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Baltimore, Maryland 21230


Maintenance Tips You Should Consider For Your Engine

Here are some maintenance tips you’ll want to follow when taking care of your truck’s engine.

An engine is the foundation of your vehicle. If it doesn’t run smoothly, your truck won’t be able to operate properly. Therefore, it’s imperative that you provide constant maintenance for your truck’s engine if you want to keep your truck in good condition. Here are some maintenance tips you’ll want to follow when taking care of your truck’s engine.

Remember to Change the Oil

You need a sufficient amount of oil to ensure that the different components of your truck have sufficient lubrication. This minimizes how much wear and tear these components sustain. In addition, oil can trap dirt and debris so that they can’t get into areas of your truck where they don’t belong.

Generally, you’ll want to check oil levels monthly, but if you take frequent long trips, you might want to check more often than that. When the oil levels get low, that’s your cue to get your truck refilled.

Monitor Your Coolant System

The efficiency of a truck engine is typically much stronger these days than it would be in the past, but there is still a great deal of energy that gets lost when your engine is overheating. That’s why you always need to have enough coolant in your truck to prevent overheating from happening. In severe cases in which your truck’s temperature gauge shoots up while you’re driving, make sure to turn off your vehicle before problems have a chance to escalate.

Check Your Truck For Any Leaks

Before you get on the road, see if there are any fluids that have poured onto the ground. This could be a sign that you have a leak in your truck. Antifreeze and oil are among the fluids that are commonly spilled whenever you have a leaking problem. Regardless of what was leaked, you’ll want to get it checked by a professional mechanic as soon as possible.

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Whether you are looking to upgrade your fleet to tow trucks or are simply interested in the latest trucking technology, you can rely on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. We have provided top-notch service for the trucking industry for 30 years and would love to assist you in buying a new top-of-the-line truck, finding the specialty parts you need, or repairing your truck. Give us a call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474, or contact us online. To find out more about what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is an award-winning, authorized dealer for new and used medium-duty and heavy-duty Freightliner and Western Star trucks and Sprinter Vans. We also provide expert service repair for Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Caterpillar, and Mercedes-Benz engines.
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