Fundamental Maintenance Tips For Your Four-Wheel-Drive Car Or Truck

A four wheel drive vehicle may seem indestructible, but it still requires basic care and maintenance to keep it running smoothly. While 4WD vehicles are tough, neglecting its maintenance can result in higher repair bills or the inability to drive it. Luckily, there are some care tips available to help keep your truck running smoothly.

Check Tyres

When using the four wheel drive vehicle off traditional roads, it’s important to check the tyres regularly. This includes a visual inspection of the actual tyre, as well as the tyre’s pressure. Tyres can deflate over time, especially when driving over rocks, bumps, and holes. Before it gets too low, it should be aired up again, so it is ready for the next adventure.

Canterbury Tyre & Mag Supamart can check the tyres for you, as well as handle routine maintenance needs. You’ll get better fuel consumption, extend the life of the tyres, and keep running smoothly for many years.

Don’t Overload

Your four wheel drive vehicle may seem like it can carry everything with no problem, and they are designed for heavier loads. However, if you overload the truck, you risk cracking the chassis or overheating the engine. Your manufacturer guide should give you information on appropriate weight amounts.

Oil Changes/Rotations/Maintenance

Another essential care tip is to ensure that you get the oil changed every 3,000 miles, or as directed by your vehicle’s guide. Tyre rotations should be every 6,000 to 8,000 miles and regular maintenance should be done as necessary. Maintenance can include refilling and checking fluids, flushing the transmission, checking the air conditioner and more.

Dry Out/Rest

If you frequently drive through rough or wet conditions, it’s a good idea to let your car rest and dry out before the next run to ensure that it continues running smoothly.