Why Semi Truck Repairs Are Important

Semi trucks are heavy, powerful vehicles. That’s why it’s so important to keep up on your semi truck repairs and maintenance. When something goes wrong, a semi truck can do considerably more damage than the average passenger vehicle. On top of that, since semi trucks are out on the road constantly, they undergo more wear and tear than other vehicles. Over time, their moving parts degrade and wear out.

To keep your drivers, your fleet and the other drivers with whom your operators share the roads safe, you need to repair your semi truck fleet regularly. Here’s why:

  • Preventative maintenance: Preventative maintenance is the key to saving money on larger repairs down the road. The sooner you can catch a problem, like low fluid levels, the less likely it will develop into a major issue, like an overheated, damaged engine. Taking your fleet vehicles in for regular preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure your vehicles are always in top shape.
  • Keep up the fabrication: When your truck’s fabrication starts breaking down, that makes it more difficult to transport cargo safely. If and when it falls apart, you could cause accidents, lose cargo or suffer serious downtime. It’s best to take your fleet in for repairs and maintenance as soon as you spot a problem.
  • Fluid, oil and lubrication changes: When you take your trucks in for repair, your mechanics will also check the fluid and oil levels, and lubricate the moving parts as necessary. As you likely know, your engine relies on proper fluids and lubrication in order to prevent overheating. Make sure you keep up on this maintenance task—otherwise, you might find yourself stuck on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere.
  • Damage repair: Of course, there will be times where your truck is clearly damaged, whether you were in an accident or suffered issues from weather and other unpredictable events. Take your semi truck in for repairs right away, so you can get back out on the road with minimal downtime.
  • Keep your fleet running efficiently: Any time you take your semi truck in for repairs and maintenance, you’re investing in your fleet—and your company’s efficiency. A well-maintained vehicle will operate more efficiently than one that has been left to experience unabated wear and tear.
  • Save money: Finally, semi truck repairs save you money. If you don’t repair and maintain your fleet promptly, you run the risk of worsening damage. Your truck may even get to the point where it’s no longer economically feasible to repair—which means you’ll have to either purchase a new one or your efficiency will suffer. You’ll save more money by simply taking your trucks in for repairs sooner rather than later.

Steve Emken Trucking is dedicated to helping you take care of all your big rig maintenance and semi truck repairs. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services, rates and scheduling. We promise you’ll be glad you made the call!