Every vehicle that can be found on the roads is made out of a certain number of parts. Some can be changed easily, like a headlight, while others are harder to find or simply harder to identify – like a small piece that is within the engine. This is valid for any type of vehicle, from sedans to trucks, but while the sedan is easy to work with, the trucks are big and hard to handle.
This being said, if you’ve got a truck or a semi truck that you work with, or that you own, it’s important to know some details about mechanics, specific details about how this kind of vehicle works and what are the parts that you can change within it.
Here are some reasons why you need to know these details but also why you need to change the parts of your truck, the ones that can be changed, at least.
It’s a Whole
The truck can’t work properly if you take out an important part. For example, if you take out a part of the engine or of something from the engine breaks, the truck won’t work anymore.
Everyone knows this, but for some people this is even more important. Usually, the trucks are driven by those who do this as a profession, it’s their way of living, so this means that with no working truck there will be no work for them either.
Because the truck functions as a whole, you need to change whatever is damaged within it – the parts and accessories that can be changed when they are old, when they are broken or when they need to be changed.
The Periodical Technical Inspection is something that is mandatory for any vehicle, so the trucks will also have to undergo one. The PTI will tell you if your truck can be used on public roads, and it covers a check up for all the systems of the vehicle, from lighting to breaks.
If you know you’ve got something that doesn’t work, like a headlight or a break, you will have to change it before you go for the PTI. If you don’t do it, and you don’t pass the PTI, you will have to change the parts that are damaged and then go again for the PTI. The inspector won’t give you the OK for the PTI unless your truck functions perfectly, as he will check everything from top to bottom.
Regular maintenance is made for every car, and even if the authorities don’t request you to do this as a mandatory task, every driver from every type of vehicle knows how important this is.
Regular maintenance means that you will have to change the oil for the engine, the filters for the gas and for the air and pollen – for those who have an AC unit installed. Apart from this, the car service where you take your vehicle will also check everything from top to bottom, from head lights to break lights. The break system will also be checked, along with the electrical system, the engine and everything else that makes the vehicle and helps it in functioning.
It’s more than the PTI, because the regular maintenance makes sure that every part of your vehicle works properly and it is changed regularly. These are called consumable parts – like the oil and the filters, but at the regular maintenance, the mechanic will also tell you if there are other parts that need to be changed. It’s better if you perform first the regular maintenance and then take your vehicle to the PTI, as this will ensure you that your vehicle will receive a positive PTI and your truck can be driven on public roads.