Making your Dodge D100 Pickup Withstand Heavy Work
Just by looking at your Dodge D100 you can already see how much power and potential it has. But make no mistake. Even though it looks like it can do heavy work without needing much effort, there are still some aspects that you need to be careful about. Don't get deceived by its imposing looks because no matter how powerful a car might appear, by the end of the day, it will still need some lovin' and attention from you. Here are some tips on how you can take care of your truck and help it withstand heavy work:
If you don't have a covered garage to park your truck in, then you need to get a car cover to protect it from harmful elements such as rainwater and intense heat. Yes, your Dodge D100 Pickup is no luxury car, but that doesn't mean that you don't need to take good care of its paint job. Even though you may be using it only for heavy lifting and transporting cargo, it's still important that you keep its paint intact. Because a car's paint isn't only for show, its sole purpose isn't just to make it look good. The car paint actually serves as the vehicle's first line of defense against corrosion. It covers the metallic body of the work, which if exposed to constant heat and moisture would develop rust and succumb to corrosion.
- Maintain proper tire pressure.
It's not enough to just have inflated tires especially if you want your truck to withstand heavy work. What your truck needs is properly inflated tires. Because contrary to what most people know, just because a tire isn't flat doesn't mean that it already has the right amount of air. There is a specific tire pressure for each type of tire, depending on how they're being used. So don't just assume that your truck's tires are all in good condition, have them checked using a tire pressure gauge to ensure proper tire pressure. Remember, your tires won't be carrying just you and your passengers. You would be hauling cargo that would significantly add more strain to your tires causing it to lose air faster than normal.
- Regularly change the oil.
Because of all the power your truck is getting from your engine in order to tow and move cargo, the engine oil tends to deteriorate a lot faster than a typical car's would. So you're going to need to keep tabs on your engine oil if you don't want your engine to be working on murky, contaminated fluid. If your engine does end up with contaminated oil, the rust and shaved metallic particles would cause the engine to work less efficiently and eventually malfunction and break down in the end. Know when your truck is going to need an oil change and make sure to not skip it. If you're thinking about the expenses, well, skipping an oil change may save you a couple of bucks, but in the long run could actually cost you a lot more when the time comes that your engine finally gives up from all the contaminated oil that you've been feeding it.