The extreme temperatures of summer are no joke when it comes to your diesel. It’s important to prepare your truck for these conditions. With summer heat on the rise, Wicked Diesel wants to make sure you are taking the proper precautions to keep your truck running smoothly all summer long. Here are some tips you can do yourself to prepare your truck this summer:
Change Your Air Filter
– Switching out your air filter is a great way to take some pressure off your diesel engine. When your filter becomes full of contaminants and debris, it has to strain to do its job. A clean air filter will also help you gain better fuel mileage.
Check Your Coolant
– One big difference between diesel and gasoline engines is that diesel engines produce more heat, making it more vulnerable during summer months. This makes it extremely important to have your coolant checked. You might also want to consider switching coolants to one designed for high temperatures.
Check Your Trucks Tires
– The engine isn’t the only part of your truck that will be heating up during the summer. The roads will heat up causing your tires to wear faster. Make sure that you’re on a good rotation schedule and replace your tires if necessary.
If you have any questions or want to schedule your diesel for summer maintenance, callat 540-587-3796 or send us a message.