Warmer, drier weather is here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to give your trusty work vehicle some much-needed care. With these truck and trailer maintenance suggestions, you’ll be ready to tackle any task this spring.
Check the tire pressure
Measure the pressure in each truck and trailer tire to make sure it’s at the recommended level. You’ll also want to have your tires rotated and balanced. While you’re at it, get your vehicle aligned to ensure safe handling and proper tire wear.
Assess the electrical components
Check your vehicle’s wires and plugs to make sure they didn’t suffer too much wear and tear during the colder months, and replace any that don’t meet standards. You’ll also want to test the battery to ensure that it’s still reliable.
Test the lights
Make sure all the lights on your vehicle are in good working order, including the headlights, taillights, turn signals, and hazard lights. Hook up your trailer to make sure its lights are functioning properly, too.
Inspect the brakes
Brakes on a work vehicle can take a beating, so have them inspected this spring to make sure you can rely on them when you need them.
Remember the routine maintenance
Spring is a good time to catch up with all your routine maintenance tasks. These include topping off all the necessary fluids, changing the oil, replacing air filters, checking belts and hoses, and installing new windshield wipers.
For help with any of your spring truck and trailer maintenance needs, visit our service center here at Grande Truck Center.