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On-And-Off Engine Patterns Can Be Hard on Oil
<p><strong>The engine off/engine on pattern of city deliveries can be hard on the oil.</strong> <em>Photo: Deborah Lockridge</em></p> By Deborah Lockridge
Fleets that do city deliveries are increasingly turning vehicles off during deliveries rather than letting them idle. While this saves fuel and cuts emissions, and in many cases conforms with local regulations, Chevron warns that it could be affecting your engine oil.
The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained
If you're still not convinced of the benefits of low-rolling-resistance tires, this short video from Goodyear might help.
By Jim Park
There's little doubt left that tires formulated for lower rolling resistance work as advertised, but it's still tough to give up at few thousandths of an inch of tread. After all, tire miles are important, too. How much of a difference does the reduction in rolling resistance make?
5 Tips to Keep Your Battery Running in the Summer Heat
If you think the summer weather is easier on your battery than last winter's polar vortex, think again.
<p><em>Photo: Jim Park</em></p> By By Phil Shumard and Maria Orlando-Krick, EnerSys
While warmer temperatures help to increase battery capacity, making it easier to turn over the engine, they also cause an increase in the rate at which the battery deteriorates. When the temperature is warmer, the current conducting grids corrode faster, reducing the life of your battery.
5 Keys to Best Parts-Buying Practices
Price is just one factor in the purchasing equation.
By Denise Rondini
Trucks are on the road much longer than they used to be, and that translates into a greater demand and investment in parts, service, and ongoing maintenance. Which means parts purchasing decisions more important than ever.
Oil Viscosity: How Low Can You Go?
The lowdown on the new low-viscosity oils.
<p>Chevron conducted a live teardown of a Detroit DD15 engine, with more than 400,000 miles of service using Delo 400 XLE 10W-30, during the Mid-America Trucking Show. <em>Photo: Evan Lockridge</em></p> By Deborah Lockridge
To meet expected greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency standards, oil companies and engine makers have been busy developing a new standard for engine oils that will provide a new type of lower-viscosity oil to improve engine efficiency.


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Penray Releases New Synthetic Media Heavy-Duty Coolant Filters Penray has released a line of heavy-duty coolant filters which feature new synthetic media technology.
Noregon Introduces Trailer Diagnostic Adapter Noregon Systems has released a new trailer diagnostic adapter for analyzing trailer ABS issues.
Remy Has 215-Amp High-Efficiency Alternator A new high-efficiency alternator from Remy is available for truck applications such as line-haul tractors with anti-idling equipment, emergency vehicles, refuse trucks and utility vehicles.
Snap-on Introduces Protective Guard Kits The colored kits provide extra protection and a little flair.
Heavy-Duty Inground Lift Offers Higher Capacity Rotary Lift's modular, environmentally friendly, heavy-duty inground lift, the MOD35 Series, offers improved lifting capacity, patent-pending pendant controls, and reduced installation costs.


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