A Vital Component Truckers Often Neglect More Than Any Other
When it comes to ongoing vehicle maintenance, what is the vehicle component that is neglected more than any other?
It is far from rare for us to see rigs with air filters that are absolutely clogged with dirt, debris… and even chemical contaminants.
Many truckers (and truck companies) don’t realize how important having clear air filters are, for the rig itself as well as the driver.
We’ll start with your rig.
First, for engine filters, it is utterly critical that your engine gets a consistent flow of clean air.
A clean engine filter benefits the engine in four ways.
- First, you get better fuel efficiency,
- second, reduced emissions,
- third longer engine life
- and fourth better acceleration and overall engine performance.
So by changing your filter you are saving money, the environment, while at the same time having a better performing truck that should last longer.
And now, the driver of the heavy truck.
Never forget that your cabin air filter filters THE AIR IN YOUR CABIN ;-).
That’s the air you breath for upwards of eight hours a day or longer! Much like with engine air filters, we regularly see cabin filters full of all sorts of nasty stuff.
When you inhale dirty contaminants coming out of your cabin air filter, it can lead to respiratory problems (health), sick time (money) and even decreased awareness (safety).
Swap all your air filters every twelve months. It’s an inexpensive and fast thing to do.
As one of the most popular truck manufacturing companies in the world, Volvo has met, or exceeded the trucking industries needs for the better part of one hundred years!
With a relentless focus on driver protection, comfort and performance, Volvo has become the rig of choice for countless heavy truck drivers, fleets and trucking companies.
Gerrys Truck Centre in London Ontario has been a Volvo truck dealer for over 30 years. We offer sales of new and used (pre-owned rigs) as well as parts and service, and pride ourselves on top quality service.