• Keep Your Cool This Summer: Tips for maintaining the complete cooling system

    As summer warms up, the increased temperatures place greater demands on truck cooling systems. Cooling systems, along with other powertrain systems, continue to grow more complex. While powertrain systems are amazingly robust, the increased complexity means it is more critical than ever to properly maintain these systems to avoid breakdowns and the accompanying downtime and expense. Here are some tips on how Mitchell 1 TruckSeries can help you keep cool this summer.

  • Avoid the Pitfalls of Automatic Transmission Fluid Levels

    Checking the fluid level in a manual transmission is typically a fairly straightforward process: remove the fill plug, stick your finger in and see how near the fluid level is to the bottom of the fill hole. But what about those times when its not so “straight forward”? Well fear not as Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries is there to help keep your fleet of trucks on the road! Learn how here.

  • Play It Safe

    Time is money when you are working flat rate but maybe some of these accidents could have been prevented by taking the little extra time it takes to research the jack and lifting information.  Take advantage of all the information provided in Truck Series to lift that truck safely and prevent a possible accident.

  • Hidden Pearls of Mechanic Wisdom

    Virtually every technician in the vehicle service industry with more than a few years of experience knows the mechanic proverbs passed from one generation to the next. These proverbs are basic wisdom in a simple, yet memorable form that helps the technician in performing maintenance and repairs.

  • Avoid Downtime from Coolant Leaks

    Fleets may pay greater attention to truck cooling systems when preparing for seasonal changes where extreme low or high temperatures test the capabilities of the system. This extra attention to the cooling system does help keep the truck on the road. However, the best way to avoid downtime is to keep the cooling system in proper order with regular maintenance and pre-operation checks throughout the year.

  • Diagnostic Complexity Keeps Growing

    Today, engines need to meet ever-increasing emission requirements while at the same time increasing in power output as well as efficiency. As a result, the technology necessary to provide clean, efficient and powerful engines is more refined than ever before.

  • Avoid the Wiper Blade Blues

    “My wiper blades streak, chatter and don’t clean the windshield anymore.” If that refrain if familiar to you, here’s a rainy-weather tip to keep your customers driving safe and not singing the “Wiper Blade Blues.

  • Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow?

    A truck repair shop is obviously a noisy environment, with the cacophony of air tools operating, engines running, and various other sounds constantly present when servicing and repairing vehicles. Hearing loss can be a big problem for technicians, but there are many preventive measures you can take.