Maintenance Tips for your Rig

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If you have ever spent any amount of time on a rig, you know a lot goes into keeping the vehicle running. With so many different components, it is important to keep up with the maintenance of your rig to ensure it is in top shape and running properly. Without proper maintenance, your rig could run into some problems while you are on your way to make a freight shipment. If you aren’t sure where to begin with rig maintenance, here are some tips:

  1. Check your oil levels and filter before heading out on the road. Low oil levels and a dirty filter can cause problems with the engine of your rig if left unattended.
  2. The air filter should be checked for any potential clogs that could affect the air entering the cab as well as the function of the rig.
  3. Always check the air pressure of your tires before heading out on the road. Lower tire pressure could leave you vulnerable for a flat, which can cause serious accidents should something happen on the highway.
  4. All lights on your rig should be checked before a trip is made. If any of your dashboard lights are on, the problem should be looked at immediately to prevent any serious problems. You should also ensure that your headlights, taillights, and blinkers are working properly as well.
  5. Any needed fluids should be checked before heading out on the road. Low fluid levels can cause malfunctions when driving, which can be dangerous.
  6. Check your engine belt for any signs of damage.
  7. Check your windshield wipers to ensure proper function. While these may seem unnecessary, they will come in handy should you run into poor weather conditions.

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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