Partners in Business tip: Get an engine inspection before you buy used

Updated Apr 8, 2022

For any truck you’re looking at buying, try to get an engine inspection by an original equipment manufacturer shop for that engine’s brand. The tests should include dyno, engine blow-by, oil analysis and charge air cooler. Also ask if the engine’s condition is reasonable for its mileage.

The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm. Download the comprehensive "Partners in Business" owner-operator business manual, covering topics from start-up to expansion with multiple trucks. There, find much more information about the ins and outs of safety, maintenance and business processes, among a myriad other topics. 

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