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The Importance of Changing Your Truck's Air Filter

The Importance of Changing Your Truck's Air Filter

Neglecting to change the air filter in your truck can lead to a range of problems. The air filter is crucial for maintaining clean airflow into the engine. Over time, a dirty filter can become clogged...

Dec 3, 20233 min read
Symptoms and impact Of the bad throttle Position Sensor

Symptoms and impact Of the bad throttle Position Sensor

The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a critical component in your vehicle's engine management system. It acts like a messenger, informing the car's computer about the position of the throttle. In sim...

Dec 3, 20234 min read
Getting and Upgrading Heavy-Duty Axle Shafts for Hauling and Towing

Getting and Upgrading Heavy-Duty Axle Shafts for Hauling and Towing

When you tow or haul something, the strength of your vehicle's axle shafts is very important. As a mechanic, you need to know the difference between standard axle shafts and heavy-duty ones and how to...

Dec 1, 20233 min read
Guide to Leasing a Semi Truck for New Truckers

Guide to Leasing a Semi Truck for New Truckers

Many people want to be their own boss, and for truck drivers, this is a realistic goal. The trucking industry is perfect for independent drivers to do well. To start as an independent truck driver, yo...

Dec 1, 202310 min read
Review of The PACCAR TX-18, TX-12, and TX-8 transmissions

Review of The PACCAR TX-18, TX-12, and TX-8 transmissions

The PACCAR TX-18, TX-12, and TX-8 transmissions are notable components in the heavy-duty trucking industry, each designed to meet specific needs and applications. Below is a detailed comparison and re...

Nov 30, 20233 min read
10 Key Signs Your Truck Engine Needs an Overhaul

10 Key Signs Your Truck Engine Needs an Overhaul

A lot of truck owners see their car as more than just a way to get around; it's an important part of their job, their lifestyle, or their hobby. To keep your truck engine running well and lasting a lo...

Nov 30, 20233 min read
9 Proven Tips to Maximize Your Truck Battery's Lifespan

9 Proven Tips to Maximize Your Truck Battery's Lifespan

Maintaining your truck's battery in optimal condition is vital for ensuring reliability and longevity. Here are some expert tips, presented in a unique order, to help you keep your truck battery perfo...

Nov 29, 20232 min read
Cummins ISX Engine - Repair, Problems, Specs, Review

Cummins ISX Engine - Repair, Problems, Specs, Review

Understanding the complexities and potential problems of a Cummins ISX engine is essential for maintenance. This page explores the different facets of Cummins ISX repair, illuminating its distinct fea...

Nov 29, 20233 min read
Comparing Hydraulic vs. AIR Brakes - What brakes do trucks use?

Comparing Hydraulic vs. AIR Brakes - What brakes do trucks use?

Selecting the appropriate braking system for your truck is essential for both performance and safety. Here, we explore the differences between hydraulic and air brakes to assist you in selecting the r...

Nov 28, 20233 min read
How to Prepare Your Truck for Winter

How to Prepare Your Truck for Winter

Winter brings a unique set of challenges for truck drivers, from icy roads to extreme temperatures. Preparing your truck for these conditions is essential for safety, efficiency, and comfort. Whether ...

Nov 28, 20233 min read
Wheel Balancing of the Truck

Wheel Balancing of the Truck

Truck wheel balancing is a crucial component of car maintenance that has a big impact on the lifespan of tires, fuel economy, and general safety. This page explores the nuances of wheel balancing, pro...

Nov 28, 20233 min read
Winter Trucking: Mastering Safety on Icy Roads

Winter Trucking: Mastering Safety on Icy Roads

As the chill of winter sets in, truck drivers face one of their most daunting challenges: navigating icy roads. These conditions not only increase the risk of accidents but also add stress and complex...

Nov 27, 20234 min read