Quality is key when it comes to semi-tractor trailers and their automotive parts. While it’s enticing to buy parts and accessories that are an inexpensive store brand, they tend to lack quality and often lead to problems for semi-tractor trailers drivers and mechanics down the road. The engine of a semi-truck is six times bigger than the engine of a standard car in size and weight. Engines of semi-truck trailers are designed to run all the time. From one coast to another and town to town, these trucks need to get where they’re going without breaking down. Giving up quality truck parts for a cheaper alternative can cause a range of problems from overheating to noisy, inadequate brakes. For example, the water pump is responsible for circulating coolant throughout the cylinder head and engine block. Proper distribution allows the engine to cope with the internal heat produces and […]
Drivers can rarely prepared for a flat tire or dead battery, but these things happen. When an event like this does occur, it’s important for drivers to have 24/7 roadside maintenance to help get them back up and running no matter what time of day or night it is. Being stranded because of an engine malfunction or blown tire can, not only disrupt a trip, but also can be flat out dangerous. Tractor-trailer drivers drive all day and all night across states and even the country. It is their job to get goods or products from one place to another as efficiently as possible. On-the-road occurrences like overheating or running out of gas can trigger even more unfortunate events. Having to spend hours on the side of the road, waiting for a tow truck or mechanic means that the current delivery is going to be late. And deliveries […]
You probably see them all the time; shredded rubber laying across the highway as obstacles for motorists to avoid. It has probably even happened to your rig tires at some point. Thank goodness for dual tires. Regardless, knowing the signs when the time is right to replace your rig tires is always helpful for the best preparation. Before each haul, you should inspect all tires personally, as the driver. Not only should you inspect the tires on your cab, but the trailer itself to ensure the safety of your haul and fellow drivers. A short inspection of all 18 tires could also save damage to not only your rig, but to the motorists who may not see the tire debris. Cupping When your tires show inward dents, or ‘cups,’ it’s an indication of weak spots. They are soft and completely vulnerable to rupturing. It’s a phenomenon which occurs when tires […]
When shifting your rig becomes increasingly difficult and you are experiencing more difficulty ascending, there are strong indications your transmission may be on the way out. And when your transmission does finally conk out, you are faced with the difficult question; “should I have it replaced or rebuilt?” Every company has a unique financial situation. Obviously for ultimate longevity and the quickest fix, dropping in a new transmission is the way to go. You can order directly from the factory a newer, upgraded transmission with no defects or mileage. But this will be extremely costly, especially compared with how much it will be to have your existing transmission completely rebuilt. Once your transmission kicks the bucket, you can still get years of use out of it, and for much cheaper than the cost of having a brand new transmission installed. It’s simply a matter of having the right transmission mechanic […]
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