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Truck Parts and Service Queries

At C. McDowell Truck Parts & Service, we’re committed to providing not only top-quality parts and services for your semi truck but also the information and guidance you need to make informed decisions. Our FAQ section is designed to address the most common questions and concerns in the truck parts and service industry. Whether you’re a seasoned truck operator or new to the world of semi trucks, we’ve got you covered with expert insights and advice.

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Delve into a comprehensive array of frequently asked questions that cover everything from basic maintenance tips to detailed advice on parts selection and service processes. Our goal is to help you understand more about your truck’s needs and how we can fulfill them.

Typically, semi trucks require an oil change every 10,000 to 25,000 miles, but this can vary based on the truck's make, model, and usage.

Signs include visible wear or damage, leaks, loss of pressure, or decreased efficiency in hydraulic systems.

Common issues include alternator failure, battery drainage, faulty wiring, and issues with the starter motor.

Keeping the truck well-maintained, ensuring proper tire pressure, using the right type of fuel and lubricants, and practicing efficient driving techniques can improve fuel efficiency.

This depends on the part's condition and cost of repair versus replacement. Critical components affecting safety, like brakes, should be replaced if they're extensively worn.

Basic maintenance should include engine oil and filter changes, brake checks, tire inspections, fluid level checks, and ensuring all lights are functioning.

Common issues include alternator failure, battery drainage, faulty wiring, and issues with the starter motor.

Yes, we offer warranties on both parts and services. The specific details vary, so please inquire for more information.

Absolutely! We specialize in crafting custom hydraulic hoses to fit specific requirements and models of semi trucks.

We offer a wide range of truck tires suitable for various terrains and driving conditions, including long-haul, regional, and off-road.

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