Truck Maintenance Tips

Truck Maintenance

When it comes to keeping your truck in top shape, truck maintenance is a must. Truck drivers are sure to run into problems along the way, but keeping up with truck maintenance will prevent these problems from occurring often. A well-kept truck is sure to run longer and with fewer issues compared to a truck that lacks truck maintenance. Here are some truck maintenance tips to keep your rig on the road longer:

  1. Be sure to change the oil regularly. Failing to have a proper oil change when needed could lead to serious engine problems later on.
  2. Check the air filter often for damage or clogs.
  3. Before heading out on the road, be sure to check the tire pressure. Poor tire pressure could lead to poor fuel efficiency along with other problems.
  4. Your lights should be checked before any major trips. That includes brake lights, fog lights, headlights, tail lights, and turning signals. You never know when poor weather will strike, and being able to see as well as having others able to see you is crucial.
  5. All fluids should be checked regularly. This includes transmission fluids, brake fluids, and power steering fluids. Anti-freeze and windshield wiper fluid levels should also be checked as well.
  6. Your engine belt should be checked regularly for missing portions, cracks, or other damage.
  7. As minor as it may seem, you should regularly check your windshield wipers. Old or damaged wipers will cause streaking and poor visibility when driving in poor weather.


Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was, and remains, to provide excellent, dependable service.

Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365. We will discuss your tractor trailer options for the freight you wish to ship.

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