Topics Service & Repair

More NGVi classes scheduled for 2015

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has opened registration for more 2015 training courses. Registration is open for another two weeks for the Jan. 13-15 courses in Phoenix, and until Jan. 14 for the Institute’s Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training in Long Beach from Jan. 27-29. NGVi says it ...

Air system maintenance tips from Bendix

At the heart of a commercial vehicle’s air brake system is its air compressor, which pressurizes air in the primary and secondary tanks to provide power for the air brakes and other pneumatic systems. With commercial vehicle technology advancing and expanding the use of compressed air for non-braking functions, ...

Dana publishes engine downspeeding white paper

Dana Holding Corporation has published a new white paper for the commercial trucking industry that addresses the need for fleets ...

Noregon Systems releases JPRO informational video

Noregon Systems has released a three-minute video highlighting the features and benefits of the JPRO Next Step Service Information Module. Noregon says the video discusses the current methods technicians use to acquire service information and explains how Next Step accelerates the repair process by providing technicians with a “digital ...

Prestone says coolant analysis products now available

Prestone Products Corporation announces its new Heavy Duty Test Kits, Test Strips and Refractometer are now available as the complete solution to take the work and worry out of antifreeze/coolant system analysis. “These new Prestone Command heavy duty testing products are the culmination of more than 100 years of ...

Corrosion control: Stopping rust in its tracks

Rust and road salts are agents that could, over time, degrade even the hardiest trucks, and invasive chemical agents eventually can eat away frames and engine components. Less robust vehicle components such as floorboards, fenders and doors can be the first structures to fail due to corrosion. Today, with ...

Qwik Tech Tips focuses on batteries

This month's issue of Phillips Industries' Qwik Tech Tips tackles issues related to battery terminals and lugs. Available HERE, the publication provides advice for building a custom battery cable, complete with definitions and identification for terminals and lugs used throughout the heavy-duty market, as well as other industries.  The article ...

Mitchell 1 offers tips on DEF analysis

In a Shop Connection Blog post from Mitchell 1, the Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) offers tips on how to determine if Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) has been contaminated with common vehicle fluids. It’s a quick tip, but valuable information because contaminated DEF can damage system components and make ...

Understanding failure clues is a requirement for maintaining turbo performance

A turbocharger is a vital component to maximizing the performance of a commercial truck engine. Turbochargers increase engine power, boost fuel economy, and are important components in emission systems. When operating at peak levels, a turbocharger simply makes a truck run better. Today’s factory-installed turbochargers are built to run effectively ...

ConMet adds Spanish-language option to online training product

Consolidated Metco (ConMet) has released a Spanish-language version of its online Hub Training 2.0 at http://www.conmet.com/training-spanish. The second generation of this training, now available in Spanish and English, includes more subject matter on PreSet Plus hub assemblies, and greater detail on hubs and other ConMet wheel-end products, the company ...