锘??xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> Back on the Road - Maintenance A Blog by TA & Petro Stopping Centers http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/ http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification BlogEngine.NET 3.3.5.0 en-US http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/opml.axd http://www.dotnetblogengine.net/syndication.axd My name Back on the Road 0.000000 0.000000 Tips to Start or Strengthen Your Preventive Maintenance Program <p><img src="http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/image.axd?picture=/2020 Blog Posts/commercial-truck-preventive-maintenance.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Every day your engine is under attack. Sludge deposits, wear, oxidation and heat work together to chip away at your engine&rsquo;s performance, creating dirty surfaces full of contaminants, unwanted friction and uneven oil viscosity.</p> <p></p> <p>Depending on where and how you drive, you could be making matters worse. Subjecting your engine to severe cold or heat for hundreds of miles can thicken or thin your oil, cutting your expected oil change interval. Routes with frequent steep inclines or rough surfaces, or even just pushing your rig too hard, can affect efficiency too.</p> <p>Oil is your engine&rsquo;s first line of defense. But how much do you know about the liquid that&rsquo;s hard at work under the hood, defending your truck&rsquo;s powerhouse?</p> <p>It might be tempting to pick the quickest, cheapest option next time you pull into the bay for a PM, but your engine &ndash; and the rest of your rig &ndash; will appreciate high quality products, thorough lubrication and some extra inspection.</p> <h4>Conventional vs. Synthetic</h4> <p>When it comes to oil, a driver&rsquo;s first choice is conventional or synthetic. Conventional oil is a mixture of organic compounds made of crude oil. It&rsquo;s been used for decades to protect critical engine parts and it gets the job done. However, it does have limitations. Conventional oil can leave sludge deposits that stress the engine, causing it to run at higher temperatures with lower performance.</p> <p>Synthetic takes lubrication to the next level. It&rsquo;s made at chemical plants, so it has a uniform structure, which allows the oil to flow more freely through the engine than its conventional counterpart. Synthetic oils can capture and suspend sludge as it develops, and can even clean up existing sludge left behind from years of using conventional oil.</p> <p>15W40, 10W30 or 5W30. Breaking down these terms can tell you more about the oil you&rsquo;re planning on putting into your engine. 15W, 10W or 5W tells you the oil&rsquo;s viscosity or a measure of the resistance of the fluid&rsquo;s flow at colder temperatures. The lower the number, the thinner the oil at cold temperatures, and of course thicker oils flow more slowly. The number at the end, 40 or 30, tells you the oil&rsquo;s resistance to thinning at engine operating temperatures. Again, the lower the number, the thinner the oil. Low viscosity oils deliver better low-temperature performance, while a higher viscosity can keep oil from thinning too much in hot climates.</p> <h4>Benefits of Extra Inspection</h4> <p>Don&rsquo;t make the mistake of thinking your PM is complete after the oil is changed. There&rsquo;s grease, transmission fluids and gear oil to consider too.</p> <p>Grease is made of oil, thickener and additives and provides rust protection by preventing water spray-off and wash-off on equipment like the universal joint, fifth wheel, clutch throw-out bearings and main greasing points like tie rod ends, spring pin bushings, king pin and the chassis. Although synthetic and advanced synthetic oils mean more miles between engine oil changes, greasing intervals aren&rsquo;t growing at the same pace. For example, a fifth wheel still needs greased every 15,000 miles or monthly.</p> <p>You might not think about how transmission fluid prevents wear of gears, bearings and bushings, protects against corrosion and acts as a heat transfer fluid, but as soon as it&rsquo;s not doing its job you&rsquo;ll notice. Misapplication of transmission fluid can mean reduced fuel economy, abrupt or hard shifts if the static friction is too high, sluggish operation at low temperatures if viscosity is too high and leaking through seals if viscosity is too low.</p> <p>Clean gear oil extends gear, bearing and seal life, protects against low-speed, high-torque wear and high-speed scoring. That means not only longer equipment life and reduced maintenance costs, but also improved fuel economy and lower operating costs.