As we've mentioned, ranch trucks aren't known for looking pretty, and few ranch hands have the extra time to wash down a dirty truck. But these trucks do have important maintenance needs, and without adequate tender loving care, they probably won't make it very long. When you stress every part of a truck the way ranchers do, you have to be ready to pony up for new parts on a regular basis, such as tires, clutches and filters. Skipping an oil change is a huge no-no, and the engine needs regular cleaning. If the ranch is miles from the nearest town, ranchers may take on the task of maintaining the vehicle themselves. With no disrespect to ranchers, an inexperienced, amateur mechanic could inadvertently shorten the life of a good truck.