Harsh winter weather can be brutal on vehicle parts. A well-equipped truck is a great answer for icy roads to ensure your vehicle’s reliability during this season. Here are some strategies for winter-proofing your truck.
Make sure to check important fluids such as the engine oil and coolant. It’s also a good idea to regularly check the battery, to make sure it’s in peak condition to weather winter’s elements. Tire tread is important in providing traction on slick roads, so remember to have a professional technician examine your tires. And make sure to check tire pressure often as rapid changes in temperature can quickly deflate a tire.
Diesel engines — like those available in the GMC Sierra 2500HD and Sierra 3500HD pickup trucks — have numerous advantages. However, these engines do require some extra attention when the temperature turns chilly. When the temperature dips below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, a process called “gelling” occurs within diesel fuel. When the temperature falls below 15 degrees Fahrenheit, the fuel solidifies so much that it cannot flow. This can result in damage to the engine. Fortunately, avoiding this is as simple as adding an anti-gelling agent to the fuel.
Contact us at Aber’s Truck Center for more tips on winter maintenance for your truck. We can also schedule a service appointment for your vehicle, to help ensure safe travels this season.