Best of the Blogs – 2019 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!

6 Things to Check that Cause Uneven Brake Wear

Published January 22, 2019

Listen to the Music!

Published January 28, 2019

Tire Maintenance: All Things Being Equal

Published February 22, 2019

TPMS vs. Mother Nature

Published March 6, 2019

Technicians Training Tip – Greasing the Clutch

Published March 20, 2019

Diesel Exhaust Fluid FAQs

Published March 26, 2019

How to Maximize Technician Resources at a Time of Tight Supply



Published April 17, 2019

Sharing Scan Tools – How Many Do You Need?

Published May 29, 2019

When the Sun Comes Out…Check the Brakes

Published June 17, 2019

Don’t Overlook Those Grounds

Published June 18, 2019

If you assume the ground connections are correct and in good condition in your truck, you may go down the wrong path. The end result could be unnecessary parts replacement and troubleshooting time, all because a simple ground cable was incorrectly routed and tightened.

Where Is That Relay Box?

Published July 31, 2019

That Run Down Feeling

Published August 5, 2019

Routine Maintenance Used to Be Simple

Published August 28, 2019

The Challenge of Noise and Vibration Diagnosis

Published September 19, 2019

Tire Inflation Made Easy

Published September 24, 2019

How to Quickly Find Engine Serial Numbers

Published October 4, 2019

Are You Ready to Repair ADAS?

Published October 21, 2019

Tips to Identify and Diagnose Transmission Failure

Published November 15, 2019

Why is a Caterpillar Engine Arrangement Number Critical to Efficiency?

Published December 5, 2019

When researching service and/or parts information for a Caterpillar engine it is very important to include the Arrangement Number(AN) along with the Engine Serial Number (ESN). The AN is a breakdown of the different components used in your specific engine. Items such as piston group, cylinder head group, fuel system group and all other components are described in detail.

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