Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:
Balanced wheels are essential for a multitude of reasons, particularly on commercial trucks. At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we have the precision equipment necessary to provide you with the best balance possible, keeping your truck smoothly and reliably on the road.
Your vehicle's belts and hoses are essential to the cooling, air conditioning and charging systems, and the engine. Don’t take these routine replacement intervals for granted because they can break down and leave you stranded.
What is the purpose and importance of your belts and hoses? The timing belt keeps the crankshaft and camshaft mechanically synchronized to maintain engine timing. Whether serpentine, V-belt, or fan belt (the belts on the outside of the engine), they all transmit power from the front of the engine to accessories that need to be driven, such as the air conditioning, the charging system, and fans. Radiator and heater hoses carry coolant to and from the engine, radiator, and heater core.
Tires are what keeps your vehicle rolling, literally. Many people have found that shopping for tires is overwhelming because there are just so many choices. At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service, we want to break it down for you so that it's easier to understand. There are four main categories of tires, and the right ones for you will depend on the kind of driving you do. Let's talk more about that!
Wheel bearings are an often overlooked, but incredibly important component on your diesel truck; and when one begins to fail, other problems begin to arise. Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian has the information you need to recognize a problem before it turns into a bigger one. Here’s what to look out for:
It is often the last thing you check and statistically, most people ignore their tires, yet tires are undoubtedly a critical safety component on a vehicle. Here at Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we know where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability, and braking. Because of this, sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs when operating at high speeds. We thought it important to share the real facts about tires for our area drivers.
It’s no secret, commercial truck tires are expensive. The good news is, if one of your tires is experiencing issues, Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian has you covered. We want to make sure your fleet stays fully operational and you on the road! Here are some things to keep your eye on when it comes to your tires and tips to keep your tires lasting.