Truck Service: Ready Your Pickup for Summer Fun

May 6th, 2018 by

2018 Ram 3500 Rear

Routine maintenance is essential whether you drive a compact car in Chatham or a full-blown work truck in Rochester, but it’s most important on vehicles that serve you and work hard day-in and day-out. If you drive a pickup, we have some routine maintenance tips as well as some special truck service advice to ready your ride for summer jobs and summer fun.

Change Your Oil

We know that there is no shortage of drivers who put off routine maintenance around Decatur, and while an oil change should happen whenever your vehicle needs it, a change in seasons is a nice reminder. Scheduling your oil change should be just the start of your summer truck service plans, however.

Wiping Off Dipstick
Pouring Oil in Engine

Truck Tire Service

Like any vehicle, tire rotations are key to getting the most mileage out of your treads, but truck tire service deserves extra attention. It’s good to ask yourself these questions and think about the answer before deciding just what needs to be done on your visit to the Green Dodge service center.

  • Do you take your truck off-road?
  • When was the last time you bought new tires?
  • Do you regularly carry heavy loads in your truck bed?
  • Have you noticed your wheel pulling left or right?
  • Do you regularly work around job sites with loose nails and screws?

All of these questions can help you decide whether you just need a tire rotation, if your tires are wearing unevenly, or if you need heavy-duty tires designed to keep running without even noticing a nail in them. Our tire center has solutions for all of these needs, and more.

Other Summer Truck Tips

Now is a good time to inspect some other aspects of your trucks that might not get attention, including:

  • Hoses and Belts
  • Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Suspension
  • 4×4 or AWD System
  • Batteries
  • Cooling System

Schedule Truck Service at Green Dodge

You can do all of this yourself or you can let a pro handle it. We know how nice it is to take care of your own auto work, but we invite you to kick your feet up and let us take care of your truck at Green Dodge. Contact us today to learn more about caring for your truck all year.

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