6 Most Common Causes for Truck Breakdowns

6 Most Common Causes for Truck Breakdowns

If you operate trucks as a part of your business, you are certain to be keenly aware of how much truck repairs on the Central Coast can cost.

A breakdown, therefore, can be a far more costly event and the knock-on effects will most definitely impact your business’s bottom line.

Top Breakdown Causes

  • Poor Maintenance
  • Old Tyres
  • Faulty Brakes
  • Electrical usses
  • Fuel Systems
  • Cooling Systems

Poor Maintenance

The vehicle repair and maintenance experts here at Atchison Trucks have a wealth of experience in attending truck breakdowns.

We already appreciate that the number one cause of breakdowns is poor or insufficient maintenance.

Old Tyres

As a truck driver or operator, you will be aware that those thin pieces of rubber commonly known as the tyres are the only thing that keeps your vehicle stuck to the road.

That is why you won’t be surprised to learn that they are one of the leading causes of truck breakdowns.

Faulty Brakes

Pulling huge loads around may be a big strain of the mechanical components of your truck but slowing it down and stopping it can quickly wear down the braking system.

The experts in truck repairs on the Central Coast can detect early signs of braking system issues and rectify them before they cause a problem.

Electrical Issues

Apart from the obvious legalities that will force you to stop operating a truck that has faulty lighting, electrical faults are also a top contributor towards breakdowns.

Fuel Systems

From contaminated fuel and running out due to faulty gauges (or sometimes even driver error) truck breakdowns due to fuel issues can also be reduced through correct maintenance.

Cooling Systems

Corrosion and poor physical connections are the main culprits of truck breakdowns due to coolant loss. Electrical faults can also contribute by failing to trigger cooling fans.

Leaving it to the vehicle repair specialists

When it comes to preventative maintenance and truck repairs on the Central Coast, you should talk to the expert team here at Atchison Trucks.

Call us now on 02 4324 2790 or our visit our website to get in touch.

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