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You need to choose the right type of service company for your truck repair and maintenance in order to achieve optimal performance. The company should have factory-trained specialists to work on light, medium, and heavy duty trucks. If it is not possible to bring the truck to the garage, the service company should have the capability to tow your truck in for repair. Some companies also provide well-equipped mobile mechanic service vehicles to perform the repairs on site.
The service company should be able to repair a wide range of trucks, including light and medium trucks from G.M., Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, UD, Motor Home, Rodder Trucks, and 4x4s. Heavy duty trucks of various makes such as Ford, Kenworth, Sterling, Peterbuilt, Mack, Freightliner, international makes such as Volvo, and even firetrucks should be serviceable by the company.
Typical Services Offered by a Truck Service Company
- B.I.T. Inspection service in order to comply with federal inspections and CHP regulations at the service facility or the client site.
- Tuning-up for diesel or gasoline engines.
- Hydraulic and air brake services.
- Repair, replacement, or modification for suspension and springs.
- Wheelbase repairs and modifications.
- Metal fabrication and welding.
- Electrical short repair, complete rewiring, and repairs of batteries, starters, and alternators.
- Differential and transmission repairs and clutch replacement.
- Fuel injection service.
- Computerized engine maintenance.
- Exhaust repairs and air conditioning service.
- Diesel and gasoline engine replacement.
- On-site repair and 24x7 emergency road service.
Preventative Maintenance Programs
A good truck repair service company will usually offer a comprehensive preventative maintenance program. Such a program is designed to include a regularly scheduled maintenance service to keep the truck in fit condition at all times. The program will typically include oil and filter change, general lubrication and rotation of tires, in addition to a detailed preventative maintenance vehicle inspection.
Upon the completion of the inspection, the service provider will advise the truck owner of any essential repairs that the truck may require urgently or in the near future. Such repairs will ensure that the truck remains in top running condition at any given point of time. The maintenance status of the truck is usually tracked with a computerized system to assist the truck owners with reminders of scheduled maintenance.
Competitive Pricing, Convenience, and Priority Service
It is important to choose a truck repair and service company that offers competitive pricing and shows a commitment to deliver the best value for money for its customers. The service provider should ideally have a comprehensive in-stock inventory of spare parts to execute the repairs within minimum time and at a competitive cost. Some service providers offer special discounts to regular customers, corporate groups, senior citizens, and AAA members.
The service company should be able to service the truck at a time when it is most convenient to the customer. The leading companies also offer free shuttle service or pick and delivery. Some of them provide loaner truck facilities or options to ensure that the productivity of the truck owner is not affected while the truck repairs are carried out. Priority service facilities or options may be part of the menu offered to regular customers as well.