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5 Most Common Truck Repairs

5 Most Common Truck Repairs Fleet managers must possess a clear understanding of the vehicles that are part of their service to make sure they meet operational targets. This requires extensive knowledge of different truck repairs. That’s why, will highlight the 5 most common truck repairs for fleet managers, to help guide the maintenance process within their fleets. Wheel Bearing s Problems The wheel bearings are what keeps the wheel moving with as little friction as possible on the road. Truck drivers will notice that the bearings have started degrading by the increased noise that’s coming from their wheel wells while they are moving. Also, drivers may experience vehicle jerking or unstable movements, while driving. If one or more of these symptoms occur, it’s best to have your wheel bearings inspected. Fluid Leaks and Brake Failures The braking system of modern trucks can experience fluid leaks regularly due to the larger payload applying pressure on the brakes. Also, brake fai

3 Warning Signs of Failing Wheel Bearings

3 Warning Signs of Failing Wheel Bearings Like many other vital components in your vehicle, the wheel bearings are small and it’s quite easy to forget about them, however, they are essential to the safety of your automobile. The wheel bearings help to keep your wheels attached to your car and allowing them to spin freely without accumulating too much heat. Like any other car component, over time, wheel bearings wear out. Usually, the failure of the wheel bearings is due to bad installation or damage from an accident. Once they wear down, they have to be replaced. If left uncared for, or unreplaced, they will eventually break and lead to one or several wheels coming off completely while driving. Unfortunately, a failing wheel bearing can occur fast and is usually not easy to detect. However, several telltale signs indicate a possible failure of the wheel bearings : Strange Noises – the most common indicator of a failing wheel bearing are the odd noises they make. When your wheel bear

Honda Maintenance for the Fall Season

 Honda Maintenance for the Fall Season Honda vehicles are reliable, there is no doubt about it. In fact, they may very well be the most reliable. However, every car, no matter how reliable, needs to be taken care of, properly! In this article, we will discuss the appropriate fall maintenance for your Honda. Check the battery Since cold weather can affect the battery in a negative way, especially if it is an old car battery, you should have it inspected at an auto repair shop that specializes in Honda cars . Preparation in case of rain As you drive, you need to have clear visibility of the surroundings. In order to do that, ensure the windshield wiper blades are in proper condition, this basically means that they can still be able to handle either rain or snow (just in case). There are such products as Rain-X that you can also use, although it is not necessary. Condition under the hood You, as the owner of your vehicle, are the one that can notice if something doesn’t feel right with th

Common Signs Indicating Alternator Failure

 Common Signs Indicating Alternator Failure If your car’s alternator does not operate as it should, then the power of your battery becomes liable to run dry, which could leave you stranded. The alternator plays an important part in getting your car to fire up, as well as allowing you to keep driving down the road. Here are 6 signs that indicate a potential alternator failure. Dashboard Indication If your vehicle detects trouble with your alternator, the letters ALT or GEN, on the dashboard, will become illuminated. The light could also be in the shape of a small battery. Usually, this is the first indication of an alternator problem. Dead Battery It’s quite normal for a battery to die as it approaches the end of its life cycle. However, if yours is new or newish, and has died, then the issue might be with the alternator. Failure of Electrical Accessories A faulty alternator could lead to issues with other electrical accessories, such as power windows, radio, and power seats. Fl

Common Symptoms of a Failing ABS Control Module

Common Symptoms of a Failing ABS Control Module The anti-lock braking system is an extra safety feature found on most modern vehicles. The purpose of the ABS system is to help prevent wheels from locking during heavy braking situations, preventing the vehicle from hydroplaning or skidding. The ABS system consists of an ABS module and ABS sensors, placed at every wheel. The sensors detect wheel speed and in turn, send a message to the ABS module to quickly pump the brakes when it’s detected that the vehicle has lost traction or is skidding. When the ABS system is malfunctioning, the loss of traction, hydroplaning, and skidding are highly likely to happen under heavy braking conditions. Typically, on most vehicles, the ABS system is designed to provide you with many warning signs that indicate a certain problem with the system. Knowing these warning signs and addressing the problem right away will help ensure the proper functioning of your ABS systems for maximum safety. 1.The brake