• All About P-Codes for Trucks

    FaultCode-FeaturedTruck technicians are coming across P-codes more and more, especially in medium-duty vehicles. So what exactly are they, why is the industry moving in that direction, and how can you look them up in Mitchell 1 products? Well, here are the answers!

  • Tips to Prevent Transmission Overheating

    TruckMaintenance_Transmission-EngineCalibration_featured-150wMedium and heavy duty truck transmissions undergo a lot of stress and abuse throughout their lifetime. If heat generation is left unchecked, it can lead to complete failure of the transmission.

  • Maintenance Tips for Fuel Efficiency

    Gas-vs-Diesel_featuredTruck fuel efficiency is no simple matter, with many factors to consider. Some of them are out of our control, but here are tips for some of the factors that we can control.

  • Stationary Regeneration – We’ve Got You Covered

    Sample diesel particulate filter system

    The DPF’s function is to trap diesel particulates so they cannot cause pollution. These particulates are usually burnt through normal engine operation (active regeneration), but when temperatures in the system are not high enough to burn thoroughly, these particulates can build up and trigger the “DPF Regen Needed” light to illuminate on your dash.

  • Service Updates – You Bet!

    ServiceUpdatesIt is possible you may be replacing a part that is actually good due to a procedure change or chasing down the wrong component, circuit, etc. Always check the service information for the vehicle procedure you are working on to ensure you have the latest information.

  • Braking System Considerations — Disc or Drum?

    DiscBrake_Mitchell1There are several aspects to think about when considering a braking system for a commercial truck, but one of the first decisions is most likely going to be between disc and drum brakes. Each type has pros and cons that will impact different users in differing circumstances.

  • Seen at the 2016 NTEA Work Truck Show

    New Single Cannister Unit

    There were lots of nice new trucks along with new engines, snow plows, truck beds, lift gates, cranes, tool boxes and so on at the 2016 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • Diagnosing Parasitic Loads

    TruckSeries_WiringDiagram_featuredWith increasing electronic controls in modern trucks, parasitic loads are becoming a larger concern for today’s fleets. Diagnosing them can be a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack.