Best of the Blogs – 2018 Truck Repair Information “Did You Knows”

The CVG team — our commercial vehicle group, also known as our truck repair experts at Mitchell 1 — were very busy last year. In addition to working hard on improving the medium- to heavy-duty truck repair software and getting repair information documented in a timely manner, they also shared their knowledge here in the ShopConnection blog.  Last year, they continued their passionate commitment to helping commercial truck repair shop owners and their teams by educating them on industry trends, new tips n’ tricks and other helpful information that makes life in the shop easier.

Below is a digest of just a few of the pearls of wisdom from our experts— all of which we hope you find help you get to your fix faster!

Winter’s Coming! Get Prepared With This Inspection List.

Published December 5, 2018

Use this handy list to make sure you aren’t leaving any points of inspection undone. Also, enjoy get additional inspection tips as well as resource links to other winter season repair information.

How Wide Tires Can Impact Axle Maintenance

Published November 20, 2018

Discover the impact of wide tires with this blog and graphical representation and find out what it means for the truck technician.

Things to know about DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) and its Storage

Published October 12, 2018

Get up to date on your DEF knowledge by taking a look at some of the common industry names for DEF, how it should be stored and how testing should be performed.

Battery Basics for Care & Maintenance

Published July 2, 2018

Become familiar with the terms used when discussing OEM requirements for replacing batteries and learn some of the reasons a battery can test well but still fail to perform as expected.

What Does It All Mean?

Published June 12, 2018

Get to know what the lights on the trucks dash mean. For the technician, this can help you reach a fix faster rather than taking the time to search through information. For the driver, understanding these lights allows for quicker safety decisions to be made while driving.

Buying New Tires? Check That Date!

Published May 22, 2018

Do you know how to check to make sure you are getting or selling a safe tire that has not been sitting on the rack too long? This blog explains how to read the build date and why the build date is important for finding a safe tire.

Barometric Pressure Made Easy!

Published April 3, 2018

Understand what barometric pressure (BARO) does and how to get your locations BARO in order to troubleshoot the BARO fault code.

Tips for Diagnosing Intermittent Electrical Issues

Published March 5, 2018

Jake Schell goes over key steps to keep in mind when trying to diagnose electrical issues, so you can reach a more accurate diagnosis.

What Do You Mean I Need to Fill the Hubs?

Published January 10, 2018

Learn how to fill the hubs with a step-by-step how-to using Meritor drive axle ends as an example.

 

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Brianna Crowl

Brianna Crowl is a Marketing Communication Specialist at Mitchell 1. She has over three years of experience working in digital marketing since graduating from San Francisco State University with a B.S. degree in marketing in 2014.