How to keep your Truck Looking and Running Like Brand New

Aftermarket Parts, Heavy Trucks, OEM Parts, On the Road | August 3, 2020

Regular cleaning and maintenance habits for your truck should always be on a driver’s list of priorities. Not only does it give visual cues as to the perception of your company, but also you as an employee and helps to keep your semi running smooth. 

Keep your space free from garbage

Decluttering can not only help with impressions made with your employer and customer, but also will help destress your drive and keep the air quality in your cabin clean. 

Wipe down everything

Constantly wiping everything down should be a priority, especially as we are working in the middle of a pandemic. Be sure you have disinfectant wipes or cleaners on-hand, as a truck driver, you are essential, so please, disinfect your work/living area to protect yourself.

Pressure Wash Regularly

Keeping the exterior of your truck clean not only makes it look good, but it helps to protect against rust and harmful irritants that can corrode your vehicle over time. It will improve the condition of your truck and its overall longevity.

Also, safety will be improved. Your windows, mirrors, and even tires will be clear of debris. Not only will this keep you safe as you’re driving, but also those fellow travelers who might be dodging debris flying off your trailer or tires.


This should be the first and last steps. Taking an initial rundown of what might need to be addressed will give you an idea of prioritizing key maintenance needs. A final follow-up inspection afterward will give you peace of mind that you’re ready to hit the road.

Quick Maintenance List Priority Points:

  • Oil Changes
  • Radiator Inspections
  • Tire Pressure
  • Check Fuel Vents
  • Inspect you brakes
  • Grease Moving Parts

All of these tips will make your job safer and more relaxing, and if you make this a routine, your truck will be hauling for a long long time!

While going through your cleaning/inspection, if you find you need a replacement part or have a hard-to-find piece you’re having trouble finding, let us know and we would be happy to help. Click here to contact us.