After a long, harsh winter, the days are finally getting longer, the sun is shining, and temperatures are rising. Is your truck ready to handle the heat?

Here are some quick maintenance items to cross off your list as you transition into summer.

Cooling System

Separate your A/C condenser and air-to-air core from the radiator. Take some time to clean out the salt and grime from the winter roads. Improving your truck’s cooling system will help regulate engine temperature and keep your air conditioning performing on hot summer days.

Air Filter

Just like your cooling system, your air filter has spent a season accumulating salt dust. Take a look and see if your winter was rough enough to warrant a replacement of your air filter.

Battery

Your battery has worked hard all winter to keep you moving. Months of cold temperatures will leave your battery tired and weak. With recent idling law changes, many new auxiliary A/C systems rely on batteries to maintain cabin temperature. Make sure your battery is up to the task! Consider replacing it, or cleaning all the terminals of corrosion.

Keeping up on your truck’s maintenance will save time and money for you in the long run. Make sure you are doing what you can to maximize the reliability of your rig!

Author: Keith Shadof, Assistant Service Director