Have you ever wondered how truck fluids are so rapidly depleted? They are right at the top of the list as one of the most important services your vehicle has. The fluids in your truck are essential to its operation and without them, you would not be going anywhere and therefore are used a lot! Although an easier repair can be done rather quickly, routine maintenance for these fluids is required for a smooth ride. Staying on top of fluid service intervals ensures that the mileage expected from that engine is met or exceeded. All trucks are required to transport more weight than the average vehicle in addition to extreme conditions on the road that account for contamination, low operating levels, and worn-out fluids. These issues will easily be found by a professional during routine maintenance! Below we listed the top fluids that they will inspect as well as the possible damage that will occur when the fluids are depleted.
6 Truck Fluids That Need Consistent Maintenance
Keeps the engine cool in summer and protects it from freezing in winter
Provides lubrication to the many moving parts of an engine, which helps to avoid damage
Connects the pedal to the brakes and enables the truck to slow down
Creates a hydraulic link between the steering wheel and the front wheels.
Allows your windshield to be clear to ensure you have perfect clarity on the road
Lubricates and cools the gears, clutches, and valves
The Damage Of Letting These Fluids Become Depleted
Lowers efficiency and could lead to an overheating engine or an engine that freezes
Low oil on the dipstick could indicate an engine leaking or burning oil, which will cause engine damage
Could indicate that there is a leak in your braking system which will lead to irregular stops and unsafe driving conditions for you and others on the road.
Low steering fluid will make it harder for you to drive and prevent you from turning your truck
Will lead to dirt, bugs, and adverse weather conditions to prevent the driver from viewing the other drivers, street signs, and everything else on the road
Will cause rough shifting, strange noises, and uncontrolled surging, resulting in difficult driving
Operating a vehicle with depleted fluids is a safety concern for you and everyone on the road. Although they can sometimes be ignored these services have a direct correlation to the operation of the truck and its safety. If you are unsure of when the last time you got your fluids checked or have been experiencing one of the signs of depleting fluids above then call our truck repair shop today for an inspection. We will identify any possible issues if there are any that prevent you from a safe ride and get you back on the road fast!