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Extreme Cold Weather Tips

Dec 28, 2020

A few preventative tips can decrease the number of service calls on your units and help control
costs during the winter months. Using fuel from a supplier that has been pre-treated for cold
weather is crucial. With the extremely cold temperatures expected, PLM recommends some helpful hints to keep your units running.

  • Place all units into continuous run mode and start the unit, loaded or empty to keep batteries
    fully charged and coolant from freezing.
  • Treat fuel for cold weather conditions if you are unsure if you are using treated fuel, add anti
    gel fuel treatments to your tank to prevent fuel from gelling.
  • Check oil, water and fuel levels daily keep levels close to full to create less condensation.
  • Drain air tanks on tractor and trailer daily to help keep the system dry.

If you have any questions, please contact your local branch or call 877-736-8756 (RENT-PLM)