How Often Should You Get Your Truck Serviced?
There are over 3600 miles of highway between the Canadian west coast and the east coast and there are often hundreds of miles in between truck stops.
Whether you drive Hino or Mack trucks, the last thing you need in the middle of delivery is your semi-truck to be out of service. If you want to have a successful business, on-time deliveries are essential. A disappointed customer is every owner's nightmare! Businesses and customers alike count on safe, timely shipments.
There are a lot of factors that may cause an untimely delivery, including traffic, bad weather, and accidents. But, there is one thing that you can take responsibility for: your truck. It’s impossible to eliminate the need for roadside assistance, but you can keep your hauls moving with a bit of TLC and maintenance. Read on to find out how often you should service your truck.
How Often Should Mack Trucks, or Any Other Semi, Be Maintained?
The answer varies depending on a few factors. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Age of your vehicle
- Type of your truck
- Operating environment
- Mileage of your truck
On average, it is suggested to receive a basic service for your truck every 10,000 – 20,000 miles. For a thorough inspection, we recommend preventative maintenance check every 30,000 miles.
What’s Included in Truck Maintenance?
Although you should consult your owner's manual for most maintenance checks, essential servicing includes an inspection of your truck to make sure the lights, brakes, engine, etc., work correctly.
This service also includes getting your oil and lubricants filled. To make it simple, here are some things that should be in your semi-truck preventive maintenance checklist:
- Oil and Lube Change
- Air and Fuel Filter Change
- Brake Inspection
- Wheel Alignment
- Electrical Inspection basic
Why Does Truck Maintenance Matter?
Scheduling maintenance service is pivotal in minimizing the risk of breakdowns and can help increase vehicle uptime. Here are three reasons why you should have regular maintenance:
Preventing Truck Safety Issues
Preventative maintenance helps guarantee the safety of your truck. Having poor maintenance can result in an accident which puts human lives in danger, and affect your company’s reputation.
Increased Fuel Efficiency
Heavy-duty trucks consume a lot of fuel. If proper maintenance is carried out, it can guarantee better fuel efficiency. Tiny drops of water make the mighty ocean. Even a little bit of fuel efficiency can be a financial lifesaver for you.
Save Cost of Replacement
It’s always best to prevent a breakdown than to bear the cost of an on-road repair. With a little bit of care and planning, you can increase your vehicle life span and lower the cost-per-mile of your truck.
Planning out your truck’s maintenance schedule will help you stay prepared, and it helps reduce any risk of on-the-road truck failure. This ultimately helps your truck to last longer without breakdowns and drive better. A trustworthy truck makes your services more reliable for your customers and, in turn, generates more business.
Get Your Truck Serviced Today
Get your truck serviced to be ready to hit the road again! If you’re looking for parts for your trucks, get in touch with us today.