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Buying the right truck parts

Truck Parts for commercial vehicles

Truck Parts for commercial vehicles


If you drive a commercial truck, there is a high probability that you will need to replace the parts on your truck for new ones. There are a variety of truck parts available on the market, however, what you need to know is that whether a brand is compatible with your truck.

Before buying a replacement part for your truck you need to consider that the part is from a reputable manufacturer. You would prefer a part to be produced from a reputable manufacturer; this can help to ensure that you will prevent the need for repairs.

Kinds of Truck Parts

Truck parts are divided into different categories each made to perform an entirely different function. Some of the spare parts that are common replacements for a truck are filters, mirrors, fifth wheels, wiper blades, lighting, cargo restraints, air conditioning and heating parts.

How to Know If You Need To Replace Any Truck Part

You never know when there is a need to replace a truck part. If you have trouble with the air conditioning of your truck, the first thing to do is to show it to a professional mechanic. However, if they advise that it needs to be replaced with a new air conditioning part, then you should choose a recommended manufacturer to ensure there is sufficient cooling in the truck. Some of the signs that could indicate that the air conditioning unit is faulty are:

  • An abnormal sound or vibration in the fans.
  • Low amount of air being provided through the vents.
  • Wet carpeting indicating that the air conditioner drain has been clogged.
  • A musty odor when you turn on the air conditioner.

Buying Reconditioned parts for Trucks

The choice to buy truck spare parts depends on a number of factors. For instance, if you have had a truck for a long time and require a spare part for it, then it may be preferable to obtain a reconditioned part, especially for commercial use. Looking for such parts is easy, and they are widely available. This is due to the fact that trucks on the whole are used for spare parts.

Finding the right reconditioned/ spare part does not need to be a chore, by doing some research huge savings can be made. While searching for them, you should take your truck details with you, i.e. your truck’s model, make, year, etc. This way, the scrap dealer will be able to help you with your search effectively. There are a variety of places online that sell reconditioned parts all over the world.

Buying New Truck Spare Parts

If you have purchased a new truck, buying parts is a necessity over the life of owning a truck. Parts such as filters, tires and brake pads are liable to wear and tear and would require replacement more frequently that other parts. When you buy a new spare part for your truck, do not forget to ask the manufacturer for a warranty.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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