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Auto Body Blog: New Research, Stunning Facts and Industry News

Hi, my name is Ken. I am an avid golfer, a reading lover and an auto body and paint DIY amateur. During the week, I work as a financial consultant, and I love my job. However, I get tired of advising people about maintaining their fortunes, and in the evening, I like to do things that feel more mechanical and even artistic in a way. That's why I decided to write this blog. Here, I am going to post all about auto body news and information. I like to keep up to date on what's new as well as exploring tried-and-true facts about the industry. If you need a repair or are thinking about doing one yourself, I hope these posts help you. Enjoy.

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Truck Repair Tips

Truck repairs can be nerve-wracking for most truck owners and drivers. It is especially so since modern trucks come with sophisticated technologies to reduce emissions and improve performance. This predisposes the owners and drivers to make slight mistakes that affect the truck's drivability and reliability. If you own or drive a truck, continue reading this excerpt for some truck repair tips. 

Conduct Logbook Maintenance

Logbook maintenance serves a specific purpose; to keep the truck mechanically sound for as long as possible. Supposing you observed the logbook maintenance schedule even after the expiration of the warranty; the truck could be less prone to defects and breakdowns. Therefore, you should reconsider repair shortcuts and delaying truck servicing if you want your truck to purr as if it were new.  

Source Quality Parts

Most owners, drivers, and fleet managers experience difficulties sourcing parts for old model trucks that are no longer in production. As such, their trucks often run on worn-out components that could affect the functionality of various vehicle systems. For example, a damaged suspension could affect the truck's steering and handling, thus putting it at risk of an accident when loaded. Several interventions will help you if you cannot find truck parts. First, you could contact car wreckers and ask them to extract used parts from wrecked trucks. However, you must inspect the component to ensure it is functional and in excellent condition. Alternatively, you could contact car part refurbishing companies or after-market manufacturers renowned for dealing in similar parts. These companies could have schematics for the component, which allows them to make a replica that works similarly to the original part. 

Know When To Overhaul The Engine 

Your truck covers thousands of kilometres every year. Therefore, the engine components suffer excessive wear and tear. Contact the manufacturer or check the truck's manual to establish the engine's longevity. As it approaches its death bed, it develops chronic problems that require you to open up the engine frequently. At this point, conduct an engine overhaul to restore it to its zero-mileage condition. This way, you can continue enjoying the truck for years before it needs another overhaul. 

Keep Records 

Trucks have different systems and components which require servicing and maintenance now and then. Given that you may own the truck for many years, it becomes difficult to track the repairs. For instance, you could forget the mileage at which you replaced the water pump or whether you installed a new or used component. Keeping a service and maintenance record keeps you on top of your truck's maintenance schedule. 

Truck repair tips include conducting logbook maintenance, sourcing quality parts, engine overhauls, and keeping repair records. Contact a truck repair service for more information.