Driving a specialty vehicle is not only about knowing how to go, being prudent on the road, and remembering to put fuel in it to be able to keep rolling; having a specialty vehicle involves more than these elements, you also have to be aware of its machinery, insulation, electrical installation, aesthetics, etc., since a failure can leave you stranded on the road. You can do nothing more than wait for a tow truck to help you, and depending on the severity of the failure, you will be without your business for a few days if your vehicle is commercial.
For drivers, a breakdown in their vehicles is not only a nuisance; it can also mean losing money, a job, or even suffering injuries if we get stranded on the road, in the middle of nowhere. Therefore, it is essential to be aware of this top of the most common “eventualities” that every specialty vehicle suffers and go to specialty vehicle repair at any sign of damage.
Failures in the general electrical system
One of the most common failures in trucks with almost 34% of the cases. Often the wiring and electrical system of trucks is the last thing an operator thinks about. They are (usually) exposed to the elements or to the high temperatures that engines can reach.
It is more than evident that this truck element is the most used of all, and each truck driver must know perfectly how to fix each of the problems that may arise from any failure and carry the necessary spare parts to get out of the problem.
Wheels, steering, suspension, and brakes
The wear of these elements increases with each kilometer traveled. Temperature changes and the weight that each truck carries are variants that can wear these elements. The brakes must have our full attention since they work very differently from those of the cars, and overheating them can cause the truck to run out of them and cause an accident. If you don’t want to buy new tires, you can look for a vulcanizer that can do a good tire renovation, saving you money.
The backbone of all vehicles not only allows us to shift gears, but it is also, physically, an element that runs from the front to the rear tires. Many truck drivers treat the manual transmission of their trucks so violently that they speed up the information’s wear, so it is necessary to know how to change gears and when to do it so as not to strain it more.
Injection and carburetion system
An engine and any mechanical device that keeps moving require constant lubrication, so if this is not supported under continuous review, the parts will begin to rub against each other. A mechanical failure is imminent. A truck driver must be present whenever his vehicle needs both oil and antifreeze, essential for the engine’s excellent health.
If your specialty truck is destined for commercial activities -whether it is a food truck or a mobile veterinary aesthetics- insulation is essential because it not only keeps the interior temperature constant, avoiding having the air conditioning always on, but also protects the wiring that gives life to your business, so before any breakage or sign of failure do not hesitate to go to the specialty vehicle repair, this will avoid higher costs later.