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Top Three Preventative Maintenance Services for Your Big Rig

Fleet Truck & RV Repair is your one-stop-shop for your big rig service and repair needs. We can inspect your rig, including DOT inspections, to make sure it is road-ready before your next haul. We handle all preventative maintenance services for heavy-duty trucks and recreational vehicles, and we’re going to list the top three services that we perform the most. It’s important to always ensure your rig is safe and reliable when you are on the road, and preventative maintenance makes sure that happens.

1. Air System

It’s cold right now in Great Falls, Montana, and your big rig’s air system needs a little extra TLC. The pneumatic system uses compressed air for braking as well as emissions control, transmission operation, and advanced safety features in some cases. Preventative maintenance ensures your air system is not troubled by water that is naturally drawn into the system through the compressor. This prevents air tank condensation and frozen water in the air system. Maintaining the air dryer is also important to ensure condensation has not built up in it. Moisture, especially frozen moisture, can affect the air system lines, O-rings, stems, and valves among other crucial parts.

2. Brakes

This can naturally affect how well your braking system works. And, it isn’t just the air system that you need to be concerned about when it comes to brake maintenance. You know how quickly your big rig goes through brake pads, and it’s critical to ensure that the pads are functional before you hit the road. You cannot stop your big rig on a dime even though drivers around you act as if you can, so powerful braking capabilities are crucial to help you avoid automobile accidents. Make sure to have your brakes inspected before every route and serviced when they need it.

3. Oil

Finally, fresh motor oil keeps your rig running at its best. If your rig has been sitting around for a while, it’s possible that air has made its way into the motor oil and you’ll end up with poor lubrication and an overheated and damaged engine. You know how important motor oil is to the engine. It not only lubricates the moving parts but also keeps the engine cleaner and cooler. Have your oil changed the minute it needs to be done to avoid damaging your engine and slowing down your progress on your route.

We’ve got you covered here at Fleet Truck & RV Repair in Great Falls, MT. We are experts when it comes to servicing and repairing big rigs.

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