Do you own a Ram 2500 or some other great, manual Dodge truck? If so, then you need to exercise good care for your truck’s clutch. Doing so will help to ensure a long, healthy life for your vehicle with smoother, better driving as a reward for you. In order to help you properly care for your clutch, we’ve provided some of our top tips.
1. Drive Smart: Learning to drive a stick shift can be difficult, especially if you’ve spent most of your driving life with an automatic. However, it is imperative that you know how to drive your manual Dodge truck correctly. Common beginner mistakes, like driving in the wrong gear, can really mess up a perfectly good clutch and/or transmission. Even seasoned drivers sometimes get into bad habits, like using the clutch too often. Educate yourself on proper driving techniques and then use them to increase the life of your clutch.
2. Consider a Performance Clutch: A high quality performance clutch, preferably one from a name brand manufacturer like Cummins Turbo Diesel, can really make a difference in how you drive and in how long your clutch will last. Always carefully consider your options and choose the best long term product for your vehicle.
3.Regular Service: Just as you must visit the doctor on a regular basis in order to stay healthy, your truck needs to pay a visit to the mechanic routinely. The mechanic can check for problems with the clutch and fix them before they get too bad.