Keep Calm and Porter on!
Mini-trucks, just like our driver partners are hardworking and five-star performers that need care and maintenance to provide optimum performance and achieve a full and efficient lifespan. A pro-tip is to drive your vehicle carefully to maintain personal and road safety which also adds years to your vehicle. Here are some other tips to help you take care of your mini truck/tempo to ensure safety and full roadworthiness!
Keep Your Mini-Truck Rust free
Keep your mini truck/tempo clean. Also, ensure that it is repainted regularly to avoid building rust. Do not let the vehicle be exposed to water, mud or the other elements for too long. This will help you maintain all the vehicle body parts and avoid unnecessarily wearing off the body.
Good Tyres=Good Traction
Get your tyres checked regularly to see if the tyre threads are in good shape and check for cracks, rust and sidewall bulges. Tyres can last up to 10 years but it is highly recommendable to change them after this period to avoid losing grip.
Batteries can last up to 5 years but need regular maintenance and checking. Ensure that you change the battery acid, clean the battery terminals and only add distilled water to dilute the acid for proper charging.
Wiring and Electrical Maintenance
The truck’s lighting and ignition system need to be checked by an expert at the smallest sign of trouble! A vehicle with a faulty wiring and electrical system can die at any moment, leaving you stranded and helpless at any point.
Maintaining the Engine and Transmission
The engine and gearbox need expert mechanical maintenance and daily check-ups. Having an idea of the problems and issues thereof helps in getting the correct help for proper maintenance.
Get your transmission fluids and engine cooling system serviced regularly.
Maintain the gearbox by keeping it clean and well lubricated.
Keep the clutch bearings lubricated to ensure smooth running.
Get your brakes checked every six months to adhere to personal and road safety.
Keep the Windshield Clean
Maintaining the windshield is vital for screen visibility. The screen should be wiped regularly with a dry cloth. To avoid getting scratches on the windshield the wipers should be replaced if the underlying rubber padding is ruined at least every year.