KIRKLAND, Wash., July 10, 2006 – Proper truck maintenance can help reduce downtime and prevent costly repairs on the road. Kenworth PremierCare® ExpressLube Service is available for heavy and medium duty trucks at participating Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada. The service offers a four-filter oil change, complete chassis lube and 20-point vehicle inspection. The inspection includes a check of belts, hoses, tires, wheels, springs, U-bolts, bushings, shocks, brake lining and components, exhaust system mounting, fluid levels, instrument gauges, lights, reflectors, glass, mirrors and horns. “Kenworth PremierCare ExpressLube Service assists customers in keeping their trucks well-maintained and only takes about an hour,” said Dick Von Lehman, Kenworth PremierCare national sales manager for service. “Customers appreciate this type of service from their Kenworth dealer.” That kind of customer support, combined with Kenworth’s quality products, contributed to Kenworth’s reception of five 2005 J.D. Power and Associates awards for “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Heavy Duty Dealer Service and Medium Duty Dealer Service and also for Over the Road Segment and Pickup and Delivery Segment Class 8 Trucks, and Conventional Medium Duty Truck Segment.”* The Kenworth PremierCare program offers additional services. Kenworth PremierCare® Express Air Conditioning Service features a 27-point inspection and includes a complete evacuation and recharge of the air conditioning system, receiver/drier replacement, up to five pounds of R134a refrigerant, and compressor oil top-off. Kenworth PremierCare Preventive Maintenance enables fleets to focus on running their primary business, instead of managing a maintenance facility. The program, which is open to any heavy and medium duty truck brand, provides convenient maintenance service through nearly 300 Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada. The Kenworth PremierCare Customer Center (1-800-KW-ASSIST) is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Customer Center handles emergency roadside assistance calls and schedules service for preventive maintenance customers, among other services. No registration fee is required. For more details on Kenworth PremierCare, contact your local Kenworth dealer or visit Kenworth’s website (www.kenworth.com) and click on Parts & Services. Kenworth Truck Company, a division of PACCAR Inc, is a leading manufacturer of heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. The World's Best.
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