There are a lot of things you can do to better maintain your truck. Some are required by law and some are going to keep your truck in top condition. You can keep your truck lasting longer, driving better, and looking better with all the items on our list. If you want to look after your truck, consider our checklist and drive into the sunset with the best truck you can have.
Bed liner paint
A truck is built to be durable. They deal with rough roads, all climates, and usually a family inside causing damage. If you want it to look its best, consider painting a coat of bed liner paint on it. Coming in lots of different colors, Durabak bed liner paint is a good way to give your truck a coat of armour from the elements that won’t chip or fade.
Every car needs an oil change at least once a year, and mechanics have a reputation of jacking up the price if they feel like it. It’s one of the simplest maintenance tasks to keep your truck running, and keeps it running at peak performance, and makes the engine last longer. Keep a bottle of oil handy if you see a signal that it soon needs changed. But you will have to jack the car off the floor to work so keep one of them in your garage too.
A tyre patch set
It is the law to keep a spare tyre in your car to replace any tyres that might burst on the road, but most of the time this isn’t necessary. It’s a lot more cost effective to keep a patch up kit in your home or car. If you have a low puncture, one where you might not even notice your tyres running out of air until you next go to drive, you can simply patch it up with a kit found in most auto stores. Is it like slapping on a band-aid? Sure, but some injuries only call for a band-aid.
The checklist of things that you should keep handy for your truck to be in top condition should include windscreen wash. In a pickle, a bottle of water will do the trick. If your screen gets so covered in much while on the road, lifting the hood and adding some water will do, but it might result in just smearing muck around your screen. Grab some screen wash when you get home to make sure you do no damage to your wipers.
A checklist of checks
Ultimately, the thing that will keep your truck in top condition is it not breaking down. You should regularly perform a set of checks to make sure your truck is performing as it should be. However, this list can get extensive, so you might want to keep it printed somewhere in your garage. Sit your truck in the garage and check the blinkers, battery, brake lights, as well as the oil and water.