6 Ways to Care For Diesel Trucks
There are plenty of reasons why some would choose diesel pickup trucks over a gas-powered one, such as lower emissions, and cheaper and less frequent maintenance compared to gas-powered vehicles. But just because maintenance checks aren’t needed as often, does not mean regular care isn’t necessary for it to be kept at its optimal condition. Edmund Vehicle Rental is a leading provider of vehicle rentals, and we share some tips on how you can ensure the longevity of your diesel truck.
Regular inspection of blow plugs
As maintenance of your diesel pickup truck is different compared to that of a gas-powered pick up, there are some things you will have to keep in mind. One such consideration is the glow plug. Glow plugs are vital to the well-being and performance of your truck’s diesel engine, producing the heat that is necessary for a diesel engine to start, run, and function optimally. These require inspection regularly, especially in colder conditions.
Monitor the gaskets
The gaskets on your diesel truck engine operate even under extreme conditions, and therefore should be closely monitored. To prevent leaks and complications, ensure the mounting bolts are inspected often. Replace the gaskets should you find that any of them are leaking. If one leaks, it is likely the others are not too far behind.
Clean your engine regularly
When dirt and grime collects on your engine’s components, it shortens their longevity and can even decrease fuel efficiency. Needless to say, regular cleaning is an easy but crucial way of caring for your diesel engine. All that’s needed is an old toothbrush to get into the nooks and crannies, a moist sponge to wipe down the engine bay, and a specialised degreaser to safely dissolve gunk.
Check the air filters
Air filters prevent harmful particles from reaching your engine. A dirty, clogged air filter will require your engine to use more fuel in order to achieve the power and acceleration that you depend on. In addition, some of these debri could reach parts of your engine that are meant to remain dirt free. Have your filters checked if you notice decreased engine power, weaker acceleration, or increased engine wear. Always use a new filter over cleaning and replacing one to ensure optimal performance.
Change the fuel
Change your fuel regularly to keep your engine running smoothly. You should also make sure that you’re using the right fuel – this is especially important if you own a diesel pickup truck as using the wrong kind might cause damage to the engine. If you’re unsure of which type to use, refer to your owner’s manual or have a professional perform your oil change for you.
Use diesel treatment
Diesel treatment serves to keep the impurities that are found in fuel from reaching your engine and possibly causing damage. Consider adding a bottle of diesel treatment whenever you fill your diesel tank.
Taking the time and effort to maintain your pickup truck prolongs its lifespan and keeps it in great running condition. Remember these simple tips and you’ll save yourself the hassle and money in the long run.
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