</p> <p>TA Truck Service shops have the products your engine needs, plus comprehensive service to go with them. Our Ultimate PM is unique in the industry, and is the only to include all of these services:</p> <ul> <li>Fill oil to capacity</li> <li>Change all fuel and oil filters</li> <li>Electronic checklist</li> <li>Tractor lubrication</li> <li>Check all gear boxes</li> <li>Check coolant level and freeze point&nbsp;</li> <li>SCA/ELC contamination checks&nbsp;</li> <li>Push rod stroke inspection</li> <li>Check all coolant hoses and belts&nbsp;</li> <li>Check steering fluid and windshield washer fluid</li> <li>Check wiper blades and air filter&nbsp;</li> <li>Check tires for excessive wear&nbsp;</li> <li>Gauge and inflate tires or lube trailer&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>For time and cost conscious drivers, <a href="http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/amenities/truck-repair-maintenance/preventive-maintenance/truck-oil-change-packages">we also offer</a> our take on the industry standard service level, the Premium PM or the quick and affordable Rapid PM. In between intervals, our technicians are happy to keep your equipment lubricated with our <a href="http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/amenities/truck-repair-maintenance/preventive-maintenance/complete-preventive-maintenance-service">Mid-Interval Extended Maintenance</a>&nbsp;package.</p> <p>Your next oil change is a purchase you plan for. Why wouldn&rsquo;t you plan to get your PM from the best? TA Truck Service shops are proud to feature high quality Mobil Delvac synthetic-blend, synthetic and advanced synthetic oils, not to mention, our shops have the Voted Best Lubrication/PM for <a href="http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/voted-best">nine years running</a>.&nbsp;But the service we provide is so much more than a statistic. Our expert technicians can protect your investment from grease to gear oil, so you can drive with confidence in between intervals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/amenities/truck-repair-maintenance/preventive-maintenance/current-preventive-maintenance-promotions">Get&nbsp;a FREE UltraONE UltraCredit</a> when you purchase a Mobil Delvac Ultimate PM through Aug. 31.</p> http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post/preventive-maintenance-tips-from-ta-truck-service http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post/preventive-maintenance-tips-from-ta-truck-service#comment http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post.aspx?id=19953bd1-909f-494c-a1ec-392a80fb4f47 鍛ㄤ笁, 24 鍏湀 2020 17:12:00 -0400 Maintenance TA Truck Service Preventive Maintenance Extended Maintenance TA Truck Service http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/pingback.axd http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post.aspx?id=19953bd1-909f-494c-a1ec-392a80fb4f47 0 http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/trackback.axd?id=19953bd1-909f-494c-a1ec-392a80fb4f47 http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post/preventive-maintenance-tips-from-ta-truck-service#comment http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/syndication.axd?post=19953bd1-909f-494c-a1ec-392a80fb4f47 Truck A/C Maintenance Tips to Help You Beat the Summer Heat <p><img src="http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/image.axd?picture=/2019 Blog Po/06-June/AC Repair_main.jpg" alt="TA Truck Service technician performing commercial truck air conditioning services." /></p> <p>On a hot summer day, the last thing you want is to feel a blast of warm air hitting your face after you turn on your air conditioning. When the summer heat is on, a malfunctioning A/C system will leave you uncomfortably shifting in your seat. It can affect the safety and performance of your entire vehicle&mdash;and your productivity.</p> <p></p> <p>With proper care and maintenance you can keep your A/C system running smooth and your deliveries on schedule this summer.</p> <h4>The Cold, Hard Facts</h4> <p>Today&rsquo;s A/C systems are fairly complex and continue to evolve alongside technology. Learning how your A/C system works and how to properly maintain it can help keep you cool and cruising during a summer scorcher.</p> <p>A/C systems are made up of several vital components. At the core of the system is the compressor, a belt-driven device that essentially functions as a pump. It gets its name from compressing refrigerant gas and transferring it into the condenser. The condenser is a heat-dissipating mechanism that helps cool the refrigerant. It does this by radiating heat released by compressed gases and condenses them into high pressure liquids.</p> <p>Some systems also have a dryer, while others may have what&rsquo;s called an accumulator. Both devices help remove moisture and contaminants from the system. Today&rsquo;s systems also have expansion valves or orifice tubes, which help control the flow of refrigerant throughout the system.</p> <p>Lastly is the evaporator, which is designed to remove heat from inside your vehicle. It does this by boiling the refrigerant into a gas before transferring it back to the compressor.</p> <h4>Out With the Old, In With the New</h4> <p>While today&rsquo;s technology has helped modern A/C systems function more efficiently, these improvements also create a challenge for technicians.</p> <p>Modern heat exchangers have a parallel design, whereas older devices have a serpentine design. The modern design allows refrigerant to travel through multiple pathways as it moves across the exchangers, whereas the older design only allows refrigerant to travel through one path. While the newer parallel design has proven to be 25 percent more effective on average, it creates a conflict for today&rsquo;s technicians.