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Truckipedia Blog Category - 3 Things To Know Before Hiring Mobile Repair Services

Mobile Repair Services
22
Aug 2022
Truckipedia, Truck Service Centre

You see them everywhere, trucks hauling trailers hauling everything from groceries to furniture, cars to large earth-moving machines. It made it to where it needed to be because a heavy-duty truck transported it there. These large vehicles thunder down highways all over the world, keeping the transportation industry, and in turn the economy, running smoothly; but what happens when they break down? 

Due to the nature of the transport industry, the likelihood of one of these trucks breaking down in a convenient place or at a convenient time is slim to none. The solution to a breakdown in the middle of nowhere used to be a call for a tow truck to move the vehicle to the nearest service center, often leaving drivers waiting on the side of the road for lengthy periods of time, forcing them to find accommodations, and increasing the total cost of repair. 

Advancements in technology have allowed for the advent of mobile truck servicing, which is quickly becoming a booming industry of its own; but before you call one of these convenient services for your next breakdown, there are a few things you should know:

1. What is the heavy-duty truck mobile repair?

Mobile Truck Repair Services employs certified heavy-duty service technicians to man trucks. These trucks are loaded with the tools and equipment required to fix the majority of mechanical and maintenance issues that may occur on the road. With the ability to diagnose issues, provide mechanical advice, and perform routine maintenance almost anywhere you find yourself in need of servicing, a mobile heavy-duty service technician can get you back on the road in record time. 

2. There are limitations to mobile heavy-duty truck repair

Although your technician would like to be able to repair or service everything on site, there are limitations. After a full analysis and diagnosis of what the vehicle’s issue is, the technician will assess if the repair can be done. Some repairs require large parts or specialized tools a heavy-duty service technician is unable to keep on his truck. A few things these services can help you with are:

  • Oil changes
  • Tire repair, replacement or rotation
  • Diagnostic services
  • Brake repair and replacement
  • Issues within the driver’s cabin; and more.

It’s important to keep in mind that although a mobile heavy-duty service technician is able to diagnose issues on the side of the road, they aren’t able to fix everything right there. Severe mechanical failures may still require the truck to be towed to the nearest service center for repair.

3. Mobile heavy-duty repair provides many benefits

This handy service can expedite the repair process: lowering total repair costs, shortening driver wait times, and often eliminating the need for extra accommodations, allowing drivers to get back on the road and ensuring the goods they are carrying make it to their destination in a timely fashion. Mobile heavy-duty repair services are able to attend to issues any time of day, any day of the year, so regardless of the location or time, a mobile-repair technician can help get you moving again.

Local mobile heavy-duty repair services can also be easily found with a quick internet search. Larger repair facilities and dealerships may offer mobile repair contracts allowing drivers to call a singular dispatch center from anywhere and have a trusted local mobile heavy-duty service technician dispatched to their location. Whether you’re a driver, owner/operator, or business owner, a mobile heavy-duty repair service is a great way to keep your trucks rolling.

First Truck Centre offers mobile support to more than just heavy-duty trucks

First Truck Centres skilled and certified Heavy-Duty Service Technicians can service and maintain anything with a chassis, which means your Motorhome, RV, or Emergency Response vehicle can all be repaired by our Mobile Team.  With teams strategically placed in most of our branch locations, you can depend on us when the unforeseen occurs. 

Edmonton and Area

Call: 780-413-8800 Email: mobilebookingwest@firsttruck.ca

Fort McMurray and Area

Call: 780-278-4504 Email: robert.linsley@firsttruck.ca

Fort St. John and Area

Call: 250-785-7907 Email: mobilefsj@firsttruck.ca

Lloydminster and Area

Call: 780-875-6211 Email: tim.dyck@firsttruck.ca

Prince George and Area  

Call: 250-561-0646 Email:mobilepg@firsttruck.ca

Williams Lake and Area 

Call: 250-392-5050 Email:butch.schindle@firsttruck.ca

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