A Complete Guide to Maintenance for Trucks:
Trucks are important vehicles commonly used to transport goods, food, and equipment for businesses and individuals. Having such a significant job, these vehicles need to be ready to transport goods continuously without the risk of breaking down or running late. If a truck breaks down with food onboard, for example, this food could spoil, wasting resources, money, and time.
Just like your own car, trucks need repair and maintenance services to maintain longevity and reliability. If you are a business or individual who owns and/or drives a truck, you must understand the critical importance of keeping up regular maintenance of your vehicle. A lack of maintenance can cause serious issues, such as directly impacting a company’s overall performance and costing them money in repairs that could have been avoided.
A truck preventative maintenance schedule is the best way to keep your truck or fleet safe and efficient without risk of downtime and/or repairs. For this exact reason, allow us to explain the many advantages of truck maintenance and the process involved.
The positives of maintenance plans for your truck includes, but is not limited to:
· Avoiding costly repairs.
· Ensuring the longevity of your vehicle.
· Ensuring the safety of the driver and bystanders.
· Maintaining a service record and report for future reference; detailed service records are beneficial when selling equipment.
· Reliability of your brand.
· Your vehicle will be able to travel for longer periods without issues arising.
Truck preventative maintenance consists of regularly scheduled maintenance performed by a heavy equipment specialist like SuperService™ to help prevent unexpected failures and difficulties in the future. To break it down, preventative maintenance is essential to detect and fix any issues before they begin to impact a truck’s performance.
Truck maintenance can consist of, but is not limited to:
· Breakdown repairs.
· Tyres and wheel inspections.
· Fault finding.
· Battery replacement.
· Repairing power supply and charging systems.
· Ensuring air pressure is correct, which is essential for braking.
· Checking air conditioning systems.
Once a truck preventative maintenance has been completed, you will be provided with a service report checklist and documentation of the work that was conducted on your vehicle. It is good practice to have servicing conducted every 10,000km to 15,000km. You can book in your truck scheduled servicing today with us via our ‘Contact Us‘ page.