The colder winter weather has already arrived as a preview in various places across the country. It serves as a reminder for semi-truck drivers that getting a truck ready for winter is something they should be thinking about now, using this step-by-step plan.
Step 1: Upgrade to Heated Semi-truck Seats
You can keep warm and comfortable on the coldest winter days with heated semi-truck seats. Some models also feature massage settings to prevent backaches and pains.
Step 2: Test Your Truck Batteries
Check the condition of all batteries to make sure they are still good. Colder weather drains the life out of batteries. If the battery is more than four years old, you may want to consider replacing it.
Step 3: Prepare a Semi-truck Emergency Kit
If you don’t already have a semi-truck emergency kit, now is the time to put one together. If you already have one, now is the time to check to make sure you have everything you need. Items you want in your kit include:
- Road Flares
- First Aid Kit
- Snow Boots
- Gloves, Hats, Scarves
- Snow Suit
- Extra Blankets
- Extra Food and Water
- Cellphone Portable Chargers
- Snow Shovel and Ice Melt
- Basic Tool Kit
- Duct Tape
Step 4: Check Tire Pressures and Tires
Make sure your truck tires are aired up to the right pressure level. Inspect the remaining tire tread and replace any worn tires.
Step 5: Replace Your Wiper Blades
If you haven’t replaced your wiper blades in more than six months, do it before winter. Make sure you have plenty of anti-freezing windshield cleaner too.
Step 6: Get Semi-Truck Winterization Maintenance
Have a full tune-up, mechanical inspection, and cooling system flush and fill performed to ensure all parts, pumps, components, motors, and filters are working correctly.
Step 7: Get a Good-Quality Snow Brush/Ice Scraper
Invest in a snow brush/ice scraper that is long enough to easily clean away snow and ice from the windows and other areas of the truck.
By taking the time to do these things now, you won’t have to worry when the cold weather returns for winter.
To buy heated semi-truck seats for your semi-truck, please feel free to explore our heated seats online or call Suburban Seating & Safety at 844-727-7328 today!