Pickup trucks are tools of the trade for many self-employed contractors and maintenance and repairs are part of the costs of doing business. Many factors can affect a vehicle’s operating costs, including the quality of road you drive on. A pickup’s maintenance schedule lays out how often the manufacturer recommends routine oil changes, brake fluid replacements and checking or replacing the transmission fluid. Maintenance costs also include replacement parts for brakes and tires, and a check of the suspension and steering systems. Most models of trucks come with five-year, 100,000-kilometer warranty coverage for major mechanical components.
Mid-size pickup trucks are trending in popularity because they offer better gas mileage and useful towing and hauling capability with the same performance as older, larger models. The stress of climate change on the industry is turning heads toward emission-free electric models with their own unique set of repair and maintenance challenges. Our technicians stay up to date in all aspects of vehicle repair, whether they are vintage or new on the block, so if that new Ford F-150 Lightning or Rivian R1T is lined up in your sights, our team is prepared to keep your warranty profile up to date. The new electric trucks coming out on the market offer high towing values, solid payload ratings, unparalleled performance with off-road capability and superior technology to tap into GPS, audio and security systems. It will be interesting to watch the automotive industry change and adapt to new goals and incentives for pickup truck drivers.
Call us for truck repairs and maintenance in Kamloops. Online appointments are available. Simply click on the Book Now button or call to make your appointment. Be sure to ask about our 400,000km club! We have two convenient locations to serve you, in Valleyview and the North Shore.
Further reading: Trailer Service & Repair