Changing your oil and fluids is the most important part of any preventive maintenance regimen. There are a vast array of components that need adequate lubrication, and they all need to have their fluids changed over time. Here at National Fleet Management, our express lube services cover everything from engine oil changes to differential fluid changes.
Why is changing your oil and fluids important, you may ask? Well, over time, fluids break down and become less effective at their job. Take engine oil as an example. Over time, your engine oil breaks down and is unable to lubricate moving components as well as it once could. Coolant, on the other hand, loses its ability to absorb heat. Although your engine needs routine oil changes every few thousand miles, other components like your differentials and transmission need fluid changes far less.
Tell-tale Signs That You Need Express Lube Services
If you notice that fluid or oil is leaking from under your heavy-duty truck, chances are you have a leaking drain plug. Drain plugs are what let technicians drain your fluid. Although they’re designed to keep oil and fluid in, the gasket on them can wear down, causing the leak. Here at National Fleet Management, we’ll replace your drain plug gasket and top up your fluid. We’ll also replace the fluid if our technicians deem it necessary.
If your engine is overheating, but you don’t see any leaks or damage, chances are you need an oil change and a coolant flush. When your oil breaks down, it allows for more friction to occur within your engine block. This leads to excess heat and can overpower your coolant system. To ensure your engine returns to its optimal operating temperature, we highly recommend bringing your heavy-duty truck in for a coolant flush and engine oil change.