Summer truck battery maintenance is a must. It is a common misconception that winter weather is harder on batteries than summer weather. Warmer temperatures increase battery capacity, making it easier to turn over the engine. However, warm temperatures speed up the rate of deterioration. Stay on top of summer truck battery maintenance with these tips.
Before getting into the tips, here are a couple of keywords and definitions:
Sulfation Definition: High temperatures increase the rate of sulfation, which is the build-up of lead sulfate crystals. Lead sulfate forms naturally on both electrodes when the battery discharges. The lead sulfate easily… Continue reading
Winter is just around the corner, and it’s important to begin preparing now to ensure you’re not stuck out in the cold in the months ahead – especially with important deliveries due. Here are some tips to get your truck ready for the winter months:
Have a tune-up and make those repairs now. Most people wait until spring or summer to have their battery checked, but right before winter is the best time to have your battery, electrical components, fluids and tires (including the spare!) inspected to ensure you’ll be able to start the engine on those cold mornings. If… Continue reading
You know how to change the oil, replace belts and batteries, and check the fluids, but do you know how to check the U bolt? We recently shared summer service tips to help keep your truck rolling comfortably along. Let us show you show just how important the U bolt is.
What is It?
It is the main piece of hardware or bracket and it holds the box onto the truck chassis.
How to Check
This is a must! Check the U bolt every 24,000 miles, or every six months. Find it underneath the box just behind the… Continue reading
The click-click-click may mean you need a battery service check-up. The sound of your truck not starting is more than annoying. It stops your day and means the battery not starting the engine. So before you hear the often-termed “death” sound for your battery, make sure you take preventative measures to stop it from happening.
Your truck battery supplies electricity for the starter, engine and electronic accessories and stores energy from the alternator. Needless to say, a non-working battery can derail your summer deliveries before it even begins.
Corrosion happens with the natural gases from the battery condense… Continue reading
Summer is near and it’s time to think about transitioning to the different driving conditions. Here in Oklahoma, the extreme summer heat can be as tough on your truck as the harsh winter weather. And if you’re driving plans call for trips to other parts of the country, you may encounter both Extreme heat, and mild temperatures on a single trip.
To ensure your truck is prepared to roll comfortably along, without mishaps or breakdowns, here are some service tips that go beyond the obvious oil and filter changes and lube jobs. These summer… Continue reading