Carrying out truck maintenance is vital. Not only can it prevent accidents from happening but it will also prevent crucial delays which can cost time and money. The importance only increases in the winter as the roads become more dangerous and greater stress and strain is put on the vehicle.

As such, there are a few basic checks that you should complete which will give you peace of mind when you’re on the road. Added to that, there is also further maintenance that needs to be done in order to service your vehicle and keep it road-worthy.

Where to start

The tyres are always a good place to start when it comes to maintaining your truck. This is both with regards to air pressure and also the amount of tread on them. These should be checked at least weekly to ensure that there aren’t going to be any issues.

Another area that should be checked very often is the engine fluids. Trucks can guzzle through these fluids and if you’re left without any coolant, for example, then you could be doing irreparable damage to the engine. There are also fluids that get used up a lot more in the winter months, such as screenwash.

In terms of engine checks, nothing is more important than oil. It’s a good time to note down the last time you changed the oil and do it every few thousand miles, that way you won’t have to worry about damaging your engine. 

Thorough checks

Your truck will need regular maintenance in many other areas too. Transmission fluid, suspension, shocks, lights, cracking, rubber seals, battery life and heating systems are only the start of the list. These are all essential if you want to prevent breakdowns and increase the lifespan of your truck.

All of this can be extremely time-consuming, especially if you’re not an expert in truck maintenance. Also, while you are doing regular maintenance, if you ever find an issue, you also face the problem of having to do the repairs.

It makes your life a lot easier if you let the experts do it for you. James Hart can do all this with their in-house team of engineers to give you that peace of mind that your truck is going to be reliable and safe while you’re out on the road. 

With the temperature dropping and the roads getting more dangerous, now is the perfect time to get your truck checked out. Get in touch with us today to see what we can do for you.