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Monday, October 31, 2011

Some Pickup Truck Maintenance Tips

Owning a car is everyone's dream. Imagining yourself behind the wheels of some car, be it an exclusive Toyota Cadillac or a Ford Pick-up truck is worth your time. If you get lucky, this amazing dream could turn into a reality. There you are speeding down the hill, feeling the power of its engine, and smiling in your side mirror. A few months down the road, it starts making an irritating sound and it won't start like it used to. Thick white smoke starts seeping from the trunk of your car like a bomb just exploded in there. Maintenance of a pick up truck requires maintenance of various parts of the tuck from pickup truck seats to the engine of the car.

The pick up truck seats and the surface of the truck need to be cleaned regularly by vacuuming. Always ensure that the seats are clean to maintain its appearance. Imagine a situation where you have spilled soda or even booze on the leather seats of your truck. Or you ate doughnut or bread inside the truck. These could cause damage to your car, especially small stones from your boots as you climb in and out of the truck; just like small stones could tear up delicate feet. You do not want your pick up truck seats worn out after only a few months now, do you? Unless you are some freak who likes spending money on things that could have been avoided. After vacuuming, clean your pick up seats with soapy water and a soft care, and then rinse with clean water. Apply a layer of leather conditioner once in a while to keep the seats moisturized.

Dust the surface of your truck, even if you need to get down on your knees to do it. if you are too good to bend or scrub the floor, your wife who is always handy with cleaning can always do it for you. But make sure to ask nicely, because your truck could be the dirtiest place she has ever been too.

Just like you need to survive, your truck needs fluids to keep running.

Check all the truck fluids, from engine coolant, break fluid, oil and transmission fluid. This could save you from a lot of embarrassment or costs. Be familiar with all the fluids that a car requires. And check their levels to see if they are enough to take you through the journey. Read the truck manual to know when the fluids have to be checked.

Unless you want your truck speeding down the road with you screaming inside wondering how to stop it, ensure that you check your breaks twice a year for damage or wear. Are your breaking lines soft like they should be or are they rigid? Are your metal lines corroded?

Remember to replace the engine batteries, check the batteries for corrosion. You don't want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere with no one but yourself and the birds of the air. If you don't want your journey to come to an abrupt halt, always ensure that you check the truck battery. Ask yourself, what would you do without your heart? And just like you would not function with your heart, a truck cannot function without a good battery. When corrosion builds up around the battery, the connection is interfered with hence the car cannot start. That is why you need to check it for any residue and change it.

If you cannot do your own pick-up maintenance, maybe you are too busy, too clean to get your hands dirty or you just do not know how to do it, don't be embarrassed to ask for help. You could take your car to a garage for maintenance; ask a neighbour for help. Or even try your elder son. Who knows, he might surprise you. Maybe he spends too much time watching the Fast and Furious that he actually knows more about cars than you think. It is okay to admit that you don't know how to check the car engine or that the smell of brake fluid irritates you. also wash the body of your truck once in a while.

For more tips on how to maintain the different parts of your truck, like the Pickup Truck Seats for example, pay a visit to

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