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3 Key Precautions for Your Electrical System This Winter

Your electrical system is the heart of your truck. Heading into winter, it requires special attention. Long winter nights and shorter days mean more demanding engine starts and longer usage of the truck’s headlights. Plus, winter exposes your truck to harsh highway chemicals that can corrode electrical connections and cables Dropping temperatures can also cause batteries to resist charge. Electrical system malfunction is one of the most common causes of winter breakdowns.

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How to Maintain Your Commercial Truck Batteries

Did you know that electrical systems are one of the most common causes of winter breakdowns? Truck electrical systems today have become highly advanced, and the battery plays a vital role in providing them with a stable power supply. Electrical system failures can be shocking, but proactively checking and testing your truck’s electrical system—especially during the dark, cold winter months—will greatly reduce the chance of an electrical emergency.

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Time for a Spring Tune Up

It’s tough to spring back from the cold and dreary days of winter to the warmer days ahead. From harsh chemicals used to keep roads clear, to the damage done to your tires and the load demanded of your electrical system from extended hours of darkness, it’s important to assess just how much harm this winter has done to your truck.

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