Winter Medium-Duty Truck Maintenance Tips in Kelowna

May 25,2022

With winter’s official arrival merely days away, don’t delay your medium-duty truck’s engine maintenance. Schedule your Super Duty, F-650 or F-750 in for service at Skaha Ford in BC to keep your fleet running its best during the harsh weather conditions.

Here are other tips to maximize your medium-duty truck’s uptime with proper engine care:

1. Avoid Idling

Keep your Ford running at highway speeds in extreme temperatures to reach the required temperature threshold for regeneration and diesel engine fluid cycling processes.

2. Plug-in the Block Heater

At the end of the workday, plug in the block heater to maintain the engine’s temperature on cold nights.

3. Avoid Cold Soaks

Cold soaks occur when engine fluids and the steel of the engine block experience low temperatures. Don’t let medium-duty trucks sit for more than 24 hours.

4. Make Smart Fuel Choices

Always use correctly blended fuel and winter weight fuel when driving in cold climates. Consider using any recommended additives to ensure performance.

Don’t let engine troubles slow your commercial fleet. Bring your medium-duty trucks to Skaha Ford in BC for preventative maintenance, inspections and repairs. Call us to book your appointment today.

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