Topics Service & Repair

Mitchell 1 adds school buses to Repair-Connect.net

Mitchell 1 has added school buses to its trouble code repair information product, Repair-Connect.net. The company now provides access to complete engine diagnostic repair information for all of the most common school bus types. “We’re delighted to offer engine diagnostic information for the school bus sector of our industry, expanding ...

Bendix offers service tips for Brake Safety Week

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Brake Safety Week campaign taking place this week (Sept. 7-13) Bendix Commercial Vehicle ...

CAT leader to keynote reman conference

Robert Paternoga, general manager, remanufacturing, Caterpillar Inc., will deliver the evening keynote address during the MERA-Golisano remanufacturing and sustainability conference on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. “Bob Paternoga’s experience and outlook related to remanufacturing and sustainability will be well-received ...

Last chance for early bird registration to World Reman Summit

There are just days remaining to take advantage of early bird registration savings for two conferences hosted by the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Sept. 24-26, 2014, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. Both conferences are intended for senior executives engaged in ...

Phillips tackles electrical currents in Qwik Tech Tips

Phillips has released its latest issue of Qwik Tech Tips. This month’s issue focuses on electrical current, specifically “the path of least resistance.” “Resistance in terms of electricity is anything that limits the flow of electrical current, whether it be slowing it down or reducing the amount of electricity ...

Torque lock tools from Milwaukee

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its hand tool offering and the recently launched line of Torque Lock locking tools. With the new product line, Milwaukee introduces several gripped locking plier options, in both curved jaw and long nose styles that provide a durable, comfortable grip for prolonged use and ...

Milwaukee Tool debuts steel cutting tool

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its Hand Tool offering with the launch of two new Long Cut Snip Solutions. Built from the ground up for peak performance and durability, Milwaukee says the new Long Cut Straight Snips and Long Cut Offset Snips are innovative solutions for metalworking and mechanical ...

ACOFAS schedules electronic diagnostics clinic

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) has announced the topic for its next educational seminar: electrical diagnostics. Set for Nov. 4-5, 2014 in Raleigh, N.C., ACOFAS says the course will educate technicians on the computer technology trucks and trailer now require to diagnose and repair, and ...

Chevron details strategies for avoiding turbocharger failure

Many fleet managers I know have a love/hate relationship with the turbochargers so essential to modern diesel engine. The advantages of turbochargers in terms of increased power, torque and engine efficiency are obvious. The frustration of vehicle downtime and expensive repair bills due to blown turbochargers is the ...

NGVi enhances online curriculum

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has added two new e-learning options to its comprehensive CNG Fueling Training program. These e-learning courses have been developed by NGVi to complement their classroom equivalents, CNG Fueling Station Design Training and CNG Fueling Station Operation and Maintenance Training. Both classes, accessible through an ...