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How Often Is Fleet Maintenance Diesel Service Needed?

How Often Is Fleet Maintenance Diesel Service Needed?

The diesel engines used in today’s commercial vehicles and semi-trucks are more complex, in part due to advances in technology. Computers, computer chips, electronics, and other such things are used to help provide better fuel efficiency, torque, and horsepower. As such, regular fleet maintenance diesel service is necessary to keep the engine running and operating correctly. Signs Diesel Service Is Required Diesel engines will provide several early warning signs diesel service is required now, not later. If you ignore these warning signs, you could be looking at a costlier diesel engine repair service. Noticeable Exhaust Smoke: If you see smoke coming out of the exhaust pipes, there is a problem that needs to be fixed. The color of the smoke can help pinpoint what is wrong. Let your diesel mechanic know what color smoke you saw ... read more

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9 Simple Summer Truck Maintenance and Care Tips

9 Simple Summer Truck Maintenance and Care Tips

The last thing you want to do is be sitting on the side of the road with a broken-down truck waiting for truck and trailer repair. To keep your truck rolling all summer long, it is important to stay current on your truck maintenance and care using these great tips. 1. Do a self-inspection before hitting the road. Take the time to do a full walk-around. Look at the tires and check for abnormal wear, low air levels, bulging “bubbles” on tire walls, disconnect cables, and so on. Carry a tire pressure gauge with you to do a check of air pressure if a tire looks low.   Look behind the tires and under the rig for fluids that may have leaked out of brake lines or the engine. Make sure to check cables, wires, and other connections on the back of the rig that connect to the trailer for signs of wear and damage. If you can spot a problem before driving, it can prevent a break-down later. 2. Chec ... read more

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Truck Repair 101: 7 Bad Truck Smells You Should Never Ignore

Truck Repair 101: 7 Bad Truck Smells You Should Never Ignore

Your commercial vehicles require regular fleet maintenance to ensure they keep running and stay on the road. There are times when your drivers might report that they are noticing funny smells coming from their trucks. It is worth your time to investigate and find out whether there could be a bigger issue that could require truck repair service. 1. Diesel/Gas Fuel Diesel and gas smells are common when filling up and around the fuel tank. Yet, if they persist and linger, it often indicates there is a leak in the fuel line or a faulty fuel injector. You should have your mechanic check it out as soon as possible. A good indication of a Fuel problem is on a Diesel is excessive smoke, lack of power and a burning feeling in your eyes. 2. Burning Oil The smell of burning oil could occur if any oil is spilled when topping it off. It should not continue to smell for a long time. If it does, it means there is an oil leak somewhere that needs to be repaired. You also need to remember ... read more

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