</p> <p>Since the refrigerant travels through more than one tube, it&rsquo;s virtually impossible to clean these devices in a typical shop. Cleaning the older style coils was a relatively simple task, but these components on newer trucks must be replaced to avoid contaminating the entire A/C system.</p> <p>Modern systems also use less refrigerant, which means any leaks can lead to more severe damage in a shorter period of time. In previous years, it was fairly common to add a little refrigerant at the start of summer and it would keep you cool for the entire season. To run one of today&rsquo;s systems on such a small amount of refrigerant would leave the compressor starved of oil and cold refrigerant, and could quickly result in failure.</p> <h4>Why A/C Systems Fail</h4> <p>A common reason A/C systems fail today is because of low refrigerant due to leaks. Modern high-torque engines create a rotating or twisting force in the frame, which can result in loose A/C system connections and cracked condensers. Have your A/C system looked at by a professional technician if you notice any oil accumulating on your A/C lines.</p> <p>However, dirty cabin filters are possibly the most common cause of A/C system malfunction, or worse&mdash; failure. If one of the filters becomes clogged with debris and contaminants it will restrict the air flow across the evaporator, which can cause the system to freeze up and damage the compressor. To avoid having this happen to your system, replace your filters at least once a year and more frequently if you operate in a dirty or humid environment. Always refer to the manufacturer&rsquo;s recommendations on filter maintenance intervals.</p> <h4>Pay Attention to These Warning Signs</h4> <p>When issues with your A/C system begin to occur internally, your truck will give you some warning signs. Listen to your truck and invest the time now to avoid spending more time in the shop later on.</p> <p>If you experience one or more of the following, you should have your A/C system inspected by a professional technician:</p> <ul> <li>Lack of air flow coming from the vents</li> <li>Warm air instead of cool</li> <li>A noisy compressor</li> <li>A lack of water dripping from the cab drain tube when A/C is running (when the humidity increase, so should the amount of moisture dripping)</li> </ul> <p>Follow these best practices when it comes to year-round maintenance to increase the reliability of your truck's A/C system:</p> <ul> <li>Have your cabin filters replaced as needed or according to the manufacturer's recommendations.&nbsp;</li> <li>Keep the condenser on the front of the cab clean.&nbsp;</li> <li>Keep the compressor belt tight and in good condition.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Don&rsquo;t wait until the hottest day of summer to service your truck&rsquo;s A/C system needs to be serviced. If you need professional assistance, stop into a TA Truck Service near you and let one of our technicians help.</p> http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post/commercial-truck-ac-maintenance-tips http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post/commercial-truck-ac-maintenance-tips#comment http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post.aspx?id=6e58cb74-8c79-496a-9f9b-fcf57a9e905a 鍛ㄤ笁, 12 鍏湀 2019 09:24:00 -0400 Maintenance TA Truck Service A/C Maintenance TA Truck Service http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/pingback.axd http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post.aspx?id=6e58cb74-8c79-496a-9f9b-fcf57a9e905a 0 http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/trackback.axd?id=6e58cb74-8c79-496a-9f9b-fcf57a9e905a http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post/commercial-truck-ac-maintenance-tips#comment http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/syndication.axd?post=6e58cb74-8c79-496a-9f9b-fcf57a9e905a 7 Tips to Help Prevent a Winter Breakdown <p><img src="http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/image.axd?picture=/2019 Blog Po/01-January/Prevent Winter Breakdown_Blog.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>There are some lucky drivers whose tires will never touch ice or snow this winter, but for most, it&rsquo;s a crucial time to ensure your truck is prepared to take on the hazardous roads ahead.</p> <p></p> <p>Between cold temperatures, corrosive highway de-icers and other winter hazards, this time of year is tough on trucks. Make sure you&rsquo;re <a href="http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post/truckers-guide-winter-preparation">ready to roll</a> through the rest of the season with these seven preventive maintenance tips.</p> <ol> <li> <h4>Test your starting and charging systems.</h4> </li> </ol> <p>The electrical system and batteries are the heart of modern trucks. They require special attention, especially during winter when they&rsquo;re susceptible to cold temperatures and exposed to harsh highway chemicals. Have your batteries tested to make sure your rig is ready to crank during those cold morning starts. For extra measure, have a qualified technician test your alternator output, as well as your cables and connections.</p> <ol start="2"> <li> <h4>Inspect belts and hoses.