Summer Driving Tips for Semi Trucks

Summer Driving Tips for Semi Trucks

It's been one of the hottest summers on record across much of the country this year. Temperatures in Arkansas aren't any different. If you drive a semi truck, follow these tips to help you and your truck remain in good shape while making long-distance trips this season. If you're stopping in Greenbrier or Springfield, Arkansas, let Custom T Repair take care of any necessary routine maintenance or repairs to your semi.

Inspect the Battery

Due to water evaporation, hot weather is a great way to drain a battery fast. A fully functioning battery is essential before setting off on a long trip. In general, batteries last between three and five years. Starting your engine and turning on your headlights will allow you to determine how well your battery is performing. Check the brightness of your headlights by revving the engine. You may need to tighten the connections and the terminals if you observe any changes in brightness. Have a professional look at the battery if this doesn't work.

Look Over Your Tires

Tires are among the most important safety items to check. You can have a blowout on the road if your tires are worn down or over or under-inflated. Check your tire pressure before driving in hot weather, as the temperature can cause pressure to increase.

Check Fluids

It is important to keep a sufficient supply of oil, coolant, transmission fluid, and brake fluid on hand in hot weather because these fluids evaporate. Make sure to check all of these things before you go on a long journey.

Drink Plenty of Water

Keep a large supply of water on hand while driving so you are always alert and safe. Caffeinated drinks can have the opposite effect, causing you to become dizzy and disoriented if you consume too much. Pack water-rich foods, such as watermelon and cucumbers, to boost your hydration.

Semi Truck Repair and Maintenance in Greenbrier and Springfield

To learn more about our semi truck maintenance and repair services, don't hesitate to contact us. Custom T Repair is proud to help local drivers keep their vehicles running strong. Give us a call at (501) 300-7442 to learn more, request an appointment, or receive an estimate for semi truck repair in Greenbrier, Springfield, and the neighboring towns.

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Posted: September 1, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