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  • Keep Wheel Hub Bearings Lubricated Dippy-Bird Style

    You may remember a toy from your childhood, one where a glass bird bobs up and down with red fluid inside of it? Well there is a connection between this toy and keeping your wheel hub bearings lubricated. How is that? Well, find out from our own Jake Schell who provides over 40 years of industry experience in this quick read blog.

  • Winter is coming…is your truck ready?

    Fall is fantastic time of the year, usually advertised with warm cups of coffee and pumpkins adorning porches surrounded by leaves. But, if you work on heavy duty and commercial vehicles, then its also the perfect time to make sure those vehicles are made ready for the harshness of winter. Learn some vital tips here in this quick read blog.

  • Faster Truck Fixes with 1Search Plus

    After retrieving a fault code (DTC) from the truck’s diagnostic system, a technician typically needs to know some basic information about the code and the system displaying the problem. This information will  help the technician quickly and accurately arrive at a diagnosis. Learn how with the help of Mitchell 1’s 1Search Plus, you can repair trucks faster and get back on the road sooner in this blog.

     

  • A Hospitable Approach to Truck Maintenance

    As summer draws towards a close, many of us are anticipating those final, enjoyable outside gatherings before the weather changes. What pray tell does this have to do truck maintenance? Quite a lot actually. As vehicles become increasingly complex, so does maintenance. Read about how important is to stay on top of maintenance and prevent those prolonged down times during the seasons here in this blog.

  • Preventing Unintended Consequences From Routine Service on ADAS-Equipped Commercial Vehicles

    One of the fastest growing, transformative technologies — known as  ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) — is taking the commercial vehicle industry by storm. It refers to a complex suite of sensors, cameras, control modules, etc., intended to keep drivers safe. But as the technology becomes more complex, so does repairing them. Here’s what repair shops need to know when it comes to diagnosing, repairing and calibrating ADAS components.

  • Keeping Tires Cool in the Heat of Summer

    There is little question that the road surface temperatures on bright sunny days are significantly higher than the air temperature. Not surprisingly, such weather conditions place additional demands on overall vehicle operation. Tires, being in direct contact with the higher temperature road surfaces, face additional stress and need to be regularly inspected to help avoid tire failure.

  • A Common Sense Approach to Prevent Tool Loss

    No technician wants to lose any tools. Not only are tools expensive, the tech depends on them to get the job done. Nevertheless, when working on vehicles, somehow tools get lost from time-to-time. Here are some time tested tips from our own Jake Schell on how to prevent tool loss in this blog

  • Keeping Cool During the Summer

    We are heading into the true heat of summer and for many that means taking trips to the beach or pool to cool off. But can the same be said about your vehicle? What about its A/C system? Taking steps to prevent downtime during the crucial summer months is imperative. Learn some great tips and how TruckSeries can help you “keep your cool” here in this blog.