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SUMMER MAINTENANCE TIPS BOUGHT TO YOU BY ISUZU COMMERCIAL TRUCKS

It has been a long and cold winter. Your Isuzu-built vehicle is one tough truck, but even the toughest truck needs some attention. The pot holes may have knocked your front end out of alignment, you may need new tires or a rotation, the fuel water separator may be filled with moisture, the windshield solvent may be out and you do not know what condition the hoses and belts are in! Below are a few more preventative maintenance tips that can help keep your truck operating efficiently through the summer.

ANTIFREEZE

Antifreeze is normally associated with winter, but it is equally important during the heat of summer. Even if your vehicle runs in cooler climates the mixture between antifreeze and water is normally a 50/50 ratio. This will also protect the engine during the winter months. In fact, it is recommended that the radiator be flushed every 24 months to prevent corrosion.

AIR FILTER

A clean air filter is one of those items that is often overlooked. On your Isuzu truck, the air cleaner is easy to access and easy to replace. In fact, it only takes a couple of minutes but a clean filter can help improve your fuel mileage and keep your engine running at peak performance.

TIRE SAFETY

When the thunderstorms hit and the rain sweeps across the road, nothing is more important than matched tread, enough tread and proper inflation. When we do a preventive maintenance service, we not only check the pressure, but evaluate your tires and make recommendations. Summer heat from the pavement can cause havoc just as much as under inflated, low tread depth, or non matched tread during a rain storm. Switching to all-season tires will not only help you during the summer, but are also good for trucks that travel in snow. Having all- season tires in all six positions and rotated every 10,000 miles may extend the tires life by 30%, saving you money.

WINDSHIELD WASHER MAINTENANCE AND WIPER BLADES

How about the bug catcher (windshield) on the front of your Isuzu Truck? Use a washer solution, not just water combined with new wiper blades, that will help keep the bugs gone and windshield clear. The solution should be checked regularly and refilled on a regular basis.

ENGINE OIL CHANGES

Engine oil not only keeps the engine lubricated, but also helps keep your engine cool. Due to summer heat oil may breakdown and not provide the necessary viscosity to keep your engine in peak running condition.

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As an authorized Isuzu dealer we have the approved parts, lubricants, tools and expertise to keep your Isuzu built vehicle in top condition. Let us help you lower your operating costs, extend the life of your truck, and keep it on the road making money for you.
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