Making Your Truck Last Through WinterPosted November 22, 2016 by admin
When you are out on the road, whether you have just pulled out of the loading dock with a full load or you are deadheading home, a breakdown or service issue is the last thing you want to worry about. Especially in winter, when the wind chill and temperatures can make it almost unbearable outside of the cab. No one wants to be on the side of the road during a blizzard looking under the hood of their rig, trying to diagnose a problem.
Some accidents and wear and tear can’t be avoided, but a lot of issues can be prevented with the right course of action. It starts with regular service and inspection of your vehicle before the bad weather comes. Get a full inspection to make sure your air spring and coil spring are functioning properly. Check your U-bolt and get the often-overlooked areas checked out by a reliable shop.
Take your alignment, for example. Your semi-truck and trailer alignment needs to be done properly or more problems can arise. For starters, there is the safety issue of not having all that weight and momentum aligned correctly. Next, think about your tires. If your semi isn’t aligned the way it should be, there will be uneven wear on the tires, resulting in a need to change your tires sooner. And don’t forget about the fuel waste when you are driving a wobbly rig. Increase your fuel mileage with a proper, professional alignment.
When trying to decide where to take your truck for winter service and preventative maintenance, some things shouldn’t be compromised. One, do they offer a parts and service price match guarantee? And two, have they proven themselves with over a decade of great customer service and excellent work when trucks leave the shop and get back on the road?
If you want the best service possible for your truck so that it keeps pulling shipments for many winters to come, contact Smith Springs for an appointment: 800-619-4652. You can also schedule service online.