Quick Answer: How Do You Maintain A Pickup Truck?


  • Clean your pickup truck regularly.
  • Check the tires.
  • Regularly change engine oil and fluids.
  • Check the alternator and battery.
  • Regularly adjust belts, hoses, brake pads, drive belts, timing belts and hoses.
  • Regularly inspect the suspension system.
  • Replace oil and air filter.
  • Regularly replace the spark plugs.

How do you maintain a truck engine?

Here are five simple but important truck maintenance tips that will keep your diesel running smoothly.

  1. Clean Regularly.
  2. Fill Up on Fluids.
  3. Change Filters Regularly.
  4. Change That Oil.
  5. Monitor and Repair Your Exhaust System.
  6. Truck Maintenance: It’s Up to You.

How long should you keep a pickup truck?

about ten to twenty years

How can I make my truck last longer?

Proper maintenance makes all the difference

  • Keep your Oil clean. First off, always keep up with your recommended oil and filter change schedule.
  • Maintain alignment, balance, and rotation. Tires can wear unevenly for a number of reasons.
  • Give your truck some room to breathe.
  • Knowledge is power.
  • You get what you pay for.

What should I keep in my truck?

  1. Paper maps. Sometimes — okay, plenty of times — Google Maps or Waze doesn’t want to cooperate.
  2. Snacks/MREs. You never know when you’ll be stranded for long periods of times in your car.
  3. Cell phone charger/extra battery.
  4. LifeHammer.
  5. Flashlight.
  6. Portable air compressor.
  7. Windshield wiper fluid.
  8. Roadside flares.