Truck Maintenance Tips: Preparing for Summer Months

Truck Maintenance - Brockton, MA

Service your truck before you head out on a long road trip this summer. While pickup trucks like the Chevrolet Silverado are long-lasting, perform regular maintenance on them is a must. Here are a few truck maintenance tips that everyone should follow, most of which you can do yourself.

Check your tire pressure

According to Idle Smart, one of the most important tips for the summer is to check your tire pressure. When the outside temperature increases, it changes the pressure within your tires. And, over- or under-inflated tires can be dangerous as well as inefficient. If you plan on hauling anything in your truck, your truck is especially vulnerable to blowouts.

Maintain your batteries

While cold weather can kill batteries, they’re actually more likely to fail in summer heat. This is because hot weather can speed up the chemical processes within the battery, creating added corrosion and lowering energy output. Do a visual inspection to make sure no wires are loose, and remove any corrosion — just be sure to be careful.

Inspect your air conditioning

It’s also a good idea to check your air conditioning before taking a long trip. Check the hoses and valves for any leaks, and, if necessary, you may also need to recharge the A/C system. Many auto shops have do-it-yourself kits, but, if you’re not confident you can do it properly, take your truck to a professional to recharge the A/C unit.

Look at your engine bolts

Be sure to check you engine belts as well. You can do a simple visual inspection by looking for cracks and other signs of wear and tear, and you can also test the tension. If your belt squeaks and squeals, it may need grease.

If you need assistance with your pickup truck, schedule a service appointment at Copeland Chevrolet in Brockton, MA.

2018 Silverado Highlights: Capable, Durable, and Rugged

2018 Silverado highlights

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is a bold, capable truck with a range of exciting features to help you during practically any job. Some 2018 Silverado highlights include best-in-class horsepower, a durable design, and best-in-class fuel economy for a V8 engine. In addition to performance, the intelligent infotainment inside the cabin will make every drive more enjoyable.

According to Chevy, the Silverado 1500 comes with best-in-class V8 horsepower when equipped with the 6.2-liter V8. You can also opt for the 5.3-liter V8 eAssist engine, which boasts best-in-class V8 fuel economy, earning up to 24 mpg highway.* When properly equipped, the Silverado 1500 can also tow up to 12,500 pounds. Long story short, the 2018 Silverado is capable and well-equipped.

Intelligent technologies include MyLink to help you connect to apps and other features, while USB ports make it easy to charge devices on the go. You can upgrade to wireless charging to remove the clutter or add the optional 8-inch touch screen, which is incredibly intuitive.

If you want more power, be sure to check out the Silverado HD lineup. The 2018 2500 HD and 3500 HD are both capable of 910 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 23,300 pounds when properly equipped. All versions of the Silverado also come with available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® to turn any truck into a mobile office.

To learn more about the supremely capable and incredibly rugged 2018 Chevy Silverado, visit Copeland Chevrolet.