Spring is approaching fast and now is the time to address any issues that may have occurred during the harsh winter months. The cold weather takes its toll on all vehicles, and skipping out on regular maintenance can cause a chain reaction of unwanted problems. At Wicked Diesel, we can get your truck running like new with the proper preventative maintenance.
Here’s a few tips to get the most out of your diesel as the seasons change:
Check Your Cooling System
The last thing you want to have happen on a hot day is having an issue with your trucks cooling system. Our experts will run pressure tests on your cooling system and check all hoses for cracks/leaks. Don’t forget to check your coolant levels and the coolant itself to make sure its the proper mix.
It’s easy to forget about routine maintenance on your brake system, but it’s definitely not one you can afford to neglect. Being able to stop properly can greatly help with fuel consumption in the long run.
Remember Steady Speeds
Most diesel owners already know, but driving your diesel at a steady, consistent speed will keep your engine in optimum condition and save money on fuel. With warm weather approaching, most people tend to travel more. This can make consistent, steady-speed driving a little more challenging.
Saving Fuel is Key
A poorly maintained diesel engine can use up to 50% more fuel than a properly tuned engine. Keep that in mind when choosing how often to bring your truck in for a tune-up.
Whatever plans you may have for this Spring or Summer, we encourage you to let our experts at Wicked Diesel help you keep your truck in the best condition possible. Investing in routine maintenance will save you thousands of dollars in unwanted setbacks. Stop by or give us a call at 540-587-3796 with any questions or concerns.