To avoid any problems, it is sensible to check fluids on a regular basis. But how often should you check and replace the oil in your truck? Find out in this article.
Dashboard warning when you need to top up
In most cases, an indicator will appear on your dashboard when you need to top up a fluid: yellow signifies a warning; red means that the situation is potentially dangerous and you must take immediate action. If you get a red warning, do not keep driving! Not sure what a warning message means? Check the manual or contact your DAF dealer.
Changing the oil
Whereas most fluids need topping up now and then, it is important to change the oil entirely on a regular basis. Generally speaking, this will be every 90,000 to 150,000 km. Trucks that make a lot of short-distance trips, such as waste collection trucks, use more oil and the oil will need replacing sooner. If you travel longer distances, the oil will tend to last a little longer.
What should you do if you're unsure?
If you are unsure as to whether your oil needs changing or don't know if your dashboard is letting you know when a fluid needs topping up, feel free to visit or contact your DAF dealer. They will be able to advise you and check that everything is in order.