How to Care for your Chevrolet LUV Pickup
The Chevrolet LUV Pickup is a light pickup truck designed and built by Isuzu and sold in the US by Chevrolet. It became extremely popular that was developed for over 4 generations. The LUV is actually an acronym for light utility vehicle. As you know by now, your Chevrolet LUV is designed to be low maintenance so doing maintenance work won't be very hard for you. And if you know how to properly maintain your pickup, it will give you less reason to not get stressed out. here are a few tips to get you started:
- Tune up your engine regularly and keep it well-maintained.
The engine is the heart of your pickup and it carries out a very important job. However, properly maintaining it isn't that hard. The easiest and most basic thing you can do for your engine is to check if it still has the right level of engine oil and if it is still clean. If you are running low on engine oil, the engine's moving parts might not be lubricated well enough for them to continue working properly. Making your engine run with very little or no engine oil can lead to disaster as your engine might overheat and fail because of it.
- Make sure your engine's cooling system is working properly.
Your pickup's cooling is your engine's backup, so to speak. Your engine has a cooling system to prevent it from overheating. The coolant inside the cooling system keeps the engine at the right operating temperature, hot but still no too hot for the engine to fail. Coolant should be flushed and replaced yearly. Make sure that you replace it with the correct coolant mixture, which is 50% antifreeze and 50% distilled water. If the coolant is left in the cooling system for longer than a year, the mixture might get too acidic and cause the cooling system components to corrode. The cooling system is prone to leaks so you might want to inspect its components regularly as well.
- Properly maintain your tires.
Because of its job, tires normally have shorter service life compared to the other parts of your pickup and much shorter if you use your pickup for hauling heavy things. However, if you know how to properly maintain your tires, they can last long enough for you to get your money's worth. Tire maintenance includes checking the air pressure on your tires weekly. If your tires are underinflated, it will increase rolling resistance, which in turn results to shorter fuel mileage and premature tire wear. Another maintenance procedure you can do is to check your tire treads from time to time. If the treads are already too shallow, it will not be able to provide enough traction on the road. Rotating your tires also helps to keep them wearing out evenly. Proper wheel alignment and balancing is also important. They help in keeping your tires last longer. Do it at least annually just to make sure.