If you own a truck, then you know well that you get out what you put in. That means if you really want to keep your truck running smoothly for years to come, you need to make regular maintenance a top priority. Here are five tips to help you keep your truck running smoothly, extending its life.
Don’t forget your truck’s routine maintenance
One of best things you can do to extend your truck’s life is make sure you get its routine maintenance done regularly. This means getting your oil changed according the recommended schedule in your owner’s manual. If you have an older pickup truck with a high number of miles, remember to always change your oil filter when you change your oil.
Keep track of fluid levels
When you give your truck an oil change, you might as well check all essential fluids in your truck, too. Check your engine coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and even windshield washer fluid to ensure that you are always topped up and ready to go.
Rotate your truck’s tires regularly
No matter what your truck’s drivetrain is, it’s likely that your tires are wearing unevenly. That’s why it’s important to rotate your truck’s tires whenever you change its oil. Doing so will ensure that the tires have a longer life, while also reducing the burden on your truck’s suspension and giving you a smoother ride.
Be aware of your driving conditions
One of the biggest influences on your truck’s health is the wear and tear you put it through. Whether this is driving off road, regularly carrying heavy loads, or making plenty of short trips daily, these conditions will influence the exact maintenance your truck needs. Speak to your local mechanic if you need guidance on this.
Change your air filter
Your engine needs clear air, which means you need to make sure you change your air filter regularly. Swapping it out for a new one every 15,000 to 30,000 miles or so will make sure dust and debris doesn’t affect your engine.
By following these steps, you can ensure a long, long life for your truck. If you’re looking to start a beautiful relationship with a new one, stop into Blackburn CDJR and see our selection of the new Ram 1500.