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Top Causes for Winter Vehicle Breakdowns

Top Causes for Winter Vehicle Breakdowns

Keeping vehicles running throughout harsh winter conditions can prove stressful without the proper know-how. When temperatures drop precipitously, diesel fuel can gel, an engine’s moving parts can seize and even a vehicle’s tires can suffer. This article should help you to prevent a few of these kinds of catastrophes from occurring by explaining their exact causes in detail. Battery Failure Cold weather can prove especially taxing for your vehicle’s battery. Freezing temperatures affect your battery’s charging capacity, causing it to hold anywhere from 20 to 50 percent less of a charge depending on the chill’s intensity.1 Batteries caught in cold weather face more than mere charging challenges though; your engine’s oil is likely to have thickened from the cold as well. This leads to your battery being forced to supply large amounts of power for extended periods of time to crank your vehicle up. Both of the above effects add up to some serious st ... read more

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Most Important Items that Should Be on Your Diesel Truck Maintenance Checklist

Most Important Items that Should Be on Your Diesel Truck Maintenance Checklist

Whether you have a fleet of diesel vans and delivery trucks or a fleet of semi-trucks, it is vital to keep an accurate diesel truck maintenance checklist for each vehicle. If you are an owner-operator, while you won’t have a fleet of vehicles to manage, you, too, still need to maintain a maintenance checklist. Some of the most important items that should be on your maintenance checklist include: 1. Ensure you track your preventative maintenance mileage AND engine hours. For OTR drivers, tracking mileage is easy just by writing down what is on the dash display. However, you still need to track engine operating hours, especially if you find yourself stuck in stop-and-go traffic, have a PTO (Power Take Off), or are a local operator. 2. Make sure DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) system maintenance is on your checklist. DPF-related problems are caused by a lack of knowledge and understanding of the system, proper training ... read more

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Heavy-Duty SnowEx® Snow Plows

Don't wait til the last minute! East Coast Diesel is offering SnowEx Plows! For commercial contractors outfitting larger vehicles, only a heavy-duty snowplow will do. And the SnowEx® Heavy-Duty Series fits the bill. Powering ahead and rolling heavy snow farther with a 31″-tall steel blade, these snowplows feature a formed base channel that delivers extra stability. Vertical ribs, two angled Power Ribs, and massive quad design provide added strength to prevent blade twisting, even under the most punishing winter conditions. Heavy-Duty Construction Exceed Your Demands Tough enough to handle the most demanding conditions, the HD Series brings more brawn to plowing. Six vertical ribs, two angled Power Ribs and a massive quad design provide added torsional strength to prevent blade twisting even on the harshest and most punishing jobs. Tubular Steel A-Frame with Large Center Pin ... read more

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ECD purchases Heavy Duty Wrecker!

East Coast Diesel, LLC has purchased a Heavy Duty Wrecker. Our goal is to keep everyone rolling! Anywhere you go in Central North Carolina, you are likely to see large vehicles of every shape, size, and purpose. With many industries being located within the region, we see a lot of different types of trucks making their way in and out of the Raleigh area on the I-95, I-40, I-85 Interstates as well as other busy highways and roads. Where there are big trucks, there is a definite need for heavy duty towing and recovery services. Accidents, rollovers, high centers, and breakdowns can all require the assistance of specialized trucks and teams who can help in even the most demanding situations. Cities and towns that are located on or near these main interstates see a lot of big rigs on their way to and from industrial businesses. Durham, and Raleigh are all located in an area close to where the I-95 and I-40 connect. This busy area sees thousands of trucks each ... read more

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Now Offering Heavy Duty Truck Performance Parts

We at East Coast Diesel look forward to giving you the BEST in Diesel Performance Products! – This is why we became a Authorized Dealer for Bully Dog & SCT Performance Products and Tuning Chips / Programmers! Be sure to check out our online store to get your Bully Dog & SCT Products today! SCT Products SCT Performance LLC. is a leading provider of handheld automotive performance / fuel economy programmers and custom tuning software for Ford, General Motors and Dodge / Chrysler vehicles. Founded in 2003 by hard-core automotive enthusiasts, SCT’s employees share a passion for the products they create and the performance vehicles that utilize them. Our employees are not just engineers, managers and sales people. Many are performance enthusiasts that build, race and drive high performance vehicles. SCT’s strong background in software and OE automotive powertrain calibrations gives our company the ability to put the most powerful and functi ... read more

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