FAQs—Ford E-550 Super Duty
I'm looking into buying a Ford E-550 Super Duty for business use, but I'm having second thoughts because it appears costly to maintain. Can you give some wallet-friendly tips when it comes to truck maintenance?
Truck maintenance may appear generally costly compared to maintaining a sedan, but you actually don't need to spend several bucks every time you encounter a problem in your ride. If you want to save on repair and maintenance, the first thing you need to do is to be familiar with your vehicle. Learn about simple maintenance tasks such as replacing filters, doing an oil change, or a simple tire inspection. This way, you won't have to go to the mechanic every time a simple repair or replacement comes up. Another thing to do is to get a diagnostic tool. A lot of drivers spend dollars on diagnosing problems in their ride, and some of this diagnosis can actually be done by the driver himself. Save yourself the trouble and save your money by getting a high-quality tool.
I frequently drive my truck in muddy roads and during rainy days, and I'm worried it might end up corroded anytime soon. How do I protect my truck's body from rust?
There are several things you can do to protect your truck. The first is to provide its auto body with an oil type of treatment. This will keep rust at bay and protect your vehicle body for a long time. You can also invest in protective and preventive components such as a set of mud flaps to protect the sides from the mud thrown by the wheels and a set of floor mats to keep water and dirt from the metal flooring. For the underside of your ride, invest in a set of splash guards. These will protect the underbody and the engine from mud, water, rocks, and other damaging elements. When not in use, your truck must be stored in a secure area. You can invest in a protective cover or a secured garage. These will all help keep your truck in top shape for a long time.
It's almost winter, but business doesn't end when the snow falls. I'll still need to do a lot of long drives in the coming months. How can I protect my Ford E-550 Super Duty truck from the damaging effects of the snow and road salt?
Before you think about protecting your truck body, you need to ensure that your primary truck parts are in top shape—you don't want to be stranded in the middle of nowhere during winter. Be sure that the battery is in good condition, the electrical parts are working well, and the engine is in good health. Next, be sure your truck's tires are up to snuff. If you're using regular tires in your truck, replace them with winter tires. This will guarantee your safety on slippery roads. The same goes for your fluids—some of them will need to be replaced with those formulated for subfreezing temperatures.