Every car owner knows that nothing on his or her vehicle lasts forever. Parts and accessories break over time and have to be repaired or replaced by a professional. Due to the extreme conditions in which they work, the chances of parts failing on a heavy duty truck or semi are exponentially greater than on a regular vehicle. Here are some of the most common heavy duty truck parts in Wytheville, VA that we tend to replace. While reading, it’s important to keep in mind that you can avoid the need to replace or repair these parts by bringing your truck into our shop for inspection and general maintenance on a regular basis:
- Brake pads: It goes without saying that the brakes are some of the most important parts on your truck. Unfortunately, some of the key components of your brakes, the pads, don’t last forever. All vehicles need their brake pads replaced at some point, but larger trucks tend to need brake pad replacement more frequently. The larger the truck and the more frequently it’s driven, the faster the pads wear down. For most heavy duty vehicles, the brake pads need to be replaced every three to five years. However, a brake pad’s lifespan depends on the type of driving you most frequently do, as well as your driving style. Stop-and-go traffic is terrible for brakes, and driving and stopping quickly isn’t good for your brake pads, either.
- Tires: Everyone has seen a blown-out truck tire on the side of the highway before. Truck tires are built to last far longer than those on a standard vehicle, but there’s plenty of proof along the highways that they still blow out from time to time. Heavy duty tires can last well over 100,000 miles before needing to be replaced with a new set. You can get the most out of your tires by having them inspected and rotated by a professional a few times a year.
- Clutch: Without a properly functioning clutch and transmission system, it’s going to be a jerky (or impossible) ride getting from point A to point B. Like the brake pads mentioned above, the clutch on a large truck can wear down faster than those found on a standard car. Assuming you’re not riding the clutch, it should be able to last up to 200,000 miles. Again, maintenance is key when it comes to taking care of your clutch and transmission as a whole.
It doesn’t matter which heavy duty truck parts in Wytheville, VA you need—Complete Truck Service Inc. is the only shop you need to visit to get them! We carry all kinds of different parts for every type of truck you can imagine. If it’s not in our inventory, we’ll order it for you. In addition, all of our mechanics are certified to install your parts, and we can even tow your truck to our shop if it’s immobile. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help, or to schedule an appointment!
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