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October 19, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Tops CR's Reliability Report, Again

Photo of 2017 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota remains at the top of Consumer Reports' annual reliability study, while Chrysler, Volkswagen, and Subaru showed the biggest improvement from the 2016 survey.

Tags: Toyota, Consumer Reports, Maintenance Management

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Approves Trio of Shell Oils for Diesel Trucks

Shell's T5 10W-30 Synthetic Blend is one of the three Shell oils approved for Ford's Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification. Photo: Shell Rotella

Ford Motor Co. has approved three Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oils for its diesel-powered Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification, Shell has announced.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Motor Oil, CK-4, Shell Rotella, Ford Super Duty, Ford

October 4, 2017 - Press Release

Bar's Products Acquires Hy-Per Lube Corp.

Bar's Products has purchased Hy-Per Lube Corp.'s lubricants business, and will continue to offer Hy-Per Lube brand additives alongside Bar's Leaks and Rislone.

September 29, 2017 - Industry News

VW Expands 6-Year/72K Warranty Across Lineup

Photo of the 2018-MY Golf family courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen is rolling out six-year or 72,000-mile warranties across most of its vehicle lineup after first introducing the warranties in April on its new 2018 SUVs, including the Atlas and Tiguan.

Tags: Volkswagen, Warranty, 2018-MY

September 25, 2017 - Industry News

Voice of Retreading Brodsky Passes Away

Brodsky

Harvey Brodsky, longtime managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) and then the Retread Tire Association (RTA), has died in Pacific Grove, Calif. He was 81.

Tags: Retreads, RTA, Obituary, In Memoriam

September 21, 2017 - Industry News

Shell: New Engine Oil Categories Making the Grade

Since 2011 the company has amassed 60 million test miles on CK-4 formulations, and 50 million miles of tests involving the High Temperature High Shear (HTHS) formulas required by FA-4 specifications. Photo: Shell

A new generation of engine oils is in the North American market, passing a battery of tests developed for specific engine brands. But the work of convincing buyers about the related features and benefits of CK-4 and FA-4 oils continues.

Tags: Maintenance, Shell, Fuel Efficiency, Engine Oil, Shell Rotella, PC-11

August 21, 2017 - Product News

Element Offers Maintenance, Windshield Repair Scheduling on Mobile Devices

Screenshots courtesy of Element.

Element Fleet Management has begun offering maintenance scheduling through its Xcelerate for Drivers website and mobile app with Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC), Tires Plus, and windshield repair scheduling with Safelite AutoGlass locations.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Fleet Services, Fleet Management Companies, Mobile Apps, Element Fleet Management

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: 12 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Pep Boys lists 12 commonly made maintenance mistakes that can be costly in the long run.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Pep Boys, Safety

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Provide Over-the-Air Updates by 2020

Photo of Mary Barra courtesy of GM.

General Motors will be able to provide over-the-air software updates to its vehicles by 2020, CEO and chairman Mary Barra told analysts and investors during a Tuesday conference call.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Software, General Motors, C-Suite

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Spotting Signs of Misaligned Wheels

Pep Boys and CNET provide advice on how to recognize symptoms of wheel misalignment.

Tags: Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Pep Boys, Suspensions, Safety

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Vehicle Maintenance Tips for Summer Heat

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

AAA offers seasonal advice to help drivers protect their vehicles during soaring temperatures.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Safety, First-Aid Kits

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Mobile Truck Washer Fleet Clean Enters St. Louis

Photo courtesy of Fleet Clean.

Mobile truck washer Fleet Clean USA is expanding into the St. Louis market next week and hopes to enter several other southern and Midwest markets by the end of the year, including Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis, San Antonio, Jacksonville, and Birmingham, Ala.

Tags: Fleet Services, Franchises, Vehicle Washing

July 17, 2017 - Press Release

Hot Shot’s Secret Releases Fleet Case Studies

Hot Shot's Secret, the leading brand for stiction elimination, announces three case studies with positive results for fleets.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Lubricants, FedEx

July 13, 2017 - Global News

BMW Invests in Online European Auto Repair Firm

BMW i Ventures announces a strategic investment in Caroobi, a leading European online repair shop for cars.

Tags: Maintenance, BMW, Investment, Germany, Switzerland, Austria

July 12, 2017 - Press Release

U.S. Bank Voyager Adds 53 Maintenance Locations

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank.

The U.S Bank Voyager Network added 53 new locations as a result of network merchant Monro Muffler Brake’s acquisition of Clark Tire Total Car Care Advantage in North Carolina and McGee Auto Service & Tires in Florida. The new locations now accept Voyager-branded cards for payment of fleet tire purchases and automotive service.

Tags: Voyager Fuel Card, U.S. Bank, Maintenance Management, Fleet Cards

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Continental to Raise Truck Tire Prices Again

Photo: Continental

Prices for Continental, General and AmeriSteel-brand truck tires rise "as much as 7%" effective July 1.

Tags: Tires, Continental Tires

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

Photo of Ford Transit van courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, 2015-MY, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety

June 14, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Michelin's long-term Visionary concept can perhaps be best summed up as a "wheel with no air." Photo: Michelin

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

Tags: Sustainability, Michelin, Tires and Wheels, Movin' On Conference

June 9, 2017 - Press Release

Optimize Oil Drain Intervals With the Right Filter

Photo courtesy of HUBB Filters.

Pairing the right filter with the right oil is crucial in helping fleets implement a successful and safe extended oil drain program. It can also save fleets thousands of dollars in maintenance costs.

Tags: Oil Filters, HUBB FIlters

June 6, 2017 - Product News

Zubie Adds Repair Shop Locating to App

Logo courtesy of Zubie.

When the check engine light comes on, Zubie users can access information on the vehicle's specific issue and the action the user should take. Other details the app provides include the severity of the problem and an estimate on repair costs.

Tags: Telematics, Vehicle Repairs, Mobile Apps, Repair Shops, Zubie

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

BGTT Fleet Services Names Regional Manager

Dolbeare-Sharp

Jayme Dolbeare-Sharp was named regional manager for BGTT Fleet Services in Louisville, Ky. in February.

Tags: Time Warner Cable, New Hire, Maintenance Management

May 26, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Tire Maintenance

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

In recognition of National Tire Safety Week, here are some tire maintenance tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Tires, NHTSA, Safety

May 16, 2017 - Industry News

Pep Boys Acquires 12 Tire Stores in Memphis

Photo: Dwight Burdette

Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack has acquired 12 retail tire locations in the Memphis area with the purchase of Mathis Tire & Auto Service Inc. and Direct Tire Distributors Inc.

Tags: Tires, Pep Boys, Memphis, Mergers & Acquisitions

May 9, 2017 - Press Release

HUBB Adds Oil Change Cost Tool to Website

HUBB Filters has created a new educational tool to help fleet managers compare their oil change costs and the potential savings they can achieve by switching to the HUBB filter program, according to the company.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, HUBB FIlters, Maintenance, Filters

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

YourMechanic Offers Mobile Mechanic Solution for Fleets

Photo courtesy of YourMechanic

YourMechanic, a mobile car repair network, announced a new fleet product that connects mobile mechanics to fleet facilities. Contracted mechanics can fill in during times of work backlogs and during technician shortages.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Downtime, YourMechanic

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