Top 3 Methods for Truck Maintenance From VTS Transportation Mechanics

10.28.2022 Reading time: 3 minutes
The importance of preventative maintenance for your truck.

At VTS Transportation, we know that preventative maintenance is the best way to keep our trucks running reliably. That’s why our main mechanic, who has over 10 years of experience, relies on these top tips to ensure our trucks are in top condition. By following these tips, we can reduce the risk of breakdown and keep our trucks on the road.

1. Check the fluid levels regularly and top it up if necessary.

Any responsible driver should know how to check their vehicle’s fluid levels. This simple task can help avoid major problems and keep your car running smoothly. To check fluid levels, simply pop the hood and locate the reservoirs for each fluid. Then, using a dipstick, check the current levels against the full lines. If you notice that any fluids are below the full line, there are a few possible explanations. It could be that you are simply due for a top-off. However, it could also indicate a consumption or leak problem. In either case, it is best to address the issue as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your vehicle. With just a few minutes of your time, you can help keep your car in tip-top shape.

2. Check the tire pressure regularly and inflate them if needed.

Any trucker will tell you that tire pressure is critical to check often on your large truck or tractor-trailer. Your tires are your contact with the road and you want them inflated properly to avoid uneven wear, maximize fuel economy and provide optimum traction, braking and load-carrying ability at all times. You should check your tire pressure at least once a week, and more often if you’re driving in extreme conditions or carrying a heavy load. Use a reliable gauge to measure the pressure in each tire, including the spare, and inflate or deflate as needed to maintain the correct pressure.

3. Check the brakes for wear and tear and have them serviced if necessary.

Brakes are an important part of your vehicle. When you’re carrying a full load, make sure that they can stop safely and if not balanced or wearing out too quickly then repairs may be needed in order to prevent costly replacing down the road! With proper care these brakes will last longer which means less time spent repairing them when something goes wrong later on with this crucial component.

It’s always better to be proactive than reactive when it comes to truck maintenance. That’s why it’s important to schedule time for preventative maintenance on a regular basis. By changing fluids, and batteries and checking oil levels regularly, you can help to avoid larger problems down the road. Additionally, it’s helpful to schedule this maintenance in advance so that you don’t have to scramble at the last minute. By following these simple tips, we can reduce the risk of breakdown and keep our trucks running smoothly.

At VTS Transportation, our mechanics understand the importance of preventative maintenance. That’s why our mechanics are trained to perform regular maintenance checks and to identify potential problems early. In the video below, our main mechanics share their thoughts on the importance of preventative maintenance. They discuss how it can help to prolong the life of a vehicle, keep it running smoothly, and ensure that it is safe to drive. Our mechanics are committed to providing the best possible service to our customers, and preventative maintenance is an essential part of that. If you have any questions or concerns about your truck, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our team will be happy to help.

Watch our full video below.