Topics Service & Repair

Volvo launching service-based QR code

Volvo Trucks announced Thursday an initiative to place QR Codes on all new vehicles effective April of this year. The codes, ...

NTP, WEE agree to service contract

National Truck Protection Inc. (NTP) announced Thursday that the company has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Worldwide Equipment Enterprises (WEE) which will offer NTP extended service contracts (ESC) to all of its customers. “At NTP, we are constantly looking for partners who understand the invaluable protection ESCs can provide and the security and comfort that ...

Rotary Lift provides heavy-duty lift guide

Rotary Lift has introduced a guide to help service providers identify which lifts should be used during service operations. The guide ...

NEXIQ announces new ABS product

NEXIQ Technologies has released two new products in anti-lock brake system (ABS) diagnostic software. These new products, the ProLink iQ and Pocket iQ ABS, provide brake coverage for a wide range of applications. With the introduction of the ABS Suite, the ProLink iQ becomes a full-service brake scanning tool, providing ...

Phillips provides information on troubleshooting lighting

The December issue of Qwik Tech Tips, a monthly newsletter published by Phillips Industries, outlines how best to troubleshoot trailer lights when they are not working properly, the company says. Under the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) measurement system, a vehicle found operating with ...

Luber-finer launches maintenance calculator

In conjunction with the announcement of it's new new line of Heavy-Duty Time Release Technology (TRT) Oil Filters, Luber-finer also has launched a new online oil filter TRT Value Calculator. The company claims its TRT oil filters provide a controlled release of a specially formulated and concentrated liquid additive into the oil supply, ...

New tool monitors, tests diesel engine heaters

Unique Truck Equipment released a new tool to test and monitor the function of block heaters, fuel tank heaters, battery heaters and oil pan heaters. According to Unique Truck Equipment, The Power Block - Block Heater Tester identifies a failing heater by testing volts, amps, and watts before the ...

Volvo upgrades Texas customer support

Since January 2010, work capacity has grown 32 percent at Volvo Trucks locations throughout Texas and state-wide dealer investments have resulted in an increase of 170 truck service bays, 138 Volvo-certified technicians and a 39 percent increase in parts inventory, the company says. “The increase in work capacity at these ...

Stertil-Koni introduces self-regenerating lift

Stertil-Koni has recently delivered seven Earthlift hydraulic green lifts to a customer in Ontario, Canada. “Earthlift is the first hydraulic green mobile column lift in the industry. Its columns are made with components that are 98 percent recyclable and the Active Energy Retrieval System (AERS) allows operators to achieve ...

Dorman launches new site for diesel repair market

Dorman Products announced the launch of a new website for the diesel repair market. DormanDiesel.com connects site visitors with Dorman’s aftermarket diesel products. Dorman claims the new site makes parts searches easier by focusing searches based on engine size rather than the more typical year range. Users can select the appropriate engine, and ...