Topics Service & Repair

MERA partners with Automotive Industry Action Group

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), the not-for-profit, member-supported organization that helps automotive companies operate at peak performance, and the ...

SAF-Holland publishes new tech tips feature

SAF-Holland has released another feature document in its new monthly tech tips series. The document, which can be found HERE, offers tips for fleet technicians and service providers for inspecting a pintle hook. According to SAF-Holland, pintle hook maintenance should be performed every three months or 30,000 miles, whichever ...

Kiene releases new Clutch Caddy adapter

Kiene Diesel has developed a new adapter for its multi-functional Clutch Caddy. According to Kiene, the CC2066 DPF kit includes a ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Getting tired

Inflating a commercial truck tire is no small task, as the guy in this video finds out. There are just too many common-sense fouls committed here to count in a 50-something second period of time. You don't notice any certification patches on his uniform, and I think it's easy ...

Selecting the right U-bolt

Hendrickson says there are four specifications required to obtain the correct U-bolt. Type of bend (round, semi-round, square, etc.) Length of legs (from inside highest point to end of the thread) Thread size and pitch (fine thread UNF, coarse thread UNC) Width (inside legs. Rolled Threads vs. Cut Threads Hendrickson says it uses only ...

Bruce Merrifield to present at SOLD event

Service Opportunities and Service Day (SOLD), set to be held Monday Jan. 27, 2014 at the Mirage in Las Vegas before HDAW ’14, will feature a session led by leading distributor profitability and service integration expert Bruce Merrifield. According to SOLD organizers, Merrifield has shared techniques for profitability improvement ...

NGVi announces registration info for upcoming training courses

Registration for the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) comprehensive training program in Charlotte, N.C. later this month closes next Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. NGVi says the event will begin with a NGV technician and fleet operations safety training session on Jan. 28 and will be followed by a CNG ...

Oil-based leak detection product

Tracerline introduces its Dye-Lite All-in-One full-spectrum fluorescent dye. According to Tracerline, the dye pinpoints leaks in all oil and oil-based fluid systems, including engine oil (includes synthetics), fuel, automatic transmission fluid, power steering and hydraulic fluid (petroleum-based). All-In-One dye ensures optimum leak detection because it actually contains two distinct fluorescent ...

PSI’s Cohn to answer questions online

For more than six years, the PSI Commercial Fleet Tire Digest has been offering subscribers the expert advice of Al Cohn, PSI’s director new market development and engineering support. Starting this year, PSI also will now offer readers to submit individual inquiries to Cohn. The questions will be answered ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Can-do attitude

The sparks from this guy's welder should try out for the Miami Heat. He appears to be a respectable distance away from the trash can, which is filled with, among other things, gasoline fumes. Nonetheless, a couple determined and perfectly placed arcs find their way in from way down ...