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Preventative Maintenance for Your Fastrak
News | March 9, 2018

Preventative Maintenance for Your Fastrak

With all the worries about your cargo on the road it’s easy to forget that tarp maintenance is something that can save you tons of money. With just a little extra time spent making sure that your system is being utilized correctly, you can save tons not only in down time but also in money.

TIGHTEN
The first and probably most important step in preventative maintenance for the Fastrak system is making sure the tarp system is tight when it is closed. A loose tarp will flail in the wind which can cause tears and wind burn to the tarp material itself. Driving with a loose system can also possibly lead to damage in the infrastructure of the system such as broken bow corners which can make it difficult to roll the system open and closed.

CORRECT PLACEMENT
Second, when tightening the system you want to make sure the tarp is tight, however the tarp system should stop a couple inches short of the rear track stops. If the rear of the system comes into contact with the rear track stops, it could be a sign that the tarp is too long or has been stretched out and needs to be altered or cut down.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE
If you are ever unsure if your tarp is tight enough or concerned about over tightening use a Torque Crank. The Torque Crank will click when the system is at the correct tightness allowing you to tighten your tarp system without any worry. Tarpstop has a Torque Crank available for purchase.

Interested in learning more about either our Fastrak system or how we can help you with your Cargo Control needs?
Call one of the below locations today.
TARPSTOP TOLEDO, OH
12000 WILLIAMS RD
PERRYSBURG, OH 43551
Phone: 419-873-7867
TARPSTOP GARY, IN
6801 MELTON RD
GARY, IN 46403
Phone: 219-938-8190 
 TARPSTOP TAYLOR, MI
7800 BEECH DALY RD

TAYLOR, MI 48180
Phone: 313-749-7490