Check The Battery
The first thing you will want to do in order to maintain a diesel run vehicle during the winter is to check the battery and have it load tested. Having the battery checked and load tested will also keep the oil smooth as well which will prevent the vehicle from giving out prematurely.
Check Battery Terminals and Grounds For Corrosion
You will also want to check your battery terminals and grounds for corrosion so that they don't get too contaminated. By checking these parts you will be able to ensure that the vehicle will operate properly during the winter months.
Test Glowplugs, Harness, and Relays
During the winter, another way of maintaining the diesel vehicle is to evaluate the glowplugs, relays, and the harness. Testing these parts will be essential as you will be able to ensure that they are operating properly and helping your vehicle function at its best. You will also be able to determine if there is a problem and then work on getting it resolved.
Turn Off Accessories
When driving a diesel run vehicle, you will also want to turn off all of the accessories when you are finished driving the vehicle. By turning off the accessories you will conserve battery use and keep your vehicle running at its fullest.
Switch To Thinner Oil
Another way to keep your diesel vehicle in the best condition is to switch to a thinner oil during the winter months. Since cold weather can thicken the oil and put more stress on the engine, using thinner oil will enable you to prevent this from happening.
Service the Fuel System
You will also want to service your fuel system and use a good fuel additive to help ensure efficiency with your diesel run vehicle.
Engine Block Heaters
Owners of a diesel run vehicle will want to put aftermarket plug in heaters in their vehicle to help improve its function during the winter season.
It will benefit you to park indoors as much as possible during the winter.
You will also benefit by fixing and installing a belly pan in order to keep your vehicle in the best condition possible during the winter.
Check Oil Regularly
Check your oil regularly to make sure that it is of adequate thickness in order to make sure no additional stress is put on the engine.
Regular Oil Changes
Get oil changes every 3,000 miles in the winter so that the vehicle will run properly and avoid extra stress on the engine.
It is important to get regular tune ups during the winter so that you can detect any problems with the vehicle before they cause major problems.