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Hot Summer, Obsolete Cooling Systems

Hot Summer, Obsolete Cooling Systems



At Truck Stop Road Service, we understand that proper care and maintenance of the cooling system can prevent overheating, reduce repair costs, and ensure that your truck operates efficiently. The cooling system is crucial for maintaining optimal performance and longevity of a truck´s engine.

Here are some essential tips we offer:

  • Check Coolant Levels: It´s important to regularly check the coolant levels in the reservoir. Low levels can lead to overheating and engine damage.
  • Use the Correct Coolant: Many trucks in the industry use different types of antifreeze; make sure to use the coolant recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Change the Coolant: Follow the manufacturer´s recommendations for changing the coolant, typically every two years or 24,000 miles. It´s better if you do it annually.
  • Radiator Inspection: Check the radiator for leaks, corrosion, insect damage, or dirt. Such issues can cause coolant leaks or obstruct the radiator fins, leading to overheating. Periodically flush the radiator to remove any sediment or buildup that could hinder the cooling process.
  • Hose Inspection: Inspect all hoses connected to the cooling system for dryness, cracks, leaks, or signs of wear. Ensure all hose clamps are tightened.
  • Water Pump Inspection: Regularly inspect the water pump for leaks, damage, or squeaking. The water pump is essential for circulating coolant throughout the engine, and any failure can lead to overheating.
  • Thermostat Check: Ensure that the thermostat is functioning properly. A faulty thermostat can cause incorrect coolant flow, leading to overheating.
  • Scheduled Maintenance: Have the cooling system inspected by a professional during regular maintenance checks. A thorough inspection can identify potential problems before they become serious.
  • Monitor Temperature Gauge: Always monitor the engine´s temperature gauge while driving. If the temperature starts to rise above normal levels, it indicates a possible problem with the cooling system.
  • What to Do in Case of Overheating: If the engine begins to overheat, safely stop and turn off the engine. Do not attempt to open the radiator cap while the engine is hot, as it can cause burns from the hot coolant.

At Truck Stop Road Service, we can offer you comprehensive and reliable service for the care and maintenance of your truck, contact us at 909.505.9454.


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Date: 6/2024


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