What Kind of Service Do Commercial Vehicles Need?
Commercial vehicles need regular service to prevent costly breakdowns, and common services include oil changes, brake fluid replacement, and tire alignment. Find out more about the service, maintenance, and inspections required with commercial vehicles.
Learn About Commercial Vehicle Maintenance
The consequences of not following a maintenance schedule include costly breakdowns and unsafe working conditions, so it pays to stay on top of service in Milwaukee. Check out these maintenance tasks and inspections to make sure your vehicle is up to date:
- Safety Inspection – Commercial vehicles like cargo vans or heavy duty trucks will need regular inspections to make sure they’re working properly. A qualified service center like Lynch Truck Center will check brakes, tires, fluid levels, and any high-wear components. If the truck or van in question is a light-duty vehicle, a safety inspection is recommended every 3,000-5,000 miles, and medium- and heavy-duty vehicle inspections are recommended at 10,000-20,000 miles.
- Oil Change – All vehicles need oil changes, and the best way to determine how often you’ll need an oil change is to check your owner’s manual. The oil change interval could be as little as 3,000 miles and as much as 20,000 miles. While an oil change might seem simple, the service center at Lynch Truck Center has experience with a wide range of vehicles, and we’re even GM Trained and Certified. We offer frequent service specials as well.
- DOT Inspection – If your commercial vehicle weighs more than 10,000 pounds, you’ll have to undergo annual Department of Transportation inspections. They’ll check out the brakes, safety systems, exhaust, fuel system, headlights, serpentine belt, and more. It can be a good idea to schedule a safety inspection before your DOT inspection to make sure there are no issues.
- Major Rebuild – Depending on your vehicle, you’ll have to schedule a rebuild of a major component like the engine or transmission. Luckily, working with Lynch Truck Center on a regular basis will let you stay on top of maintenance and prevent breakdowns or costly repairs.
Turn to Lynch Truck Center for Commercial Service
The service experts at Lynch Truck Center near Northern Chicago are happy to perform a service evaluation and determine what kind of service your commercial fleet needs. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule a service appointment.