Basic Truck Maintenance Tips and Software

By Peter Chubb - Jan 24, 2011

If your work requires you to own your own truck, or even if you are a company with a fleet of your own trucks then keeping them serviced is very important. Keeping up with basic truck maintenance can make the difference between making money and losing it – and I know which you would rather choose. Just remember that a utility truck has to work much harder than your average family car.

All the time your truck is off the road it is costing you money, so make certain that you keep on top of that maintenance schedule. Thankfully help is at hand with the aid of FastMaint CMMS software; it does not matter how big or small your business is, it is said that this is the maintenance software to have. This is not needed if you are a one-man band – that can be done just by making a note on your computer. For more details visit the SM Global website.

One of the cheapest and easiest things to keep your truck running is by getting that oil changed; remember the more work your truck does the sooner you will need to replace that oil. If left too long then the oil will get thin and will not be able to protect all the metal pieces inside. recommends that you change the oil every two to three thousand miles – much sooner than a car then.

Keeping an eye on those tires is very important as well, how bad would it be to lose your load because you had no tread left on your tires? These are just two bits of advice; has a host of maintenance tips for you.

Considering buying a new truck, then read our recent article on how to compare each truck model, as well as finding out what was Truck of the Year.

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