Light Duty Trucks

Light-duty trucks fall into the class 1-3 category. They are often used for commercial applications such as delivery or construction, as well as for personal use.

At Placer Fleet Services, we are equipped to handle all of your light-duty truck maintenance and repair needs. Our team of experienced mechanics has the knowledge and tools to diagnose and fix any issues that may arise with your vehicle. We also offer a mobile repair service, bringing our expertise to you in the Placer and Nevada County areas.

Benefits of Light-Duty Trucks

/ 01 Maneuverability 

Sure, medium and heavy-duty trucks can tow significantly more than light-duty trucks, but where they falter is maneuverability. Light-duty trucks are well known for being able to maneuver through locations that larger trucks cannot. Take construction sites in a densely populated downtown core as an example. Heavy-duty trucks may not be able to venture in these areas. Light-duty trucks on the other hand can! 

/ 02 Maintenance Costs

Light-duty trucks are often a lot cheaper to maintain since they use significantly smaller components that are put under less strain. In some circumstances, part availability may also make maintenance less of a burden for light-duty trucks are found outside of the trucking industry as well. 

Common Light-Duty Maintenance Requirements

There are a number of common maintenance issues that can arise with light-duty trucks. Some of the most common problems include:

  • Fuel system issues: Fuel can become contaminated with water or other impurities, which can lead to problems with the fuel system resulting in reduced performance, fuel efficiency, and potential engine damage.
  • Exhaust system issues: The exhaust system on a light-duty truck can become clogged or damaged over time, leading to reduced performance and fuel efficiency.
  • Engine problems: The engines in light-duty trucks are known for their durability, but they can still develop problems such as overheating, worn-out parts, or leaks.
  • Brake problems: The brakes on a light-duty truck are subjected to a lot of wear and tear, and they can become worn or damaged over time. This can lead to reduced braking performance and efficiency, as well as potential safety issues.

Contact Us for All of Your Light-Duty Truck Needs

If you are in need of maintenance or repair services for your light-duty truck, don't hesitate to contact us at Placer Fleet Services. Our team is ready to help keep your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more about the services we offer.

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Truck Classes

Check out our comprehensive guide for all you need to know about the various truck classes that operate in our industry.

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