Winter is right around the corner and we want to help you have a safe, trouble free season.
Treat your Diesel
Diesel fuel turns to gel when it gets cold, if it gels your truck won’t run! Best practices are to use an anti-gel fuel additive once temperatures fall to 40 degrees and below. Always add the anti-gel before you fuel up, this way it properly mixes. Be sure to use the correct amount of additive to fuel ratio. Fuel purchased from HUB is pre-treated with anti-gel additive.
Watch out for Ice
The ice doesn’t have to be packed on the road to be dangerous, a thin sheet is all it takes to make driving hazardous. If there is no spray coming from the tires in front of you and the road looks wet there is likely black ice. A reflective road can be a destructive road!
Drain your air tanks
Daily draining of air tanks is a good preventative measure all year long, but when temperatures are at freezing or below it’s a must. If you do not drain your air tanks you risk ice forming in the lines. Always check for excessive oil when draining the air tanks as this may be a warning sign that should be reported to your maintenance facility.
Watch where you park
Avoid leaving trucks in flood prone areas where water and ice can form when bad weather is predicted. If this unexpectedly happens and water is above the lowest lug nut, do not start it! Additionally, avoid parking trucks where heavy snow and ice can fall on the top of trucks. The weight of the snow can cause the roof to cave in.
Check your wipers
Always check for operation of wipers & washer fluid. Ensure that the wipers remove solution without streaking. Do not use water in the washer fluid holding tank! Be sure to clear snow and ice off wipers before operating!
Keep your distance
Always leave extra room between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. Be careful of ice when driving over bridges and on entry/exit ramps.