Why You Should Consider Buying Used Truck Spare Parts

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If you run a trucking business, you'll need to undertake parts-replacement on your trucks as a normal part of fleet maintenance. You will also need to replace the bad or failed truck parts of in the event of vehicle breakdowns, be it due to an accident or a mechanical problem. When it is time to purchase spares for your trucks, you have two main options – to buy brand-new parts or used ones.

26 February 2020

How to Deal with Glazed Brake Pads

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Most modern cars or trucks have a disc braking system, as this is felt to be the most efficient way of bringing the vehicle to a halt safely. As you may know, this type of system relies on degradable replacement pads that wear down every time that the driver applies the pedal. However, in order to keep the vehicle running as long as possible without interruption and to make sure that everything is as safe as possible, the driver needs to keep an eye on those degradable parts and replace them as and when needed.

25 September 2019

A Few Tips for Protecting Your Vehicle's Turbo Booster

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A turbo booster or turbocharger is an engine accessory that compresses air before sending it to the engine; when air is compressed, more of it can reach the engine, and more air in the cylinders will cause the engine to also bring in more fuel. This creates added combustion, so an engine is then stronger and faster. Turbo boosters are often added to diesel engines, as these types of engines are not known for their speed, or they can give a car more pickup from a full stop.

27 April 2018

Glaze Runner: What Is Cylinder Glazing, And How Can I Prevent It Happening To My Diesel Engine?

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The average diesel engine is an enormously reliable and robust piece of equipment, and is generally significantly less vulnerable to serious mechanical failures than an equivalent, petrol-driven engine. However, these redoubtable engines are vulnerable to some mechanical problems that are specific to diesel engines, and one of the most common and difficult to deal with is the phenomenon known as cylinder glazing. What is cylinder glazing, and how does it occur to diesel engines?

2 February 2018

Trailer Spring Replacement: 3 Guiding Questions to Consider

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Selecting the best replacement springs for a trailer can be a daunting task if you are just learning to repair your trailer on your own. However, that task can be simplified if you have some guiding questions to help you navigate the wide variety of springs available on the market. This article discusses three of those guiding questions. Question 1: Which Type of Spring Do You Need? Many types of trailer springs, such as leaf springs and C-Hook springs are available on the market.

6 July 2016

What to Consider When Shopping for a Tractor

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A quality tractor is a very important tool to anyone who tills the land. However, the huge array of tractors on the market makes it hard for some people to choose one that would be suitable for them. This article discusses some key considerations that can help you to select the right tractor for your needs. Tractor Power Pay attention to two aspects of tractor power. First, consider the horsepower rating of the engine.

31 March 2016

The Signs of Brake Problems

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The brakes on your vehicle are essential to its overall safety and performance since it is important that you have the ability to easily stop using your braking system. But braking systems on your car typically begin to wear over time. This means that signs of brake problems should slowly become more noticeable. Most braking issues are gradual and not immediate, which allows you to be proactive with brake repair. Analysing brake problems is easier if you know what warning signs to be on the lookout for.

22 September 2015