Trucks are an absolute mainstay for many Australian businesses. We rely on the trucking industry to safely deliver goods to our supermarkets, retail stockists, and front door all while maintaining efficient delivery times. Then there are trucks that are used for trade and the transportation of tools and materials so construction workers can continue to build infrastructure such as roads, bridges and buildings.
Trucks carry heavy loads, spend more time on the road and get tied up in traffic more often than regular vehicles, so they require services more frequently than a regular vehicle. A regular truck servicing is an absolute necessity to keeping your truck safe on the road and in optimal condition.
Increase your truck’s lifespan
Some common problems truck driver’s face with their trucks include engine overheating, starter failure, brake problems, and underinflated tyres. When these problems arise, not only are they an inconvenience for drivers but they also put the life of the driver and other people on the road at risk. Booking in for a regular service means a truck mechanic can inspect all the elements of your truck and make any necessary repairs to keep your truck in working order. Truck mechanics can often identify issues with your truck before they become bigger problems while also taking preventative measures to keep your truck in optimal condition.
Whether it is a light or heavy truck service, all trucks need their oil changed, their transmission and coolant fluid checked, and wheel alignment evaluated. Staying on top of these checks will help you get the most out of your truck’s lifespan.
Save money in the long run
Preventative maintenance will help you save money in the long run as potential problems are identified before they become worse or cause damage to your truck. Trucks go through a lot of wear and tear as they carry heavy loads, and drive more kilometres than any other vehicle in various types of weather and road conditions. If wear and tear is ignored then you run the risk of it becoming a difficult and more costly fix. When you get your truck serviced regularly your mechanic can make any necessary truck repairs then and there rather than having to tackle the problem when it’s a worse issue that will take more time to resolve or require parts to be replaced. Regular service will also help to improve fuel economy and durability.
How often should I service my truck?
Your truck will have a specified service interval that its manufacturer recommends. The general rule for staying on top of your truck services is to get a service up to every 10,000km or every six months, depending which comes first. To get the most out of your truck it is recommended that you also stay alert for any strange noises, signs of smoking, or overheating. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, take your truck in for a check as soon as possible rather than waiting for the next service.
If your truck is due for a service or you’ve noticed anything unusual such as strange noises or smoke coming from your truck, our expert team of truck mechanics at Bosch Car Service Milperra are here to help. Simply call us on (02) 9167 9490, or complete our contact form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.