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AutoComp Elite Brake Lathe

The new 7-inch touchscreen offers a user-friendly interface that allows technicians to quickly look up required adaptors, operate the lathe, and view instructional videos.

Image of natural gas spark plug courtesy of E3 Spark Plugs.

Products

E3 Natural Gas Spark Plugs

he E3 Natural Gas Spark Plug is a modification of plugs developed for race applications where heat and extreme use can affect durability and ignition capacity.

This truck demonstrates uneven treads on dual tires. Photo by Les Smart.

Articles

Tire Maintenance: It’s Not Just Checking Tire Pressure

For proper tire care, it’s also important to make sure that each tire has adequate tire tread left and to check that the sidewalls have no cuts or damage.

Photo courtesy of TA Truck Service

News

TA Truck Service Turns Attention to Smaller Fleets

While TA Truck Service has historically focused on large, national fleets, the company is now going after vocational fleets and multi-use construction companies.

Photo of grand opening ceremony courtesy of Continental

News

BestDrive Opens Denver Commercial Tire Center

Established in 2010, BestDrive now has 22 commercial tire centers across the United States, with plans to expand into eight additional states by the end of 2018. Colorado marks the company’s 13th U.S. state.

Extensive engine testing of the new oils involved engine teardowns. Photo: Chevron

Articles

The New Oils: An Update on CK-4 and FA-4

Last December, for the first time, the American Petroleum Institute started licensing two different approved heavy-duty diesel engine oils. CK-4 adoption is going largely as expected, but very few fleets are using FA-4 yet – because very few engine makers so far are recommending it.

Photo: Steven Martinez

News

Technician Shortage Worse Than Previously Thought

In a new report, the TechForce Foundation is predicting that demand for new vehicle technicians over the next ten years will be three times higher than was previously expected.

Image courtesy of Sage Oil Vac

Products

NextLube Monitor

Sage Oil Vac launched the NextLube monitor system, which provides more operator control for oil and fluid changes.

To determine if your tires are up to the job you’re asking them to do, you’ll next to establish a consistent program to track their performance – and then follow through with it. Photo: Michelin

Articles

Are Your Tires up to the Job?

Tires look alike, but the wrong tire doing the wrong job can be a productivity killer for fleets. Tracking tires and matching them for the task at hand takes constant patience and vigilance.

Image courtesy of Remy Power Products

Products

Starters, Alternators for Sprinter Vans

Remy Power Products has added a new line of starter and alternator part numbers for 2002 to 2016 Sprinter van applications.

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