Truck brakes are crucial to your safety on the road and brake repairs on your pickup or commercial vehicle should be considered a routine maintenance, but you want to keep track of the dates each item was fixed. Have your truck brakes inspected every time you get tire work done and even oil changes to prevent brake loss before it happens. Prevent excessive truck and trailer repair bills by having your brakes checked.
Tires: Anyone who has ever owned or even driven a vehicle for a period of time has dealt with a flat or leaking tire. Truck and trailer tires will normally take more of a beating than cars because of off road use or heavy duty truck use. Check air pressure weekly with highway trucks and do a walk around for tire defects every time you use your truck. Check for bulges, flats, and other possible obstructions.
Won’t Start: This has to be one of the most common and extremely disappointing repair bills on trucks, and does not really apply to trailers. There are a thousand reasons why your truck won’t start and makes this probably one of the most notorious problems.
Leaks, Oil Or Air Leaks – Airlines on your truck and trailer, oil leaks on your truck or reefer engine or fuel tank. Where ever there is a truck, there will eventually be a leak. Catching a leak early with a sign in your gauges or visual inspections will help reduce your overall truck and trailer repair bills.
Batteries: When a battery goes it usually starts with one of the battery cells leaning over inside the battery and touching another cell. This causes a short and all hell breaks loose. You will blow fuses, cook wires along the electrical system, and just get stranded on the side of the highway. Your truck and trailer reefer batteries should be completely unplugged from the posts, wire brushed with cleaner all around, and tested with an amp tester, not just a cheap battery tester.
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