When a vehicle fails in the middle of a job or a trip, that could be the worst inconvenience. Not only is such a failure a waste of time, but it is also very costly. Road accidents are also another result of vehicle system failures. Vehicle failures may be inevitable but it is good to try as much as possible to avoid them. We can prevent the costly effects of vehicle failures by taking our vehicles for inspection.
When taking your semi-truck for an inspection, there are things you need to know. You need to know where the best place to take your vehicle for inspection is. To know this, you are required to have information on what a semi-truck inspection should involve. It is a requirement that any inspection done should be noted on an inspection card showing date of the inspection as well as the results of the inspection. We now look at the services a good semi-truck inspection is supposed to entail.
Inspection of a semi-truck vehicle begins with the inspection of the truck’s hood area. There has to be a thorough inspection done on some areas of the hood. The areas for inspection in the truck hood area include; checking the fluid levels, any leakages of the fluids as well as caps for the fluid containers. After inspecting the fluids, the engine block should be checked for cracks on hoses, wears on the engine block and also the tension of the belts or any other damages. Finally, the hood should be checked to see if there are any loose or exposed wires.
After inspecting the hood, the other part inspected is the body of the semi-truck. On the body the inspector should focus on the wheels to see if they are fitted correctly or if any tightening is needed. Inspection of the vehicle’s braking systems then follows. What to check for on the braking system is the thickness of the brake pads as well as checking if the braking lights are working correctly. Inspecting the semi-trucks body area also requires checking for any damages on the truck’s body. Checking the mirrors and the airbags of your semi-truck is the last part for body inspection of the semi-truck.
The working of the truck is the last step of a semi-truck vehicle inspection. This last inspection phase involves checking a few things when the engine is running at neutral. All lights and signals are checked to see if they are working well. Another thing checked during this last phase is the working of the gauges for fuel, speed and all the others. To wind up the entire inspection, the safety belts of the truck are all checked for any breakages or weak points.