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When to Call It Quits For Your Vehicle

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There comes a time in the life of every fleet vehicle or commercial truck when you have to decide - is it time to retire that truck or van, or should you put the money into fixing it? At Rhodes Engines in St Charles, MO, we’re here to help.

Fleet vehicles have a shorter lifespan than most vehicles on the road. They see a lot of miles, a lot of hours, and work hard. How do you know if it’s time to replace a vehicle?

First, consider the issues at hand. Are there multiple problems across many systems, or are they all pretty concentrated; would an engine replacement get rid of the issues your truck has or reworking the suspension? Or would you have to put time and money into various aspects to get it back into shape? If most of the issues could be solved with an overhaul of one area of the truck, getting it fixed might be the better option.

Next, consider the condition it’s currently in. Is it rusty? Is the mileage excessively high? How well has it been maintained? If the rest of the truck is still in overall good condition, there may be no need to replace the entire thing - after all, you already know this truck and its history. However, if rust, poor maintenance, or other issues have brought it to the point of no return, you might be better off replacing it.

If you need a second opinion, have our technicians take a look. No matter your repair or maintenance needs, we’ve got you covered. For the best fleet and commercial service shop in St Charles, MO, call or stop by Rhodes Engines today.



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