There are a number of things that every truck owner can do to prepare their truck for this summer and optimize its performance.
Air Conditioning Check
With the blazing heat of summer nearly upon us, having an air conditioning system that works well is essential to keeping you comfortable. It’s time to have a professional check your air conditioning and change your filters if needed. Your trucks manual will have information on recommended changing frequency if you’re unsure of how often filters need to be changed. Note that dusty environmental conditions may require you to replace your filter systems more frequently.
Cooling System Once-Over
Your truck overheating is a possibility, especially during the hot and humid summer months. Often attributed to issues with the cooling system in your vehicle, it is possible to prevent overheating. Completely flushing and refilling your cooling system is recommended about every two years, depending on the condition and model of your vehicle.
Test Your Blades
When the intense summer rain is beating down on your windshield, you don’t want to be worried about the quality of your windshield wipers. Take the time now to check your windshield wipers with the summer storms ahead. Any worn blades should be replaced, either by you or a professional.
Change Your Oil
With summer road trips in the books, now is the time to make sure you are up to date on your oil changes. Every truck will have a recommended oil changing schedule. If you use your truck for certain activities, like towing a travel trailer or a boat, they may require that you replace your oil more often.
Remember, taking these measures now will also help to boost resale value down the road, earning you more in the long-term with your truck.