Oil Changes for Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks
Just like any other vehicle, heavy-duty diesel trucks need regular oil changes to keep the engine running smoothly. The oil in a diesel engine plays a crucial role in lubricating the moving parts and preventing excessive wear and tear. It also helps to remove contaminants and keep the engine cool.
At Inland Truck Repair, we use only the highest quality oil and filters for heavy-duty diesel trucks. We recommend an oil change every 7,500 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. However, this can vary depending on the type of use the truck is subjected to. For example, if the truck is used for heavy hauling or in extreme temperatures, more frequent oil changes may be necessary.
Heavy-duty diesel trucks also require regular maintenance of other fluids, such as coolant, transmission fluid, and clutch fluid.
Coolant, also known as antifreeze, plays a crucial role in regulating the engine temperature. Over time, the coolant can become contaminated with rust and scale, reducing its effectiveness. At Inland Truck Repair, we recommend flushing the coolant system every 2 years or 24,000 miles. This will help to remove any contaminants and ensure the proper functioning of the engine cooling system.
The transmission is a critical component in a heavy-duty diesel truck, and it relies on clean transmission fluid to function properly. Transmission fluid helps to lubricate the gears and keep the transmission running smoothly. At Inland Truck Repair, we recommend changing the transmission fluid every 24,000 miles or 2 years.
Clutch fluid plays a vital role in the transmission clutch system of heavy-duty diesel trucks. Over time, the clutchfluid can become contaminated with moisture, which can cause rust and corrosion in the clutch system. It can also lead to the clutch becoming stuck in position if the rust and corrosion is left too long, endangering the safe operation of your truck. At Inland Truck Repair, we recommend flushing the clutch fluid resorvoir and replacing the clutch fluid every 2 years or 24,000 miles.
Regular oil and fluid services are essential for the proper functioning and longevity of heavy-duty diesel trucks. At Inland Truck Repair, we have the experience and expertise to handle all of your heavy-duty diesel truck's oil and fluid needs. Trust us to keep your truck running at peak performance.