• Don’t Ignore the Un-Glamorous Drive Axle

    Drive axles may not be the most glamorous part of the truck but they are vital to keeping the truck moving down the road. Here are a few general guidelines from our own Jake Schell, Product Manager for Mitchell 1’s CVG, that work with most axles; and for everything else learn how Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries can help you out in this blog.

  • What’s in a Word? The Importance of Context When Communicating in a Shop

    Technicians sometimes form their own unique “languages” to communicate with each other and get the work done efficiently. Yet, the technical language that technicians and manufactures use to communicate often brings confusion through different words being used to describe the same thing. Learn how Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries can help you “translate” and simplify the language needed to quickly and efficiently repair your fleet of trucks here.

  • Selecting the Correct Fluid

    It is absolutely imperative to use the correct fluid whenever servicing a truck. Adding the wrong type of anti-freeze, oil or transmission fluid can cause severe damage to a component or system. Luckily, TruckSeries truck repair information provides oil, fluid and lubricant charts for most vehicles to make sure your shop avoids the repercussions of using the wrong fluid(s).

  • 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.

  • WHAT’S THAT FUNKY ODOR FROM MY A/C VENTS?

    Ever turn on your car, crank the air conditioner up and then promptly be greeted with the melodious odor of something “funky”? Find out what it could be from our own Dan Kincaid, Senior technical Director for Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries.

  • How to Avoid Unexpected ‘No Crank’ Events

    You open the door, hop onto the seat, insert the key and turn it only to be welcomed with a “NO CRANK”. The fix may be easy and you could be back on the road quickly or it could mean your truck’s sidelined for quite some time. But with Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries, preventing such events from happening is best way to keep your trucks on the road running smoothly!

  • ALIGNMENT BASICS 101

    A major cost of operating a fleet of trucks on the road daily is the cost of tires. Along with a good maintenance program that includes wheel balancing and tire rotation it is always a good idea to follow OEM recommendations for a Front End Alignment. Learn how Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries can help you master those alignment basics and get your trucks running smooth in this blog.

  • 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.