April is a wonderful time of year for car enthusiasts. The warmer weather of spring is starting to show after a cold winter, and a greater number of people are working on repairs and maintenance on their vehicles. These are just a few of the reasons that April has been deemed National Car Care Month in the United States.
Regular and thorough maintenance is essential to keeping your commercial vehicle road-ready. Whatever it is you may need done with your vehicle—whether it is regular maintenance or general care, custom fabrication, upfitting, finding accessories, or building a custom body—the team of highly qualified personnel at Camco Wheel & Axle are here to help you get your commercial truck or van in tip-top shape. Our highly trained team of technicians and staff members have been certified to meet industry standards and requirements, and we’ll be able to work with you to get you exactly what you need for your commercial vehicle.
At Camco Wheel & Axle, we understand that your vehicle is important to you. It is the tool you use for work and to effectively run your business. As such, keeping your vehicle road-ready, work-ready, and safe should be a top priority at all times. That’s why it is important to schedule regular maintenance. If your vehicle is in need of maintenance, or if you are looking for new parts and accessories, call the team at Camco Wheel & Axle today at (956) 781-4800 to schedule an appointment.
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The Importance of Regular Maintenance
There are a number of things that you should be doing in order to assure that your vehicle will last for the long haul. For example, it is important to have the following maintenance done on a regular basis:
- Getting your oil changed
- Checking your brakes/brake pads
- Rotating and balancing your tires
- Checking your tire alignment
- Changing your air filters
- Checking your fluid levels
- Checking all lights (including front, back, safety, and interior)
In addition to these regularly scheduled maintenance issues, if you have a customized or upfitted vehicle, it is important to make sure that all equipment is functioning properly and that no metal has corroded. Checking for corrosion is especially important in areas where your vehicle may be exposed to harsh elements and places where they are more likely to be exposed to salt due to snow or ocean air. In addition to creating unpleasant noise, noticeable vibrations, and a harsh feel while driving, metal corrosion can lead to safety issues.
For example, if your truck-bed door comes unhinged due to corroded metal while you are driving, you may lose control of your vehicle. Losing control of a heavy truck while traveling at a high rate of speed can lead to an accident, potentially injuring yourself or others.
Not only can people be injured, but you may be liable for their injuries if you caused the accident. This is especially true if you knew your vehicle needed maintenance and you failed to get it. When the danger of being in or causing an accident is weighed against the benefit of regular maintenance and routine checkups on your commercial vehicle, it is a simple choice that routine maintenance and check-ups are the way to go.
Having been in the business for over three decades, at Camco Wheel & Axle, we know commercial vehicles. We are longtime members of the community, and proud to serve the people of the McAllen metro and Rio Grande Valley areas of Texas.
Your safety is important to us; that is why we believe it is so important to get the regular maintenance and care that your commercial truck or van needs. We offer total vehicle solutions. For this National Car Care Month, contact Camco Wheel & Axle at (956) 781-4800 to schedule an appointment.