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Cutting Costs While Maintaining your Heavy Duty Truck or Semi Trailer

By Liza Subscribe to RSS | March 28th 2012 | Views:
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We all know there are plenty of expenses that go along with owning Heavy Duty Truck or semi trailer, but you can learn how to save some money too.

Caring for your commercial truck for sale by owner can put you on the road to savings. In fact, a savvy owner operator can save thousands of dollars a year on heavy duty truck expenses without buying a new heavy truck or semi trailer or even changing the way you live. All it takes is a little time and research, and the good sense to choose products that have a great past performance for longevity and quality.

Here are some easy ways to save money and have your current heavy truck and semi trailer last longer and will save you the headaches from a breakdown.

Spending and saving

Upgrading to one of today’s modern high-performance diesel motor oils can make a meaningful improvement to your heavy trucks fuel economy and engine life. For instance, independent studies have documented that high quality diesel motor oils improve fuel economy by as much as 5 percent and can significantly reduce engine wear.

Using high-performance synthetic motor oil, as opposed to conventional oils, also allows for more miles between oil changes, reducing maintenance costs and the amount of time spent away from the dealer. You’ll pay a little more for premium motor oil, but the savings in fuel and reduced maintenance costs far out weigh those costly repairs.

Get quotations before choosing

One of the easiest ways to reduce the costs associated with your commercial truck for sale is to shop around for insurance. Prices vary from company to company, so it pays to do your homework. Get as many price quotes as possible, a great place to access this information is on the Internet. Most insurance companies in Canada now give quotations on-line. Check out the industry links at www.truckshopper.ca .

Other ways to reduce insurance costs is to evaluate your policy and make sure you are not over insured. Some coverage’s in policies may not be required and can be removed saving you money.

Tire Pressure Checks

Under inflated tires can increase fuel consumption by up to 3 percent. One study estimates that 50−80 percent of the tires traveling on Canadian roadways are under inflated. Surprisingly, commercial trucks and semi trailer owners could save up to 2 billion gallons of fuel each year by properly inflating their tires.

Let the Air Flow

Dirty air filter’s can increase fuel consumption by as much as 15 percent. Air filters keep impurities from damaging the interior of the engine, so replacing dirty filters will save diesel and protect your engine. Check the air filter at every oil change or once a week if you are working in a dusty environment.

Liza - About Author:
Visit Canada's best Truck & Trailer classifieds website for new and Used Hino Trucks For Sale. If you are interested finding Heavy trucks for sale or want Used Peterbilt Trucks then TruckShopper.ca is the best option for you.

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