Cold Weather Vehicle Tips

ColdWeather Tips

Important tips for trouble-free driving when the temperature falls. 

 

  • ·Keep trucks plugged in to an A/C source overnight to maintain engine warmth. 

  • ·Use Diesel Fuel Additive (Anti-Gel) with every fill-up. 

  • ·Prior to cranking the engine, leave the key in the "on" position and wait until the engine preheat light turns off. 

  • ·Avoid using Starting Fluid; It will severely damage the engine. 

  • ·Warm up the engine and operate the liftgate prior to loading and driving the truck. 

  • ·If a jump start isn't successful, refrain from further attempts to start the engine. 

  • ·Try to maintain at least 1/2 tank of fuel whenever possible. Doing so will help prevent fuel from freezing. 

  • ·Drain condensation from the air brake tanks to help prevent brake related issues. 

  • ·Avoid flooded areas such as low level loading docks - prolonged exposure to water may freeze brakes. 

  • ·Turn off all lights (outside, inside box and liftgate switch) - batteries will quickly drain in colder weather. 

 

Should you experience any issues, please contact your local rental branch. 

 

 

 

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