The Importance of Truck Maintenance:
Meeting DOT Regulations
Avoiding Costly Repairs
Increasing the Lifespan of the Truck
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)
Age of the vehicle
Time of year
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
Proper tire inflation
Alignment and steering inspection
Lighting and electrical inspection
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!