• 5 Steps to a more accurate diagnosis

    Diagnostic procedures usually help us to dot our i’s and cross our t’s when we take the time to follow them. Having a diagnostic path to follow is a great help, even though it may appear a bit laborious at times. Here are 5 steps from our own Jake Schell to help you get a more accurate diagnosis.

  • Fully Electric Trucks in Our Future

    When it comes to protecting and restoring the environment, it should come as no surprise that the commercial trucking industry would adopt positions that mirror those of the public sector. As a result, in recent years, several large commercial truck manufacturers have been studying the possibilities and logistics of using fully-electric commercial trucks, typically known as EV’s (Electric Vehicles). Read more about it here.

  • So Your Truck Needs a Smoke Test?

    When all systems are operating properly, today’s newer diesel engines do not produce smoke like older diesel engines used to. The days of “rolling coal” are over, and this is a great thing for our health and the environment, too. Learn about modern day smoke tests from our knowledgeable truck pros in this latest edition of our TruckSeries blog.

  • Checking Your Scan Tool’s Connection

    Ever try to find the light switch in the middle of the night in an unfamiliar room? Well, walking around in the dark half asleep is much like trying to diagnose a diagnostic trouble code or a drivability issue without a scan tool on today’s trucks. But maintaining that scan tool is just as important as using it. Learn from our own Jake Schell, on how important these scan tools truly can be.

  • 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.

  • Smoking is Expensive!

    While road hazards may not be avoidable and are well beyond the control of the technician in the shop, tire maintenance is a step technicians may take to keep tires in good order. Learn how Mitchell1 TruckSeries can help you out here.

  • 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.

  • Location, Location, Location

    Mitchell1 TruckSeries provides component locations in various places throughout the articles. Just type the name of your component into 1Search Plus or locate component in correct category located in the Service Manual menu. You will find them in Component Locations, Removal and Installation, Engine Views or Description and Operation sub titles.