Frequently Asked Service Questions Lamesa Texas

Got questions about truck service and repairs here at Truck Town Texas? Find the answers you need with our most Frequently Asked Questions

At Truck Town Texas, we know that some dealerships from Odessa to Midland love keeping you in the dark on everything from pricing to financing when it benefits their bottom line. But here at our Lamesa, TX dealership and service center, we firmly believe that the best sort of customers to work with is an informed customer. That's why we go out of our way to help our customers get answers to all their frequently asked questions, especially when it comes to truck service and repairs. Here are just a few of the common questions we've fielded over our many years of providing repairs and maintenance to drivers from Big Spring to Andrews, TX and all points in between.

What should I do if my check engine light comes on?

By all means, schedule an appointment with our service center at your earliest opportunity. A lot of folks will tell you that your check engine light is just a minor warning, and in some cases, it'll go away with time, but that's not entirely true.

Your truck's check engine light can be an indicator of myriad of different issues from something as simple as an airflow sensor malfunctioning to serious engine overheating issues and more. What's more, if your check engine light is flashing, it's usually a sign that something has gone drastically wrong, so getting in touch with a certified technician as soon as possible is of the utmost importance.

Luckily, with our dedicated and highly trained staff and the latest in truck diagnostic equipment here at the Truck Town Texas service center, it's all too easy to get your car hooked up to diagnose any issue that might set off the check engine light, so you can get right to the root of the problem, get it fixed, and get back out on the road.

 

How often should I have my truck's oil changed?

That's a tough question to answer because the interval between oil changes varies not only from truck to truck, but also differs based on your driving habits.

But first thing's first, let's put one of the biggest oil change myths to bed; you no longer have to have your truck's oil changed every 3 months or 3,000 miles. Unless you're riding around in a serious antique, most modern cars can go a lot longer and further before they need to have their oil changed. In fact, many of the newer Chevy, GMC, and Ram trucks we have for sale at our dealership were engineered with modern synthetic oils and efficiency in mind, so you may just be surprised by how long you can ride without needing to stop by our Lamesa, TX oil change for an oil change.

That being said, if you don't know when your car, truck, or SUV needs an oil change, it's always best to check your owner's manual or the manufacturer-recommended service schedule, or consult with a one of our certified technicians.

 

Why should I choose genuine OEM replacement parts over aftermarket parts?

When it comes to car and truck parts, there's no such thing as one size fits all. That's the genuine OEM parts for sale here at our service center near Lubbock are made by the very same folks who manufactured your vehicle in the first place, ensuring a snug fit, outstanding functionality, and great value with some components even offering limited warranty coverage. Unfortunately, aftermarket parts just don't have the same fit and finish in many cases, and that can lead to issues down the road that can cost you a pretty penny.

 

How can I keep my truck from rusting?

Now, that's an age-old question, and one that really doesn't have a clear answer. There's no surefire way to prevent 100 percent of the rust 100 percent of the time, but there are things you can do to help mitigate rust on your truck. First and foremost, you're going to want to have your truck washed and waxed regularly, as it can help remove corrosive buildup that might contribute to rust. In addition, if you're making a trip up to the snowbelt states during the wintertime, it's a smart idea to get your truck's undercarriage treated with protective coating before you head out. Cold, icy conditions and road salt can really accelerate the accumulation of rust in places you might not notice until it's too late.

 

When should I have my tires changed?

As long as you make sure to drop by our Lamesa, TX dealership for regular tire rotations, keep your tires properly inflated, and refrain from doing donuts in empty parking lots, most tires can run for anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 miles, but that can vary depending on your driving habits. To be safe, check your truck's tires regularly by inserting a penny upside down into the wheel well. Ideally, the tread should cover up Abraham Lincoln's hairline on the coin. A little more or less is usually okay too, but if you can see the president's whole head, or notice widening cracks or bulges in the side walls of your tires, it's time to come in to get a new set at Truck Town Texas.

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