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Auto Shop RV Service: Common RV Issues

September 22, 2016

 

 

At our Auto Shop, we want to help you prevent any issues that may arise on your RV trip. View our blog to learn about common RV issues and maintenance.

 

Ways you can avoid common problems with your RV.

Owning an RV comes with many benefits. You have the ability to take off on a cross-country adventure anytime you want, with no reservations required. RVing is a great way to travel and can be enjoyed by everyone from large families to retired couples. If you own an RV you know how amazing they are, but you are also aware of how much maintenance has to be done on these large vehicles in order to keep them running smoothly.

 

At Terry’s Auto Service and Towing, we know RV’s inside and out. And we offer affordable auto shop and towing services that are available 24 hours a day, whenever you have a problem. Here are a few of the most common issues that RV owners experience when they are out on the road.

 

Tire Blowout

Since RVs are so oversized, it is very common for drivers to experience a blowout every once in awhile. A blowout on the highway can be very dangerous. It could cause damage to your trailer or your motor home. And the time that you spend replacing the old tire with a spare could take hours. If you happen to blow out your tire, contact our Auto Shop. We offer 24-hour wrecker services

 

In order to avoid this problem, you should check your tire pressure on a regular basis. It is best to check the pressure early in the morning before you drive while the tires are still cold. You should also do a full inspection of your tires often and check for damage. The lifespan of an RV tire is measured by how old it is, which is typically 3-4 years.

 

Battery Failure

Any time that your RV won’t start, the cabin lights will not come on or any other accessories do not work, the battery is usually at fault. To avoid this issue be sure to check the fluid levels of your battery frequently. You should add distilled water as needed to keep the fluid levels up.

 

Wear safety goggles and protective gloves any time you are working with the battery, and be sure to keep any open flames at least 10 feet away since RV batteries give off hydrogen gas. For fewer problems, invest in a sealed maintenance-free battery for your RV.

 

If your vehicle is in storage for several months without use, be sure to check the battery’s charge levels using a voltmeter. You may also want to put on trickle charger to maintain them. You should also use cut-off switches inside the RV which will stop all electrical use from zapping your battery when the power switches are turned off.

 

Contact a Local Auto Shop for RV Assistance

When you need roadside assistance for your RV, Truck, Car or Minivan, trust the Springfield towing and auto shop repair experts here at Terry’s Auto Service and Towing. We are the number one auto shop in the area that you can depend on for help 24 hours a day.

 

 

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