• 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.

  • Not All Is Gold

    Gone are the days when the technician could just tap into a hot wire to power radios and other add-on accessories. The voltages present in many circuits are less than battery voltage and power sensitive electrical components. Splicing into circuits can cause any number of other problems that can lead to failures of costly components or assemblies. But with Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries by your side you can get rid of those problems for good. Learn all about it here.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Keep On Pumping

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoThis is an oldy but still a good fix to remember. SureTrack community member MobleMech had a 1993 Chevrolet pickup in the shop where the fuel pump would keep running after turning off the key. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community members juniur, Ericsautomotive and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • GM Graphic Colors & Symbols

    These days many OEMs use colors in their graphics to describe repair procedures. They provide a simple universal description for procedures to follow when making repairs. Arrows and symbols are also used and provide additional repair or procedural instructions. Let’s take a quick look at some of these graphics from General Motors available in TruckSeries.

  • Maintenance Tips to Reduce Tire Wear

    In our high-tech age, it is all too easy to overlook the purely mechanical aspects of a truck that have needed to be maintained ever since some ingenious person mounted a wheel to an axle in order to move a load that was too large to be carried or dragged. With the help of our own Jake Schell, here are a few maintenance tips to help you and your fleet to reduce tire wear.