Do you own a truck that demands constant repairs? We understand the frustration when you buy trucks from a sale, and they do not perform as per the expectations. There may be several instances when you might have to visit a garage to get your vehicle repaired. However, you can reduce your repair expenditures if you are aware of how to solve the common trucking problems on your own. Here’s a look at some common truck problems and how you can solve them.
When a truck running is on the road, a sudden brake problem can cause enormous damages to numerous vehicles in a single moment. Seasoned truck drivers will check their brakes before and after completing their trips. The air brakes are commonly found in every truck. One of the primary issues with air brakes is the failure in forming sufficient air pressure. This failure may be because of the air compressor’s inability to build up the pressure. The brakes may not function properly when it takes a long time to build up the air pressure, and, therefore, you should take a look at the compressor and check if everything is in proper condition. Furthermore, in winters, water forms in the air reservoirs causing the brakes to fail. Therefore, it is necessary to inspect air reservoirs for water and get rid of it as soon as possible. If water has accumulated in the air reservoir, drying it and again putting it back in place is one of the primary solutions to avoid brake problems.
Trucks that remain inoperational for a considerable amount of time may end up having engines filled up with oxidized oil. This oxidation leads to the creation of air bubbles in the oil. Oxidized oil can further cause severe damages to the engine. If your truck has remained in this situation, you may want to consider checking the oil for traces of oxidized bubbles. In some circumstances where the oil becomes oxidized, you may have to replace the oil altogether to avoid further damage to the engine.
A truck has several components such as headlights, brake lights, air conditioning, ventilation, etc. These electrical equipment are vital as they ensure efficient functioning of the truck. When a headlight flickers or does not glow, you may want to check the wiring for any loose connections. Small loose connections can be fixed with a tape. Furthermore, if the wiring seems to be proper and the problem persists, you may want to check the battery. At times, when the battery is low, the headlight, horn and other electrical equipment would not function effectively.
If there are problems that you are unable to solve, then you need to get it repaired by a professional. Another option could be selling your old truck and getting a new one. If you plan to buy a new or used truck in Canada search the hundreds available trucks right now on Heavy Duty Direct. We have a variety of trucks for sale from dealers across Canada.