Tips and Info

Monthly oil checks are an important part of your vehicle’s maintenance that will keep your engine running right and help you avoid costly engine problems down the road. Fortunately, oil checks are simple to do and don’t require a lot of time. Let’s first look at the essential role oil plays and then review the… Read More


According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), National Tire Safety Week 2017 is coming up: May 28th – June 3rd.  They describe this week as an, “initiative to rally the tire industry in a focused effort to help drivers learn simple yet essential steps to maintain their tires.” Tires are one of the biggest investments… Read More


The Car Care Council has declared April National Car Care Month. The start of spring is a great time to take care of any issues that you may have put off addressing during winter months. Since April is traditionally a wet month, it is important to make sure your car is ready for traveling on… Read More


When snow and freezing rain fall you may find the site of the salt truck rolling down your street to be very comforting. Salting is an effective and quick way to make roadways safer for travel. But a look at your shoes after walking through salty slush will remind you of the damaging effects of… Read More


Your business depends on the mobility of your fleet, and your fleet depends on good, quality tires. You rely on the condition of your tires for your business operations, but more importantly the lives of your drivers depend on their safe performance. If you need another reason to make the care of your fleets’ tires… Read More


Truck wheel refinishing should always be done by a knowledgeable and experienced professional. Regulations put forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) in the mid-eighties made it a requirement that rust and debris be removed from truck wheels before mounting a tire. Dirt and rust can prevent rim components from seating properly or… Read More


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


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