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  • 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.

  • How to set up VMRS codes in TruckSeries

    Being able to use these industry standard codes in your quotes to match service operations to parts is a game changer in TruckSeries. Unfortunately, because it requires to be activated in your shop settings, some may not even know it is a feature. Learn how to set up this feature in TruckSeries in this blog.

  • Surprise! Time to Prepare for a DOT Inspection

    Do you like surprises? Most of us would say yes, if it was a pleasant surprise. One surprise you probably would not appreciate is an unscheduled Department of Transportation (DOT) Inspection. But fear not…because with Mitchell 1 TruckSeries by your side you can be prepared for any surprise inspection that may come your way. Learn how to prepare for a DOT inspection in this blog.

  • A Common-Sense Approach to Smooth Out the Ride

    A harsh ride in a truck is usually never considered a “fun ride.”  When it comes to vehicle operation, the definition of what constitutes a rough or harsh ride depends largely upon the operator and occupants. When the vehicle occupant feels like there is little or reduced separation between the road and their body, the ride is considered harsh/rough. Learn how Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries can help keep your truck and ride running “smooth as possible” in this blog.

  • GETTING YOUR TRUCK/FLEET READY FOR SUMMER

    It’s always a good idea to perform a summer maintenance inspection on your trucks/fleet – especially if those trucks have possibly been sitting for extended periods of time. This will help ensure safe vehicle operation and eliminate unscheduled equipment downtime that can eat away at your bottom line. Here are some quality tips from our own Ken Wagner on how to get your trucks ready for those summer months!

     

  • Getting Back to the Basics When Establishing Data Points for Fleet Maintenance

    Virtually every business wants to establish goals even a Truck Repair Shop. When establishing a goal, it helps to have a starting point, because moving to a new point demands some sense of direction as to what needs to be done to get there. Let’s take a look at some basic data points that can help establish a starting point for tracking toward a future state in this blog.

  • How to Be Proactive with Diesel Injector Replacements

    Properly functioning fuel injectors though small are a crucial component of any vehicle. Regular maintenance and replacement help keep your fleet on the road quicker and without interruption. Here are some pro tips from our own Chris Wenberg on somethings he has learned from his years turning wrenches in this blog.