If You Care For Your Truck, It Will Grow Old With You
Trucks are the brawn; drivers are the brain. In order for trucks to outlast their tough work they need to be well cared for by the driver. Follow the below tips to help your truck reach old age.
Power is not the same as speed.
Trucks are built for power, not for speed. Truck engines are not meant to reach 0 to 60 in record time and truck frames aren't meant to hit the race track at high speeds. Instead, they were built to explore rough terrain, haul heavy payloads and tow trailers. If you drive a truck like it was designed to be driven, its engine will be able to endure for a long time. If you drive a truck like you're a star in the Fast & Furious films, then chances are your truck will spend a lot of time in the auto shop.
The wheels on the truck need to go round and round.
Trucks were designed to take on rough terrain but this fact does not mean drivers should avoid suspension, balancing and alignment checks. Overtime, tough terrain could affect tire wear, balancing and alignment. To combat this, drivers should rotate tires regularly as well as get alignment and wheel balancing checks.
Regular oil changes fight parched engines.
It's common knowledge that truck engines work hard, especially when hauling heavy payloads. The working truck demands a powerful engine and because of the output power required to haul heavy payloads, it's more important to make sure you don't skip checking your oil or skip changing oil in your truck regularly. Without oil, your truck's engine will die.