truck repairs

The trucking industry in South Africa is extremely important for various sectors of the economy. It can also be a very lucrative industry, if managed correctly and profitably. As any truck fleet operator knows one of the biggest expenses of operating in this industry is the repairs that trucks periodically need. It is an unavoidable expense of operating in the industry and should be viewed as a further investment in your company. Finding a reputable supplier of repair parts for trucks that offers quality and durable products will be an important aspect to getting the most value for your money.

Trucks are designed to be very powerful and might also be configured to mount specialised equipment. Examples of this can be concrete mixers, fire trucks and suction excavators, among others. Modern trucks run either on diesel or gasoline engines, with diesel engine trucks being commercially dominant in South Africa.

There are many types of repair parts for trucks that range in price and importance in terms of trucks. Here are a few of these available from us:

  • Chassis: A truck’s chassis is the central framework of the vehicle. This includes the transmission, engine, differential, driveshaft and suspension. These elements support the entire coachwork. The chassis contains all the essential parts of the entire truck, aside from the actual body of the vehicle.
  • Cab: The cab of the truck refers to the space where the driver will sit and operate the truck. In most trucks the cab will be accompanied by a sleeper which provides a resting place for the driver during off times. There are different cab configurations such as the Cab over Engine which is configured so that the driver will be seated above the engine and front axle. Another configuration is the Conventional Cab, where the driver will be seated behind the engine, much like with a regular vehicle.
  • Engine: Many of the modern trucks on the road today will operate on a four stroke diesel engine complete with an after cooler and turbocharger. There are the large off-highway trucks which make use of locomotive type engines.
  • Axles: This acts as a gear or central shaft for the rotating wheel. The axle has to be one of the most important parts of a truck. The axle will empower the wheels using the driving torque and will also help to keep the wheel’s positioning consistent relative to the vehicle body and to each other.
  • Suspension: The suspension of the truck refers to the complete assembly of springs, linkages and shock absorbers. The suspension’s primary purpose is to contribute to the vehicle’s road handling and braking while keeping the driver relative isolated from bumps, road noise and vibrations.

These are the most important parts of a truck. If you are looking for a legitimate and reputable national supplier of affordable repair parts for trucks then opt for Truckpart. Operating for nearly 20 years in South Africa, they have garnered a reputation for their commitment to customer service excellence and value-adding products and services. Truckpart will source durable and quality truck parts for your vehicles and keep your drivers safe on the road.

Through their large buying power Truckpart is able to provide their customers with great value for money while only providing them with affordable and quality repair parts for trucks. With a national presence throughout South Africa, you will be able to find Truckpart across the country ready to offer you value-added services. Their seasoned technicians will help you choose the best parts for your trucks and help ensure you receive the very best value for your money.