• Diesel Exhaust Fluid FAQs

    Does DEF FreezeDuring cold months, it’s not uncommon for a truck’s diesel exhaust fluid to freeze. These FAQs cover the most common questions that truck owners have when it comes to frozen DEF.

  • Technician’s Training Tip – Greasing the Clutch

    Professional Clutch maintenance tipsNot long ago, a friend and I were reminiscing about maintenance issues we had encountered when we were working as truck techs. He brought up how during regular maintenance some of the mechanics would miss lubricating the clutch cross-shaft and throw-out bearing.

  • TPMS vs. Mother Nature

    Tire Pressure in Cold weather specificationsAs we headed down the road, my TPMS light came on. As the outside temperature had dropped about 40 degrees from our start, I knew the light was the result of a decrease in temperature.

  • Tire Maintenance: All Things Being Equal

    heavy truck tire maintenance Let’s take a look at the service maintenance of tires for dual wheels and tandem axles. No, this is not about starting with a fresh set of brand new tires.

  • Listen to the Music!

    The entertainment systems in today’s vehicles have become a lot more sophisticated. Learn how to use truck repair information to troubleshoot DTCs and diagnose and repair quicker.



  • Tighten It Up

    When completing a removal and installation procedure, nothing is more important than applying the right torque specification.

  • Tips for Properly Maintaining Air Dryers

    In my last post,  Winter’s Coming! Get Prepared With This Inspection List, I mentioned the air dryer as a service item. Let’s take a closer at what air dryers do,  what parts they consist of and how to service them PROPERLY.