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Commercial Truck Oil Change: Stay Safe On The Long Haul With TIRECRAFT

Whether you’re a local businessperson or a long-haul trucker, commercial truck oil changes are essential for your long-term vehicle performance, safety, and cost control.

Read on to learn how we’re helping Canadians save on commercial truck oil changes, or contact your local TIRECRAFT to get a free quote on your next service straight away.

Prevent Costly Fleet Failures With Regular Commercial Truck Oil Changes

Neglecting or delaying your next commercial truck oil change could cost you everything, resulting in complete engine failure that could ruin your vehicle, delay your business’s service or shipment, and even end your life, depending on where trouble strikes.

“I was driving it on the highway and the engine just died,” said Moses Fosuo, an electrician and small business owner from Bowmanville, Ontario, in a recent CTV News report (Foran, 2022). “It took a bit of skilled driving to pull over at an off ramp.”

Fosuo bought his 2018 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel truck brand new with a 100,000km warranty, but the engine seized after only 91,000km because he neglected his commercial truck oil change duties one time too many.

Fortunately, Fosuo lived to learn from his mistake, but while he walked away from the engine failure incident intact, he was unable to make his scheduled service calls that day. That left customers unhappy and took money out of his pocket—and that was only the first of the hits Fosuo’s wallet would take!

Not only did this oil oversight cost him an engine; it also cost Fosuo his warranty coverage, which became invalid after he ignored the oil light.

All told, Fosuo was quoted $19,000 plus taxes to replace the engine on his commercial truck, which put the electrician out of work for the time being.

“I don’t think I have the money to pay for something like that,” Fosuo told CTV News. “Unfortunately, that vehicle will have to go to scrap.”

Thankfully, stories like these are 100% preventable with proper commercial truck oil changes, and with TIRECRAFT, keeping on top of preventative maintenance is easier than ever.

Book A Commercial Truck Oil Change At Your Local TIRECRAFT

Our certified technicians are standing by to take care of your commercial truck oil change, and with 300+ locations around the country, it’s never been easier to cross this task off your to-do list.

We specialize in commercial truck oil changes for all vehicle classifications, and we carry all types of oil, including traditional, synthetic, and specialty blends.

And if you download the MyTIRECRAFT Rewards app, you can collect discount dollars for your oil changes, then spend them like cash to save more money on other products and services down the line.

To learn more and get a free quote on your next commercial truck oil change, use the Find a TIRECRAFT tool.

References

Foran, P. (2022, January 24). Ontario man who missed oil changes responsible for $19,000 engine replacement. CTV News Toronto.

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