RV & Trucks

Getting Your Work Truck Ready for Winter

Winter needs some extra skin care, diet care and if you own a car, it is needless to say that you also need an extra care for that. In winters it is observed that the performance of the vehicles is not the same as during the other times of the year. There are some changes that need to be made to the vehicles to improve their performance in the winters.

The modifications that are required to make to the truck are necessary for cars and locomotives in working conditions or those which will be used after a long span of time. For an instance, if you bought a used garbage truck for sale in Florida and are going to use the truck in a relatively cold-weather state, the following is the checklist that you need to tick off to ensure that the performance is better.  

  • Cold weather has a tendency to lower the battery power and reduce its performance, the batteries may also run down easily and not get charged quickly. Thus, it is necessary to charge the batteries before the snow starts to fly.
  • Especially in the snowy regions, the the tires may loose the grip easily as compared to non snowy regions. If it is a garbage truck, and you are buying an used garbage truck for sale in Florida, the tires might have lesser friction due to extensive use. If the same truck is to be driven around in a snowy region, you should change the tires to make sure that the friction is more and the tires do not skid.
  • The engine coolant is a compound that needs to be given a check as winters approach. The coolant which removes excess heat in the summers, does the exact opposite in the winters. You need to make sure that the anti freezing agent is in place, there are no leakages and no barriers. The anti freezing agent can help your vehicle started even at -10 degrees.
  • The lubricants in the car are important as they assure that the car works smoothly and there is no friction between the parts of the engine. There are lubricants that are suitable for winters. Make sure you have enough supply of these lubricants.
  • You fuel may also get affected in case of extreme cold and extreme snow. You should be aware of a substance called anti-gelling agent which would prepare your fuel for winters. Anti gelling is a must if you have a diesel powered engine.
  • In snowy regions, the vision usually gets blocked during the snowfall or due to rain water or simply due to outside cold. Make sure your wiper blades are in the best working condition and they are sturdy enough to wipe of the snow from your windshield.
  • Almost all trucks have a defrost and a heating system, if your car doesn’t have one, get it. Before the arrival of winters make sure that the heating system is working fine and prevents freezing of hands for the passengers as well as the driver.

All of these are essential to-dos to prepare your trucks for winters and avoid inconvenience in snow storms.