Extending the Life of your GMC C15/C1500 Pickup
No one can really tell how long a car's life will be. But what you should know is that there are ways on how to add more years to your GMC C15/C1500 Pickup's life. You don't actually need to do drastic measures or spend a lot of time and monet in order to use your truck a bit longer. Even the smallest efforts, when done properly and diligently, could have great outcomes. Here are some basic upkeep tips that you should start doing, or continue doing to help extend the life of your pickup truck.
Your GMC C15/C1500 Pickup practically goes anywhere, thereby collecting all sorts of dirt and debris in the process. Yes, they're not that harmful to your truck per se, but they will make your truck susceptible to corrosion. Why? That is because these dirt and debris carry moisture and have some chemical properties that could cause your truck's paint to fade and become easily chipped away. And once the paint is gone, the metal parts of your truck would be exposed to harmful elements and will then begin to rust. So make sure to wash your truck regularly and remove all the foreign objects that have gotten stuck to its surfaces. Be thorough in cleaning your truck and don't just go for the obvious parts. You'll never know when a dead bug has already been decaying on a hidden part of your truck.
- Maintain proper wheel alignment.
Since your truck can traverse almost all types of terrain, then there's a good chance that its wheel alignment would be affected more often than an a sedan's would. Don't forget to check up on your tires' alignment especially after driving on rocky paths. You may not have noticed something budged because of the bumps, but driving on rough terrain would definitely take a toll on your truck's wheel alignment. So look out for signs that will signal you that you have misaligned tires. If you're having some trouble steering your truck to run across a straight path, then you better have your truck checked immediately so that the problem could be fixed before you even lose total control of your truck and get yourself in an accident as a result.
Check your truck's battery terminals from time to time for accumulation of rust particles. If the battery terminal already looks corroded and dirty, then it's a good time to clean it. Because if you just leave the battery terminals exposed to corrosion, then your truck will get poor battery connection and would have electrical problems as a result. And while you're at it, check the battery fluid as well. It should be well within the prescribed levels or you're going to have some problems. Don't forget to have your truck's battery evaluated for its charging rate. It's a common misconception that if a battery is charging, then it's good to go. What most people tend to overlook is checking whether it's actually charging normally or it's already being overcharged. Remember, overcharging leads to a short battery life so make sure that you're not feeding your battery excessive power.