If you have a truck then it is wise that you should think about cleaning the truck properly every so often but you should also think about steam cleaning the trucks engine every few years so that the engine will be in a very good working order. This helps to remove any grime that has built up as well as some mould or mildew which can affect the problems of your running of the car. Drivers of big rig trucks, whether working for a third-party logistics company or and owner-operator of their own fleet, must know the proper ways to clean and maintenance their vehicles.
This helps you to know if there are any leakages in your engine or some corrosion also; so cleaning the truck engine is very important thing that you can do when it comes to maintaining your truck. This can be done by you and it will only take you a few hours to do so, so why don’t you try steam cleaning the engine yourself.
What tools and materials that you are going to need;
- Metal wax
- Rubber bands
- Cleaning cloth
- Hot water steam cleaner
- Engine degreaser
- Plastic bags
What you need to do first will be the tools; you need to get everything that you will need to clean your car out; so getting a hot water steam cleaner for you. This should be for an advanced wash which would mean that there will be less water actually used but still this helps to remove all of the dirt and grime that has built up in your car.
Check on your engine temperature on your car so that you can start cleaning your car properly but you need to cool down the engine first before you can start the engine perfectly. You don’t want the engine to be too hot so no parts of the engine is damaged or broken; if you work when the engine is too hot then you could get burned also so be careful.
Prepare your engine bay so that you can spray your engine with some form of degreaser for the different parts of the engine. If there is any grime on your car then this will help to remove it all before you can move on with the next part.
If you have any sensitive parts of your engine then you should cover them up so that they don’t get any damage done to them when you are steam cleaning your engine of your truck.
Now you are going to have to do all of your steaming and drying on your car so take your steam cleaner and then use this over your engine surfaces but be careful that you don’t get anything on your face.
You really do need to make sure that every part of your engine so that means every part of the engine and the car also.
Now all that you are going to have to do since you have cleaned your engine is to put some wax onto your engine bay. You should put wax on everything and anything that may be a little corroded.
You could also put some hosing components on if you really do believe that you need something on your engine.