If you have installed your system according to instructions, all of the hard work is done! We design our kits to be as worry-free as possible, so there really isn’t a ton of maintenance to be done as long as the install was done right. While maintenance isn’t complicated or, it is highly important to do as failing to do so will significantly decrease the lifespan of your system or render it inoperable altogether.
The number one enemy of any electrical component is water. Even if you install your kit perfectly, water still gets into your system naturally through the moisture in the air. That moisture then collects as the bottom of your air tank. As that water sits and builds up, moisture can spread throughout the system and get into your electrical components as well as corrode your tank and fittings. This can be prevented by simply draining your tank on a regular basis. You should drain your tank at least once a month, if not more often if you live in a humid climate. If you have a drain cock on your system, all you need to do is loosen it by turning it counter-clockwise. You want to let it drain all of the air and water out of the tank. Don't forget to tighten it back up when you are done.
Don’t want to crawl under your vehicle to drain your tank? We don’t blame you! That's why we have designed our 1/4" Electric Drain Valve Kit so you can drain your tank from the comfort of your vehicle. Just because you have to do it, doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!
Other than draining your air tank, the only real maintenance that you need to do is change your air filter on your compressor. Your air filter prevents debris from getting into your compressor. Too much debris build-up will cause your compressor to work harder to intake air and can cause it to overheat faster and take longer to fill, ultimately causing it to fail altogether. Viair recommends that you change your air filter every three months. This will ensure that your compressor stays running fast and clean for years down the road.