</h4> </li> </ol> <p>Drastic changes in temperature can be tough on a truck&rsquo;s rubber components. That combined with the additional pressure and tension put on a vehicle&rsquo;s belts and hoses can lead to major issues. To avoid having these issues arise or worsen during the cold, have your coolant hoses and drive belt system inspected at every oil change. Inspect the belt for rib wear, cracking, glazing or piling. If you hear any belt noise or see any irregular belt movement, have your system inspected by a certified technician right away.</p> <ol start="3"> <li> <h4>Check tires for proper inflation, tread depth.</h4> </li> </ol> <p>Freezing temperatures, black ice and snow-covered roads create dangerous driving conditions. Protect one of your biggest investments with routine tire checks and pre-trip inspections. <a href="http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post/tire-maintenance-tips-to-help-survive-winter">Check your pressure levels</a>, tread depth and inspect for any visible damage or debris that could be stuck in your wheel components. If necessary, give your tires a warm wash before inspecting them, as snow can cover potential warning signs of damage.</p> <p>Look for steam or melted show coming off wheel hubs, as this could indicate your wheel bearings are overheating. &nbsp;If you experience any vibration or unstable steering, have your tire alignment checked by a trusted service technician.</p> <ol start="4"> <li> <h4>Use an engine block heater.</h4> </li> </ol> <p>Depending on where your load takes you, your truck may need more equipment to withstand winter. Block heaters can help your engine reach combustion temperature, relieve stress on the engine and even reduce engine wear. Turn your block heater on at night or when the engine is off for long periods of time. To keep your block heater in top shape, have a technician complete a continuity check and make sure coolant levels are topped off.</p> <ol start="5"> <li> <h4>Keep your <a href="http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post/Truck-Air-Brake-System-Maintenance">air system</a> dry and change air dryer cartridge.</h4> </li> </ol> <p>Make sure your wheel-ends and air dryers are in top shape in order to help keep moisture, contaminants and corrosion at bay. Whether your vehicle has drum or air disc brakes, have your air tanks drained of any moisture and replace the air dryer cartridge. Proper lubrication can also help combat moisture and battle corrosion. Make sure your automatic slack adjusters are properly greased, along with any other brake components, including clevis pin connections, cam tubes, shafts and bushings.</p> <ol start="6"> <li> <h4>Drain fuel water separator and change fuel filters.</h4> </li> </ol> <p>Winter weather also impacts your fuel system. The combination of cold winter air and warm fuel from the engine can result in condensation, which in freezing temperatures can crystallize and clog your filters, corrode injectors and do other damage to the fuel system. Use a winter diesel blend to help slow down this moisture buildup. You should also have your service provider drain your fuel water separator and change the fuel filters routinely.</p> <ol start="7"> <li> <h4>Consider using a winter fuel additive.</h4> </li> </ol> <p>Cold weather causes diesel fuel to gel because of its paraffin wax properties, which are designed to improve viscosity and lubrication. Consider using <a href="http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post/diesel-fuel-additives-commercial-truck-maintenance">a winter additive</a> to help improve cold engine starts, prevent fuel gelling and to avoid moisture buildup in the fuel tank. If you&rsquo;re still not sure which additive is right for your rig, stop into a TA Truck Service location to learn more about their benefits and shop our selection of additives.</p> <p>While you can&rsquo;t control the weather, you can help prepare for it by routinely servicing and inspecting these areas of your truck throughout winter. You should also consider these <a href="http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post/roadside-safety-tips-winter-breakdowns">roadside safety tips</a> in the event you find yourself broken down. If you find any issues during a pre-trip inspection, stop into a TA Truck Service and let one of our technicians help you get back on the road quickly.</p> http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post/winter-truck-maintenance-tips-to-help-avoid-a-breakdown http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post/winter-truck-maintenance-tips-to-help-avoid-a-breakdown#comment http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post.aspx?id=75b88201-951c-4bf2-a02e-298ef222eb1b 鍛ㄤ簩, 8 涓鏈?2019 10:57:00 -0400 Maintenance Winter Maintenance, Winterization TravelCentersAdmin http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/pingback.axd http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post.aspx?id=75b88201-951c-4bf2-a02e-298ef222eb1b 0 http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/trackback.axd?id=75b88201-951c-4bf2-a02e-298ef222eb1b http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/post/winter-truck-maintenance-tips-to-help-avoid-a-breakdown#comment http://www.saibao5.icu/blog/syndication.axd?post=75b88201-951c-4bf2-a02e-298ef222eb1b 久青草国产在线观看视频