How often should I get my brakes checked?Brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. Your brakes not only stop your vehicle, they help you control it. If your brakes have been making a lot of noise or you've had to press harder on the pedal lately, it's time to have them examined. Annual brake checks and proper maintenance are important in order to ensure your safety and to avoid costly failures to the brake system.
Water pump repairThe water pump, a container made of aluminum or iron, is part of the cooling system. It contains an impeller that circulates water and coolant throughout the cooling system, keeping the engine from overheating. It is located in the engine compartment. For the water pump to work, it needs to turn. This is accomplished either by the drive belt or timing belt. If the water pump is not working, the coolant will not circulate through the cooling system causing the engine to overheat and get severe damages.
Air filter replacementMost vehicles today have three types of filters: the engine air filter, cabin air filter, and fuel filter. These filters are designed to capture the dirt, pollen, pollutants and contaminants that come with day-to-day driving to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Dirty filters can hinder your vehicle's performance, and may need to be replaced.
Increase the lifespan of truck roll-up doorsTruck doors are opened and closed with every delivery they make, and are prone to the banging and clanging of whatever objects pass their way. They may have an occasional ding here and there from having been “backed up” for just a second or two longer than necessary – and then there is the threat of vandalism, which adds another host of paint coats, intentional dents and other damage to the mix. That’s why it is so important to comply some simple rules not to have problems in future.
Clutch replacementsThe clutch is one of the most vital parts of your truck. When it finally stops working properly, though, it makes the vehicle difficult or impossible to drive. Like most parts of your car, the clutch is designed for maximum durability. The friction between the clutch plate and the flywheel will wear the plate down over time, though. If the power train is subjected to heavy strains on a regular basis, (e.g. in a truck that hauls heavy loads) the clutch may wear out in as little as 35,000 miles. Virtually all clutches should be good for at least 50,000 miles in normal operation. Newer cars perform even better, and clutches that are good for 80,000 or even 100,000 miles are relatively common today. Consult your owner’s manual to find your manufacturer’s recommendations on clutch lifespan.
A/C System repair and serviceMake sure your A/C system is ready to keep you cool all season long. While identifying a leaking or non-working system is simple, what needs to be done to fix the problem may not be as easy to determine. When you work on an air conditioning system, it's important to do the complete job to prevent future A/C troubles.
Cooling System ServiceThe cooling system is one of the most important components in a well-functioning diesel engine. Visiting your truck repair shop to properly maintain the cooling system is crucial to ensuring the engine runs properly and lasts a long time. In fact, engine coolant maintenance is just as important as an oil change. Some diesel engine owners wonder if the cooling system in their vehicle operates the same way as a cooling system in a regular gas engine. Effectively, the systems operate the same way, only the coolant condition in a diesel engine may even be more important than in a gasoline engine.
Electrical serviceThere are dozens of electrical components needed to route power in your vehicle's electrical system and these can vary greatly according to vehicle make, model and age. Your electrical system includes your vehicle's battery, alternator and starter. Many new vehicles also feature sophisticated computer systems that affect functions like steering, brakes, sensors, and more. All of these electrical components make it difficult to diagnose the cause of vehicle electrical problems, but most begin and end with your battery.
Emergency repairsMobile Full-Service to TRUCK vs TRAILER repair and with 24-hour Emergency Roadside services available in Tacoma and all surrounding areas. We also offer on-site fleet maintenance programs to assist in keeping your fleet’s trucks & trailers in-service at all times. We will go anywhere at anytime to rescue your equipment. We understand that when one of your trucks is disabled, your bottom line is at risk. Alpha Fleet Srvice has the equipment to handle any request. No job is too small or too big for us to handle.
BatteriesThere are various factors that contribute to the wear and tear of your truck’s battery, charging, and starting systems. For example the frequent turning on and off of your automobile when running errands will cause more wear and tear than a daily commute to and from your workplace. Other factors that affect the wear and tear of the battery, charging, and starting system include weather conditions, overall mileage, truck age, and various automotive components like in-vehicle entertainment systems that cause an excessive electrical draw.