• No, That’s Not a Kitchen in Your Engine

    No, That’s Not a Kitchen in Your Engine Every now and then the question comes up if the proper term for engine oil passages is “galley” or “gallery.” Truck technicians seem to use these terms interchangeably. To determine which of the two words is correct to use for truck and engine repair information, I researched […]

  • It’s Skills Testing Season for Truck Technicians!

    It’s Skills Testing Season for Truck Technicians! Truck service professionals around the U.S. are busy honing their expertise and gearing up for the annual state technician skills competitions that lead up to the big TMC SuperTech National Technician Skills Competition in the fall. For us here at Mitchell 1, this means that we’re busy preparing […]

  • ‘By Default’ May Not Be Most Efficient

    ‘By Default’ May Not Be Most Efficient You may have heard about the recent Apple iOS system upgrade that resulted in lower battery life for an iPhone. I did some research and found an article on ZDNet explaining that this new update contained 34 different settings that could potentially affect daily battery life. So, when […]

  • Stay Safe with TPM Technology

    Stay Safe with TPM Technology Improving safety and reducing costs are goals that every fleet owner always has in mind. Proper tire inflation improves fuel mileage and increases tread and casing life. Keeping tires properly inflated also increases safety for the driver and other motorists sharing the road. According to a study conducted by the […]

  • EGR Cooler Update

    EGR Cooler Update Ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel has helped reduce some issues associated with today’s EGR and DPF systems, but some problems like corroded coolers and stuck valves still seem to exist, especially on older vehicles. Diesel engines reintroduce EGR exhaust soot that corrodes valves and coolers due to condensation which also causes them to […]

  • Is Your Internet Browser Ready for TruckSeries?

    Is Your Internet Browser Ready for TruckSeries? Our new TruckSeries platform is off and running! In case you haven’t heard, we’ve packaged all of our industry-leading estimating, diagnostic trouble code and repair information for medium and heavy trucks into a single application. This convenient online solution allows you access all your truck service information on […]

  • Introducing TruckSeries!

    Introducing TruckSeries! Getting Started with Our Latest Enhancement for Class 4-8 Trucks It’s a great day! We’re very excited to introduce TruckSeries to our first group of customers today. TruckSeries really is the next generation of repair information, putting complete service information for Class 4-8 trucks just a few mouse clicks away. The first thing […]

  • Sneak Peek at TruckSeries

    Sneak Peek at TruckSeries — Our New Software Suite for Class 4-8 Trucks Streamlines workflow so service professionals can work more efficiently For more than a year, our commercial vehicle group has been working on an exciting new platform for our software suite for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Look for an official announcement next week, […]

  • Yes Sir, Follow Those Torque Specs

    Yes Sir, Follow Those Torque Specs As a young recruit in the Navy I quickly learned to follow orders, stick to the procedure and complete all tasks as assigned. Today’s complex engines require the same attention to detail when completing a repair. The engine mechanical articles in our TractorTrailer and MediumTruck repair information software contain […]

  • Get Yourself in Gear – Automatically

    Get Yourself in Gear – Automatically The future is here – automated manual and automatic transmissions have captured a firm hold in the world of Class 8 trucks. With benefits such as improved fuel economy and easier recruiting of new drivers, it’s not hard to see why. Automatic transmissions such as the Allison are similar […]