Photo: Love's

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Love’s Truck Tire Care has made diesel engine motor oil changes available at more than 130 locations.

The company has more than 270 Love’s Truck Tire Care facilities and says it will continue to add oil change capabilities to existing locations. The majority of locations are expected to be oil-change ready by the beginning of 2018. 

“Routine maintenance is vital for our customers,” said Dan Jensen, director of tire sales and services for Love’s. “By offering preventative oil change services for professional drivers, we are providing them with helpful maintenance while they’re already stopped for a meal or a break.”

Last year, Love’s began performing light mechanical work, such as wheel-end repairs, suspension repairs, air conditioning systems, and exhaust systems. Now, nearly all Love’s locations with a tire care center offer light mechanical services.

The company started manufacturing its own retread tires last year. Love’s now operates four retread facilities in Kingman, Arizona; Atlanta, Georgia; Plainfield, Indiana; and Grand Prairie, Texas. Retreads are completed and inspected at the facilities before being shipped to Love’s Truck Tire Care locations nationwide.

To meet increased demand for diesel service technicians, the company outfitted six Love’s Mobile Training Labs with training modules covering nearly every system found in diesel trucks. Certified trainers take the mobile training labs to Love’s Truck Tire Care locations around the country, teaching employees the latest techniques in various systems, including diagnostics, troubleshooting, break-fix and more. Love’s mechanics must pass written and practical skills tests before becoming certified.