A dead car battery is a major inconvenience that can strike at any time. As the temperatures get colder, the likelihood of a dead car battery increases, since low temperatures cause batteries to become more sluggish. Fortunately, a jump start is usually all it takes to revive a dead battery. It is important to be… Read More

If your operation serves the northern states, Midwest, or any other area that’s affected by the seasons, now is a good time to start thinking about getting your fleet ready for the winter driving.  Dropping temperatures, icy roads, and heavy snowfalls all create increased problems for drivers.  The key to managing these challenges is preparation.… Read More

Now is traditionally the time of year when everyone goes back to school. If you have a young driver, or a student who’s just received a learner’s permit in your life, now is a good time to educate them about safe driving. In addition to being educated on things like safe following distance, how to check… Read More

One of the most dangerous situations a driver may encounter on the road is having to quickly stop a vehicle on a wet or icy road. This is because instead of making contact with the road and gaining traction, the vehicle’s tires slide across the surface of the road. Since the late 70’s, auto manufacturers… Read More

Did you know that summer heat can increase in the rate at which your battery deteriorates? As the temperature rises, the current conducting grids corrode faster, reducing battery life. Summer heat also increase the rate of sulfation, which refers to the lead sulfate that develops on both electrodes as the battery discharges. Sulfation can eventually lead… Read More

While sudden wheel loss from a moving truck is a fairly uncommon occurrence, it does happen more often than people realize. Often times wheel loss is related to the amount of torque applied during wheel assembly. Wheel loss, or wheel runoff, can lead to a host of serious dangers as the driver loses control of… Read More

Fleet managers do all they can to ensure the safety, efficiency, and profitability of their fleet. As the cost of doing business rises day by day, taking care of your fleet is an important thing you can do get the most out of every trip and every gallon. Keeping up on regular fleet maintenance is… Read More

Although accessory belts might not be something you think about when taking care of your car, they do play a crucial role in the operation of your vehicle and should not be overlooked.  It is important to keep an eye on your accessory belts because they do wear and are susceptible to damage over time.… Read More

Established in the 1970’s, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence is an independent non-profit organization that works to optimize the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. They developed the ASE Certification test as a way for both shop owners and auto service customers to evaluate the level of expertise… Read More

The main way we judge what kind of shape tires are in is to look at the tread wear. This is usually the best indication of whether or not a tire is in good shape to perform reliably and safely. There is another problem tires can have that does not necessarily show in the tread… Read More