.

Tip 7
Transmission components such as gaskets also require regular lubrication.

Tip 8
Protect the plastic interior when parking the vehicle in the shade. Use a front sun visor and the application of a UV protector on the side windows to prevent the plastics from drying.

Tip 9
Inspect, clean and grease wheel bearings with special grease for bearings according to service intervals. The bearings of the wheels and the grease are very low cost. The replacement of the parts to which it lubricates is much more expensive.

Tip 10
The brake fluid is hygroscopic. This means that it is able to attract moisture. Moisture causes components to corrode and fail. Change the liquid and purge the system once a year. Brake fluid is cheap, pliers, hoses, and sensors are expensive.



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