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


Tire maintenance and fuel efficiency are important issues for truck fleets. In order to remain profitable, it is essential for fleet managers to find ways to maximize fuel economy and extend tire life. Tire pressure has a significant impact on all aspects of fleet efficiency. Improper tire inflation in commercial truck tires may be a… Read More


One of the most important elements to assure a smooth running engine is oil. Periodic oil checks are necessary to make sure that your engine has the amount of oil it needs, and that the oil is clean enough to do its job effectively. A monthly oil check is a simple-to-do maintenance step that will… Read More


As anyone who has ever experienced hydroplaning can attest, it is a very alarming situation. Hydroplaning happens when water pressure causes your car to lift up and slide on a thin layer of water, and your tires lose contact with the road. It has the serious potential to be very dangerous because hydroplaning makes the… Read More


No matter what the fleet size, commercial tires are a major and crucial investment. Implementing strategies for extending tire life can provide serious cost-savings for fleet managers. More importantly, tactics used to maximize commercial tire life can also significantly improve safety for commercial truck drivers. 1. Choose the right commercial tire for the application. Selecting… Read More