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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby Yoitsdjohn » Feb 14 2015, 2:56pm

Well since my truck recently got broke into the main thing i check for first thing in the morning is broken glass/damage, along with a walk around to see if there has been any attempts to get in. Once a week i'll go over the whole truck along with peaking around in the engine bay looking for leaks, drips ect
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby fishaun » Jan 10 2016, 12:11am

GMC, F**d, D***e etc. they all have there pros and cons, it's when you do have a problem and bring it into the shop is where your $ counts.
Always been a GMC guy, have a Sierra,wife has a Equinox. I know it's a chev, but same difference. Anyways we had braking and steering issues on our Equinox. Only 45000 km and the brakes are grinding but worse the steering is locking up. So bring it into Stricklands GMC and they inform me the front rotors are rusty and nothing wrong with steering. So replace the rotors. Well a week later callipers come off on highway. Not covered because brakes not under warranty. Awesome after 45000 km. So next week bring back in because of locking steering again. Stricklands again says nothing is wrong, bring the equinox home and wife calls me next day because she almost crashed because wheel locked up going onto off ramp. Stricklands would not accept the vehicle because quoted from their manager " What is it that you would like to go over with you? My recommendation after this morning would be to have the Equinox taken to another GM store. It seems as though we are not good enough to fix things properly in this case so it would likely be best to have someone else diagnose and repair it. " so we had to go to another town and another place Gord Andersons took it in. Well they found the problem right away. It needed a whole new steering column. Gratefully the steering problem is now fixed. Im torn buying another GM product after this horrible customer experience that almost cost my wife her life.
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby vrchevy3 » Mar 10 2016, 1:34am

I am still in the "new to me" truck phase, so I find myself going to the door just to look at my truck in the driveway. So sad, I know...

As far as inspections go, I glance at the tires to make sure they are not flat. That is about as far as it gets.
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby OilFracker » Mar 10 2016, 2:14am

I have a habit of cleaning off my backup camera lens frequently. Heck....I even reflex clean other owners lenses in parking lots without even thinking about it. It drives me crazy when the camera isn't as clear as possible.
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby thrivemobile » Apr 17 2016, 4:49am

vrchevy3 wrote:I am still in the "new to me" truck phase, so I find myself going to the door just to look at my truck in the driveway. So sad, I know...

As far as inspections go, I glance at the tires to make sure they are not flat. That is about as far as it gets.


I'm in that phase too... I keep my front blinds open so I can see mine every time I walk by... lol. Had it since mid-February.

Daily inspection:
initial walk around- Like another poster mentioned, I put my gear in on the passenger side so I force myself to walk around anyway.
Check tires and look for any new scratches, dents, debris in bed, or fluid underneath.
On DIC - check tire pressure, oil life
Check lights/wipers (I park backed up to a wall at home and can usually see headlights off other cars parked around)
Last but definitely not least, check the dash and rearview cams (Because...Florida...)
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby chevysilvy2011 » Apr 24 2016, 12:52pm

vrchevy3 wrote:I am still in the "new to me" truck phase, so I find myself going to the door just to look at my truck in the driveway. So sad, I know...

As far as inspections go, I glance at the tires to make sure they are not flat. That is about as far as it gets.


Glad to hear other owners do this. My wife thinks I'm crazy. I bought a 2011 RCWT last July. I park it in the garage and go out there a couple times a day and just stare at it.
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby Copperhead » Apr 24 2016, 4:21pm

I keep mine inside a garage. Heated one at that. I always just do a simple walk around and do a quick look before starting up for the day, also looking for any underbody evidence of a leak. I went out to look at mine in the garage early on, mostly to figure out what I wanted to change about it, but I got over that quickly. On start up, I do a practice I have taken to with my commercial trucks. I turn on the key and let the ECM cycle thru the start up, I watch it cycle thru the lights on the dash, etc, basically letting it get "woke up" and then go ahead and start. That also allow the fuel pump to make sure that proper pressure in the line before starting up. Critical for some of my other stuff, just makes sense to me to also do it with the pickup.

Nice thing about a garage, one can check easily from the cab if all exterior lights are working properly. Turn signals, brake lights, etc.
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby Jasen » Apr 24 2016, 5:33pm

Generally I glance at the tires as I come and go to check their not low or flat. I check the lights at night off the reflections of the vehicles fore and aft when I'm stopped at the light, turn the radio off once and a while to listen to the truck and it get's a decent looking over on wash day.
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