THE OLDER THE TRUCK, THE MORE MAINTENANCE REQUIRED?
Yes, there are varying opinions to this question but here is our two cents…
1. Oil Changes Every 5,000 Miles –
Synthetic or not, extended oil changes can be detrimental to your trucks internal engine parts. Keep the oil changed every 5,000 miles, and your motor will thank you, and deliver the long haul you deserve.
2. Clean Batteries, Connections, and Keep Batteries Fully Charged –
Battery health and maintenance is becoming more important by the minute. On our computer controlled diesels, dirty battery terminals can cause check engine lights, poor connections to engine control modules,
body control modules, anti-lock brakes module issues and so on. If your vehicles batteries are more than 2 years old, start paying attention to the way the truck sounds on startup and watch your amp/voltmeter gauge
(if your truck is so equipped) for odd behaviors. Keep your batteries clean and free of corrosion for best battery health.
3. Belts and Hoses Should Be Looked At Every Oil Change –
Swelling of the hoses and belts cracking due to our dry heat are just a couple of symptoms that could lead to leaving you stranded out on the road.
4. Cooling System Needs To Be Checked For Proper PH and Glycol Levels –
Poor additive concentration can lead to water pump failures, radiator leaks, cavitation erosion, and so on, due to the coolant becoming acidic. Let Strictly Diesel test your coolant to make sure your additive pack in your vehicle’s coolant is working right.
5. Fuel Filter Maintenance Is Key Also –
We recommend changing your fuel filter every 15, 000 miles for proper injector, pump and engine life.
Better Up Keep = Longer Truck Life
Enjoy your diesel truck!