The summer heat is just as hard on your truck as it is on you. With these scorching Oklahoma temperatures, it is especially important to prepare your truck for the heat to ensure it stays running smoothly all summer. If you haven’t done your summer truck maintenance, now is the time!
Our service department put together five truck maintenance tips to help you drive safe and stay cool this summer.
Summer Truck Maintenance Check List
Check antifreeze concentration levels and make sure the antifreeze-to-water ratio is correct. Cooling ratio is as important… Continue reading
Selecting tires for medium-duty trucks directly impacts the fuel economy, performance, and tire replacement cycles for that vehicle. Mismatches between the tire specifications and how the vehicle is used is an issue. This may lead to increased chances of vehicle’s downtime and higher overall operating costs.
The challenge in selecting tires for medium-duty trucks is the number of number of variables needs to factor into the overall decision. Medium-duty tire manufacturers have different kinds of treads, designed for what that vehicle operating weight, specific tire position, or axle. For example, some tire are designed for free rolling, known as steering… Continue reading
Understanding tire management should be in a fleet manager’s top interest. Understand how tires are used in a day to day basis. Learn where all the expenses go. From tire benchmarking to data analysis to management action, creating a tire management program can help the truck in a profitable range rather than that of an awful headache.
An effective tire management program has to address four things: Air pressure; Rotation; Mechanical/Alignment Maintenance of the vehicle; finally, speed. Maintaining these four key elements, a fleet manager will be able to keep the cost of tires down when It comes to purchasing… Continue reading
Tire safety saves money and time. Check tire pressure and check tire tread wear regularly. It helps in more ways than one. Protect the driver. Be ready for any season. Save with better fuel economy Increase the tire life span. By keeping a watchful eye over tires, extend not only the life of the tire but the vehicle as well.
Check tire air pressure: Temperature and load play a big part in what the tire pressure PSI (pounds per square inch) should be. Upside to the optimal pressure includes better fuel economy, a longer tire life and better safety on… 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
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