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Everything You Need to Know about Semi-Truck Repair and Maintenance

Everything You Need to Know about Semi-Truck Repair and Maintenance

Semi-trucks are specifically designed to be durable and dependable. These trucks are able to travel long distances without breaking down or wearing out. However, like any vehicle, semi-trucks are complex machines that require all components to work properly in order to perform correctly. If you feel that your truck is not working properly, there are several steps that you can take to get your back on the road. Here is a look at everything that you need to know about semi-truck repair and maintenance.

 

 

Regular Maintenance is Vital

Regular Maintenance is Vital

 

Just like any vehicle, it is important to have your semi-truck inspected on a regular basis to ensure that everything is working properly. Regular oil changes are vital in ensuring that the engine is able to stay in pristine condition. Also, you need to check the tire pressure on a regular basis to ensure that you do not experience a flat or a blowout while driving down the road.

 

 

Performing Repairs on the Truck

Performing Repairs on the Truck

 

If you notice that there is a problem with your semi-truck, it can be tempting to try and fix it yourself. However, this can often lead to more problems. Diesel engines and other components on a semi-truck are different than what you will find on a light-duty vehicle. Diesel mechanics have to go through years of school and specialty training in order to learn how to properly repair these complex machines.

 

Small repairs, such as light changes and mud flap repairs can be accomplished without any special training. However, all mechanical components should be left to professionals only.

 

 

Roadside Assistance

Roadside Assistance

 

In addition to finding a specialized mechanic, you will also need to find a specialized roadside assistance crew in case you do find your truck broke down on the side of the road. Most tow trucks are only able to handle light-duty and lightweight vehicles. Because a Semi-Truck can weigh several tons, you will need to call a roadside assistance service that specializes in large and heavy vehicles.

 

Getting your semi-truck repaired is slightly different than getting a light-duty truck repaired. If you have any questions about the repair and maintenance process of a semi-truck, please feel free to contact us today.

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