It’s something that every mother tells her children when they chew gum: “Don’t swallow that, or it’ll be stuck in you forever!” While that may not be entirely true, the reasoning is correct – there are some things that, once they get into a system, are very difficult to get rid of. Just like it can happen to your body from the food you eat and the air you breathe, it can happen to the fluids in your vehicle.
When you’re working out on the road - or off of it, for that matter - day after day, your truck or your machinery can and will get dirty – and that does more than just cover the paint on the exterior. The dust and debris works its way into your engine, transmission, or axle and can contaminate fluids like your engine oil or gear lubes. This causes excessive wear on internal bearings, parts, and seals, as well as build-up in valves, lines, and hoses. And what’s worse is that some of this contamination comes from inside the systems – as the miles and hours roll by and the high-pressure, high-temperature environment is put to the test, simple erosion will slowly eat away at these components, causing premature failure. Everything from steel flecks, to dirt and water, to brass dust could be clogging up the important parts of your engine and internal components, and that’s not good - think of sandpaper rubbing past these delicate pieces, all day long – it’s definitely something to avoid!
So how can you prevent expensive breakdowns and save yourself time and stress? The key is preventative early maintenance in the form of fluid analysis.
Most major engine and power train manufacturers nowadays rely on fluid analysis to know which systems are working and which will have trouble in the future. Using this method, technicians can identify small problems before they become big ones, which is the end goal of any preventative maintenance program - this saves you money in the long run, because not only will you not have to shell out hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars for unforeseen repairs, but your equipment will simply work when you need it to. Let’s face it, there’s no such thing as a convenient time or place to break down – so avoiding it altogether is absolutely the best way to go.
And don’t forget the importance of keeping up-to-date on your coolant system, which requires regular tests to check its chemical balance. This keeps the system within the manufacturer’s specifications, and prevents extensive internal damage to your engine.
There is also the added bonus that the lifespan of your engine and power train components will be greatly extended simply by doing a fluid analysis and knowing when an oil or lube change is needed – it’s the most accurate way to measure the wear and tear on your internal parts of your vehicle or heavy-duty machinery. So why wait? Save yourself some cash and some precious hours by only changing the fluids when an analysis deems it necessary.
And in case you need any more convincing, if you are still covered by the warranty, this is a great way to have the work done before that warranty runs out. By doing these coolant, oil, and lube analyses and identifying problematic issues early, our West Tech Mobile technicians will spot trouble in many areas before it gets out of control. This often means that major warranty work can be done without paying out of pocket, simply by routinely keeping up with your fluid analysis and maintenance within the warranty period.
So what are you waiting for? Call West Tech Mobile in Calgary, Alberta, today to book your appointment for your vehicle’s check-up. We want to help you out, because we know that money is tight for folks right now - and this helps maintain your vehicle in a very cost-effective way. Our quality work at a reasonable price will help keep your vehicles and machines running smoothly and efficiently, and make sure that you’re road-worthy for the future!