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Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby In2Trux [OP] » Jan 18 2011, 5:05pm

This thread was inspired by Izn197 (Gordon) blog.

Some people just seem to NOT care.
They drive around with burnt out lights and low tire pressures.

Maybe it's my truck driving back ground or simply that I'm a truck guy.

I think it's just good practice to do a exterior walk around.
Look for any new damage done to your truck while you were gone. Visually check your tires, check your cargo (if any) Check that nothing has rolled under your truck, or no toddlers are playing near or behind your truck.

I like to perform a weekly light check. I don't put a whole lot of faith in my DIC so I like to perform this check myself.
It's rather difficult to do by yourself. So when the opportunity rises, I take advantage of it.
When I pull up to a confectionery store window, or any store front window. I can do my head light check. Driving light, High Beam lights L and R signals and the fog lights.
Tail lights can easily be checked at night, while backed against a wall or your garage door using your exterior rear view mirrors.

Don't forget gang, It's YOUR responsibility to keep your ride safe.

I think it goes without saying we do care and we are doing our part.

If you didn't care? You probably wouldn't have read this whole thread, and you probably wouldn't have signed up to be a member of this forum.

Any suggestion? Feel free to add 'em
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby jepics » Jan 18 2011, 7:28pm

Great suggestions.

I've always been a stickler for keeping all lights in working condition. I back into a parking space in the garage at work, so I ALWAYS know my rear lights (running, back-up, indicators and all 3 brake lights) are working. Same thing approaching the garage door at home - easy to tell from the driver seat if all are working. I trained my wife to do the same - and we check our tire pressure and all fluid levels monthly too. When something needs attention, it quickly appears on the 'honey-do' list. We keep a mileage chart in each vehicle - recording every fill-up and any maintenance done. That way I have a summary of use & maintenance - one place to check so I can anticipate what each vehicle needs.
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby burls » Mar 09 2011, 11:11pm

Oil, Trans, Coolant, and tire pressure(cheating now because of the DIC) are checked every other fill up(once a week). I check my Lights at the end of every month and do a visual inspection of the truck every morning before leave for work.
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby 2003Z71 » Mar 10 2011, 4:54am

I'm totally agree with the other guys. In fact I'm probably overly anal when it comes to maintenace. I keep a written log or "diary" in the truck of everything I do to my Silvy. including of course the major repairs, fuel pump, axle seal replacements, oil changes, right down to changing light bulbs and tire rotations. That way it serves as a reference so I can go back and look at when I did what; 'cause let's face it, I'm getting older and the CRS disease is creeping up!
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby WingNut » Mar 10 2011, 6:11am

I know coolant has been mentioned but one additional habit I've gotten into from my experience with road course racing is checking the coolant system. It takes a lot of abuse and when it goes, it tend to go at the most in convenient times; such as 20 miles from an exit when your towing (or going 130 mph into turn #10 (aka The Kink) at Carolina Motorsports Park). <-- caused by a $5 worn out intake thermostat.

Check radiator core for corrosion, leaks, dents.
Check hose line connections for leaks and looseness.
Run your hands over the lines for interference and rubbing.
Visual the water pump for leaks and wiggle the impeller shaft to check looseness.

Also, check the serpentine belt for tension, wear, and checking.
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby lzn197 » Mar 10 2011, 1:16pm

Great stuff guys. Safety is SO important. Thanks for keeping my blog alive.
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby rednick63 » Mar 23 2011, 5:06am

So for the daily inspections. Never thought to even look at my tailgate until I had to scare a bunch of neighborhood kids with my truck. Thought somebody may have hit the chevy emblem but turns out its a defect which worries me as an owner for exactly 3 months. Constantly use the DIC and the MyChevrolet app with the OnStar service to check oil life and tire pressures. Pretty consistent at changing oil every 3K but obviously isn't needed unless you have a rough drive everyday.
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby evensteven3 » Jan 03 2012, 9:49pm

I drive a Chevrolet and have faith in it this is my safety check when I get in it

Are the tires slashed nope ok lets roll

anything else theres either a sensor or Its obvious
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby lzn197 » Jan 03 2012, 10:02pm

Good luck with that. I wish I had a dime for every vehicle I have seen with the license plate light that doesn't work. Guess what the cop at 2:30 in the morning looks for? Yeah.
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Re: Your Safety Check and Daily Inspection

Postby WingNut » Jan 04 2012, 4:46pm

An excuse to pull you over? No!!!!!
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