Diesel enthusiasts and diesel truck owners are part of a 16.4 million member group. In 2014 over 16.4 million passenger cars and light trucks were sold in the United States. Among that group, there are a select bunch that will understand the importance of a preventative maintenance program for their purchase.
First-time owners will need to learn something an experienced diesel owner will already know. No it will not be about a 24v Cummins Turbo Upgrade, and in fact, the 24v Cummins Turbo Upgrade will be as likely to come up as a Cummins lift kit or Cummins Wheels is. Which is to say, not likely, and this is because preventative maintenance is just a window.
1.5 Million Diesel Powered Owners
In 2014 of the 16.4 million passenger cars and light trucks sold only about 1.5% were diesel-powered. For every 100 trucks sold in the United States, about 10 will have a diesel engine. There are currently over 50 different diesel engine models available on the market for consumers today.
A diesel owner is going to get the most from their rig if they practice good preventative maintenance. The goal of a preventative maintenance program should be to monitor, maintain, and improve as necessary. All of these things are going to be directly dependent upon capital expenditure based upon return on investment.
In other words, a preventative maintenance program is the window through which an owner checks on the health of their diesel engine. If their program is of a refined caliber then there are a number of benefits which are theirs for the taking.
Keep On Rollin’ On
According to Ford Motor Company a modern 6.7 liter engine could cost upwards of $15,000. Pay attention early on in the life of a diesel to maximize the life expectancy of it.
For example, the first day of its life will influence the final value of its life cycle. An unacceptable minor defect when it is first put together could drastically damage the machine over time. The most diligent could fall victim to thousands of dollars of repairs later down the road because of a simple vibration that becomes normal overtime to the operator when it is, in fact, a defect.
Practice a good preventative maintenance program early on and save yourself a headache later.