Suggested Maintenance Tips for Your Isuzu I-350
Whether you use your Isuzu I-350 as a daily driver or as a workhorse for pleasure or business, there are some things you need to do to keep it in top shape. These include daily checks, regular replacement of fluids and filters, and the tune-up of various parts that are exposed to wear and tear on a daily basis. Whether you are a seasoned automotive enthusiast or someone who's only starting to go the DIY route in your truck ownership, there are some things that you can do to keep your ride in excellent shape.
- Change your oil regularly.
Your vehicle is composed of various assemblies that have working metal parts, parts that need to be lubricated so that they won't succumb to heat-caused damage. Of these parts, perhaps the most crucial is the engine due to the harsh working condition in which it operates as it produces power. The engine oil has to be changed and replenished at least every 600 miles. When it is time to do an oil change, the check engine light will illuminate to let you know that an oil change is already needed. You can check online for proper oil change procedure; it's something you can learn to do on your own.
- Practice cooling system flush at least every two years.
Overheating is one of the most common problems vehicles encounter, and a hardworking truck is especially susceptible to this because its parts work harder. To keep your truck cool and properly working, you need to ensure that its cooling system is working well and the coolant inside is of top quality and not contaminated. There are different types of coolant distinguishable by their color. In general, the orange type has a longer lifespan. However, remember that if your vehicle comes with the green or red type, you can't switch to the orange type right away. This will entail preparation of the vehicle to allow it to accommodate another coolant type. Remember also that the replacement of coolant has to be done carefully—ensure that the coolant will be carefully disposed since it's a pollutant.
- Rotate your tires at the correct interval to maintain proper handling and control.
The front and rear of your truck run differently, so the tires wear differently as well. The front tires will generally wear faster. And if you carry heavy loads with you, this will also affect the rate at which the tires wear out. To ensure that you balance your tires and avoid having to replace them every now and then, rotate them and switch the front and rear tires to even out tire wear. This is important not only to keep the tires longer lasting but also to maintain the ride quality of your Isuzu I-350 truck. The recommended interval when it comes to rotating the tires is about 8000 miles. You also need to pay attention to the way your ride handles as this will determine whether any of the tires now needs to be replaced.