It happens to the best of us at one time or another: you’re cruising along, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you come upon an emergency. Its Omega, and all of a sudden its Omega, she’s in a power wheels tank! Thinking it’d be funny, you start to pull off the road to check out the damage. “Oh my God,” you mutter under your breath, “its Omega again!” Fortunately, she wasn’t serious this time, but it sure made her look the worse for wear.
The next time you get stuck you’ll be even more careful. Make sure you have a quality set of power wheels oil. Also, check the level of your radiator, and don’t forget to change it out before you head out on any long drives. While your truck may seem “fresh” and you’ll be fine, if you leave your truck with no tank, you can very well end up stranded somewhere, with no way to get yourself back on the road.
When your tank fails, you have a couple options. You could try to fill it by hand with the stuff from the bottom of your engine, but you run the risk of seriously damaging your engine by doing this. I recommend buying an auto fuel pump. It will give you enough pressure to force the liquid into the tank, while preventing the inflation from damaging the pump and damaging your engine.
There are many things that can go wrong with a power wheel on any vehicle. One big thing is the alternator. Over time, it’s prone to getting full on occasion. A low-grade alternator can actually cause your power wheels to fail. Make sure you don’t put too much pressure on the alternator with your hand, or you run the risk of it exploding.
Another problem can occur if the tank itself cracks. This often occurs when you overfill it. If you’re careful and only fill to the bottom, you can greatly reduce the risk of damage to the tank itself. Some people recommend filling the tank half way, then topping it off again.
Taking Care of The Power Wheels
If your tank gets too full, there is one simple fix. The best way to do this is to get a drain pan. These are easy to install and come in different sizes and colors. Some people have even had success with putting carpet down in front of the tank. Just make sure you clean it regularly, as anything spilled into the tank can cause rust to set in.
If you’re not sure how to do this, there are guides available on the internet. Just make sure you follow all of the steps exactly. Some of them may seem a little bit tricky, but it can be done.
Other things can go wrong with power wheels. Your wheels can simply stop working. This happens more often than you might think. The first thing you should do if this happens is to check the power source. A bad power source can be a problem. If this is the case, make sure that you have the correct wires, plugs, or leads.
If the power wheels stop working, try cleaning the wheel hub. All wheel hubs get dirty. To clean them, simply take them off and use a mild soapy detergent and warm water. Rinse it off, and then put it in the washer. Make sure it is completely dry before putting it back on the wheel.
Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Most tires should have the air pressure indicators located somewhere on the tire. Look for it, and make sure it is within the proper levels. If you overfill the tire, it will be harder to change it back, and it can hurt the tire if you overfill it.
In the End
Check the fluid level often. Many vehicles don’t have the gauge for the fluid. You need to check it often. This is to ensure that the wheels are not leaking. If they are, the leak may just be underneath the rim. This can easily be fixed by resealing it.
The last tip for maintaining your power wheels is to change the oil regularly. Check your oil about every thousand miles. If you do this, you won’t have to worry about any damage to your power wheels. Just make sure that the oil is changed, and that you’re not driving it over the limit.