FAQ

At BD Truck Service we want to make servicing as simple, and hassle free as possible. Below are some frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t listed below, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service team on 1-888-841-8884

DO YOU PERFORM REGULAR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE/SERVICE WORK OR JUST PERFORMANCE UPGRADES?

While BD has made a name for themselves as suppliers and installers of cutting edge performance upgrades it is not all we do.  We maintain customer vehicles with bumper to bumper service such as Lube, Oil and Filter services, Fuel filter changes, coolant flushes, brake services and diagnostic appointments to name a few.

DO YOU ONLY WORK ON DIESEL TRUCKS?

No! In additions to the many products BD manufactures for Diesel trucks, we also focus on gasoline vehicles.  Our technicians are intimately familiar with all makes and models and can accurately diagnose, repair and maintain any vehicle that needs some attention.

WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE MY TRUCK MORE RELIABLE AND IMPROVE THE LONGEVITY OF IT?

We offer many products and services to increase the longevity of your factory transmission, fuel system, steering components plus many other options to improve the performance and life span of your vehicle.  Contact us for a no obligation consultation regarding the make and model you are driving. 

SHOULD I USE A FUEL ADDITIVE?

Yes, Fuel additive lubricates your fuel system preventing premature wear.  We use fuel additive at every fill for the vehicles in our fleet and recommend our customers do as well.  We always have Fuel Additive in stock.

I HAVE A NEW VEHICLE; DO I NEED TO TAKE IT TO A DEALERSHIP FOR MAINTENANCE IN ORDER TO KEEP MY WARRANTY VALID?

No! Forget all about that old myth. As long as you follow the specifications given by the manufacturer (which can be found in your handy owner’s manual), your warranty is valid. At BD Truck Service, we always follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule. We’ll make sure your warranty remains valid and your vehicle remains happy – for many miles to come!

WHAT IF MY VEHICLE NEEDS REPAIRS OTHER THAN REGULARLY SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SUCH AS A BRAKE JOB OR OTHER REPAIRS? DO I HAVE TO RETURN TO THE DEALER FOR THESE REPAIRS?

The choice of where to have your vehicle serviced and repaired is yours. However, you will probably have to take the car back to the dealer for any repairs covered under warranty. Thoroughly check your warranty to be certain which repairs are covered.

DOES BRAKE FLUID REALLY NEED TO BE CHANGED?

The average driver uses their brakes 75,000 times per year and takes for granted that they’ll work every time. Today’s brake systems are hydraulic and use brake fluid which is hydrophilic, meaning it can absorb moisture from the air. Once the hydraulic system has moisture in it, corrosion takes place and brake components fail. Brake fluid should be flushed periodically to keep corrosion under control. This procedure is not expensive and is included in many preventative maintenance schedules. Brake fluid should be handled with care. It will melt plastics and remove paint.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD ANTIFREEZE BE REPLACED?

Antifreeze should be replaced every two years due to oxidation and deterioration of important additives. These additives lubricate the water pump and protect metal parts from rust and oxidation. They also help keep coolant hoses soft and flexible. Today we can recycle and clean old antifreeze, replacing the additives. Antifreeze is very toxic and not environmentally friendly so recycling makes good sense. The engine’s thermostat should also be replaced every 2 years to keep the engine operating temperatures in the proper range.