Trucks Need TLC During National Car Care Month Too

April is National Car Care Month, but we think it should be called National Vehicle Care Month since pickup trucks need TLC this time of year too. Many pickup drivers use their trucks heavily during the winter, while some cars remain tucked away in a garage to avoid the damaging effects of winter driving. At Sunset Truck, we’re here to keep your pickup truck cruising the Seattle streets in top condition.

Tires and Brakes

Some pickup truck tires look invincible. The truth is, they’re not. They get worn down, which hurts your gas mileage and can be dangerous. We can check your tires for wear and tear. We can also swap your tires with ones that are designed to handle wet and puddle-filled roads more safely.

While we’re working on your tires, we can also inspect your brakes. Brakes often get eaten away by the salt and sand used to keep roads safe for winter driving. A quick inspection could save you money down the line. More importantly, it could prevent an accident.


Winter driving often involves a lot of potholes and bumping. While you’re in the cab of your truck, you may not notice them, but your pickup does. It can get jarred out of alignment, even slightly. Those minor alignment problems can lead to bigger problems with your truck. We can check your alignment and correct and problems before it creates other issues. And a properly aligned pickup gets better gas mileage.

Routine Maintenance

Pickup trucks, like all other vehicles, last longer and perform best when they receive routine maintenance. As spring blooms, it’s an ideal time to perform any lingering routine maintenance on your pickup. If you’ve been putting off having your belts changed or waiting on that new engine filter, come see our technicians and get that work done this month.

Sunset Truck’s technicians look forward to seeing you in Puyallup during April and all year long.

OUR BLOGRead Posts

4 Tips for Prepping your Truck for Summer

There are a number of things that every truck owner can do to prepare their truck for this summer and optimize its performance... [Read More]

3 Trucks and SUVs Mom Will Love

Gone are the days of mom being intimidated by trucks and SUVs... [Read More]

Essential Things to Keep in Your Truck

Even the most well-equipped truck doesn’t come with some basic yet essential tools every truck owner should have on hand... [Read More]

Spring Calls for Major Truck TLC

Harsh Washington winters undoubtedly call for some truck TLC come springtime... [Read More]

3 Truck Options from Sunset Trucks

We pride ourselves on providing options to our customers. That’s why you’ll find hundreds of great truck options on the lot of our location in Puyallup, Washington.... [Read More]

Savings Spotlight: 2016 Ford F-150 Lariat

Sunset Trucks is committed to bringing value to our customers. One way we fulfill that commitment is by always always... [Read More]

4 Simple Steps to Buying a Vehicle from Sunset Trucks

Making a new vehicle purchase doesn’t have to be hard or stressful. At Sunset Trucks, we break it down into a simple, four step process... [Read More]

3 Truck Options for Families from Sunset Trucks

For all of our family loving customers, our team at Sunset Trucks in Puyallup, Washington has a wide range of truck options well-suited for families big and small ... [Read More]

4 Key Tips to Test Driving a Truck

We’ve identified a few key tips to keep in mind when testing driving a truck ... [Read More]