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Preventive Maintenance Facts

The Importance of Truck Maintenance:

  1. Meeting DOT Regulations

  2. Avoiding Costly Repairs

  3. Increasing the Lifespan of the Truck

  4. Safety

How Often Should a Truck be Maintained?

This answer varies but there are a few different things to keep in mind:

  • The type of truck you have (different makes and models)

  • Oil viscosity

  • Age of the vehicle

  • Time of year

  • Operating environment

On average, the suggested range to receive basic maintenance service is every 10,000 - 20,000 miles.


What does Preventive Maintenance Service (PM) Cover

  • Oil and lube change

  • Oil, air and fuel filter change

  • Fixing any repairs needed to ensure that the truck is up to DOT standards

  • Brake inspection

  • Proper tire inflation

  • Alignment and steering inspection

  • Lighting and electrical inspection


Conclusion

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires at least one Period Maintenance Inspection in a 12-month period. Planning it out and doing periodic PM with help keep you safe and save you money in the long haul! Don't wait drive safe!





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