ShopConnection

  • 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!

     

  • 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.

  • Not Your Ordinary Wiring Diagram

    When it comes to organizing paraphernalia for maintenance and repairs, technicians understand that it is  paramount to keep commonly used tools within easy reach at all times.  You want to know where your items are located so you can grab them as needed while executing your “craft.” Thats where Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries comes to help by keeping all the pertinent information  you need available in “easy to reach” ways. Learn more about it here in this blog.

  • What’s the Price of Good Combustion?

    With advancements in trucking, sometimes it’s necessary to take a “step back” when it comes to repair and maintenance. Take for instance, a spark plug, which is considered one of the basic tune-up items in the garage. With several options available today, you’ll need to add another step in the repair process to determine what spark plug is best for your vehicle: copper, platinum, iridium or ruthenium?

  • Are Mirrors Going the Way of the Dodo?

    Could mirrors be a thing of the past? With technological and safety advances combined with the need to increase fuel efficiency, the days of the tradition mirror on heavy-duty trucks could be numbered. Learn about it here in this blog.

  • Rotor Specifications

    Sometimes determining whether a rotor needs replacing can be quite a tricky issue. Luckily Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries is here to assist and help  you determine if a rotor requires machining or replacement. Read more about it here in this blog.

  • Take the Charge out of Static Electricity

    Awareness to the potential of static electricity is the key to preventing electrical component damage. In the shop environment a couple of the most common ways in which static electricity can form are through walking and sliding across the vehicle seat. When working on the electrical components, steps should be taken to discharge any static electricity prior to touching the components.

  • Best of the Blogs – 2021 Truck Repair Information “Did You Knows”

    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.. Here we collected a few of the pearls of wisdom that our experts have written this past year— all of which we hope you find help you get to your fix faster!

  • Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Words have meaning — often multiple meanings and whatever word is used to describe a sound may or may not convey the sound to the interpreter of the word — most often the technician. Mercifully, the context in which the word is used usually helps us to better understand what that particular word means. Learn how Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries can help you “translate” those sounds to make sense.