Maintaining the engine and other critical components is important to keeping medium duty trucks on the road. However, body corrosion is an often overlooked issue that can prematurely put a fleet vehicle out of service for good.
Salts and chemicals are common causes of rust that will corrode a truck’s body as time goes on. To prevent rust and extend the life of your fleet, here are four maintenance tips from our Technicians at Skaha Ford in BC:
1. Address Paint Chips: Chips in the exterior paint â€“ even small ones â€“ need to be fixed immediately before rust starts to set in.
2. Wash Regularly: Wash commercial trucks once a week to prevent contaminants from damaging the clear coat, paint, primer and bare metal. Wash more frequently in the winter to remove road salt, which can erode the chassis.
3. Lubricate: Regularly spray door locks with a lubricant to protect them from moisture, especially in cold weather.
4. Avoid Puddles: Puddles collect contaminants and abrasive dirt and grime that can oxidize a truck’s exterior, including the paint and undercarriage.
Keep your medium duty truck looking and performing its best with commercial fleet repairs and maintenance from our team at Skaha Ford in BC. To learn more, contact us today.