RENAULT Truck Service Manuals PDF

History of Renault Trucks

The cost of Renault trucks is relatively low compared to other foreign trucks, which is the main reason for their high demand among trucking companies. In addition to the low price, their functional characteristics also deserve good reviews. However, there are no perfect things and Renault trucks also have disadvantages.

 Disadvantages of Renault trucks

Engine cooling system. It is not well thought out, and reacts negatively to the use of ordinary water instead of coolant.

 Fuel system. Which, as it turns out, is not very well adapted to Russian operating conditions and the low quality of our diesel fuel.

 Chassis. In trucks with more or less serious mileage, spring bushings and pivots begin to "limp". But in fairness, it should be noted that, noted by many Renault truck drivers, chafing of wire harnesses - this drawback can be called typical for most commercial vehicles of various brands.

  Renault truck repair rates

   High-quality repair of Renault trucks today is quite affordable: many service centers offer their services in this area. The technical center carries out both diagnostic and repair work on Renault trucks, and also sells original parts, spare parts, assemblies, assemblies and consumables for cars from this European manufacturer, as well as trucks from other European and American brands.

Repair and maintenance costs for Renault trucks are not cheap, but they are not high either. Maintenance of the cooling system can lighten the owner's pocket from $15 (replacement of coolant pipes) to $50 (replacement of the pump). Gearbox repairs will cost more: $150 to $800. If we talk about the repair of the brake system, then the price of the issue will be about 200 of the same conventional units. The price range varies depending on the type and load capacity of the vehicle.

In general, given the decent functional characteristics and reliability of Renault trucks, as well as their high level of comfort, it is easy to explain the high demand they enjoy among domestic freight carriers. An additional plus is, of course, their reasonable price.

 Model variety of Renault trucks

   The history of trucks goes back over a hundred years. Back in 1900, Louis Renault, one of the greatest designers in the history of the European automobile industry, created the first Renault car for transporting goods. That vehicle almost did not resemble the modern trucks of the French auto giant. The young inventor installed a box body on the back of a Model C passenger car chassis, allowing the vehicle to carry loads of up to 250 kg.

  Despite such a modest start, progress was not long in coming: five years later, the company began mass production of vehicles with cargo vans or platforms based on the chassis of passenger models. Since then, having survived wartime, a series of economic crises, recessions and bursts of success, Renault trucks have entered the 21st century as one of the best examples of truck manufacturing. Vans based on light chassis, tractors, dump trucks, heavy trucks - the products of the European brand are widely represented in almost all segments, rightfully occupying high positions in them.

The current range of trucks allows you to fully satisfy the needs of carriers. Renault Trucks' products include the Renault Mascotte, Renault Premium Distribution and Renault Midlum delivery and distribution vehicles for small and medium loads. Serving the construction industry, the Renault Kerax and Renault Premium Lander models do an excellent job. Finally, the brand's representatives in the long-haul segment are Renault Magnum and Renault Premium Route.

 One of the most famous and bought, sought-after models, in fact, the brand's "flagship" truck, is the Renault Magnum main truck, which has been regularly produced since 1990. Being a highly functional vehicle, Magnum pleasantly surprises with an advantageous ratio of decent quality and quite affordable price.

  Since 2006, Renault has been producing fourth-generation Magnums, equipped with a 12.8-liter engine with a capacity of 460 and 500 horsepower. The maximum torque is 2450 Nm. The car is equipped with a 12-speed Optidriver+ automatic transmission with steering wheel controls. The curb weight of the Renault Magnum can range from 18-26 tons, depending on the type of wheelbase (and there are fifteen of them, from 3920 to 6820 mm).