How To Make Your Truck “Back To School” Ready In Easy Steps

Schools are back open in Carthage, MO, and the surrounding area. And no matter what school looks like for your family, it’s also a time where a lot of vehicles will be out on the roads before and after school. Dropping off or picking up the kids from school or football practice will be all part of the routine.

But is your truck ready to clock in more mileage? Dry Fork Diesel Repair is your auto repair service in Carthage, MO that offers the best service to those who own trucks (including diesel trucks and semis). If your Ford F150 or Chevy Silverado needs to be serviced, our ASE certified technicians will be here to help.

We also have steps that we can provide you on how you can make your truck “back to school” ready. Pay attention to these so you can be able to prevent disasters from happening. Here are some steps to take:

1. Check your tires regularly

Whether you’ve been working on the farm or logging in extra miles across Missouri and neighboring states, your tires may have changed between the summer and now. That’s why you should check your tires often to see if you are not losing as much air as you thought.

Depending on your type of truck, your tire PSI should be anywhere between 30 to 35 PSI. If you have a heavy-duty truck, your PSI should range anywhere between 50 to 60 PSI. If it’s below the minimum (30 for normal truck, 50 for heavy-duty), you’re going to need to add some air to it.

It’s also a good idea to get them rotated. Dry Fork Diesel offers tire rotation services near Carthage, MO, so you can keep them on the road longer. Plus, your fuel economy won’t have to suffer because of poor tire quality. The sooner you check your tires and get them taken care of, the better.

2. Inspect the lights to see if they are working

Your vehicle lights are the best form of communication with other drivers. Whether it’s your front or rear lights (or even the lights on the side), they need to be in good working order. That way, motorists and even pedestrians will know what direction you’re going and when you’re about to stop.

The last thing you need is poorly working lights that won’t indicate a turn or if you’re stopping. And you might get rear-ended by someone behind you. Don’t take your lights for granted; get them checked if you have an outage.

As part of our inspection, Dry Fork Diesel will make sure your lights are working. Our mechanics near Joplin, MO will spot the problems early before they become even bigger ones. If we need to replace the lights (or other parts), you get a 3-year / 36,000-mile warranty that will definitely put a smile on your face.

3. Make sure your brakes are in good shape

Lastly, your breaks should be on point. You’ll be doing a lot of stopping if you have a school bus in front of you. You’ll also be stopping in front of crosswalks so kids can safely cross the street.

Poor brakes or no brakes at all can lead to trouble that you want to really avoid. If you need a brake replacement, Dry Fork Diesel will help you get the job done. And we’ll install high-quality brakes that will last a long time.

Don’t wait...schedule an appointment now

If you need an inspection done on your truck, Dry Fork Diesel is your go-to place to get it done. There are plenty of trucks near Lamar, MO that will be on the road throughout most of the school year. Will yours be ready to take on the challenge?

We offer same-day repairs on all parts and specialize in diesel trucks so you can be on the go, whether you’re driving a Ford F350 or a semi-truck across the state. We’ll inspect your truck and make sure it’s good to go before the fall weather settles in.

Schedule an appointment now by calling 417-310-1397 or visit our location at 16740 County Road 138, Carthage, MO 64836.

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