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We Now Offer Roadside Collision Repair!

June 14, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re driving, your number one goal is to get from point A to point B safely. Unfortunately, however, accidents happen. Of course, a minor collision is preferred to a major, potentially dangerous one, but even a simple fender bender or sideswipe can be extremely frustrating and put a huge dent in your day. Normally, when you get into a collision that causes damage on your passenger vehicle, semi truck or RV, you’d need to take it to an auto body shop to have it fixed. You may even need to have it towed if it’s not completely safe to... View Article

All About Engine Braking

May 2, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

Engine braking is a kind of braking that occurs when you let the natural forces of the engine slow down a vehicle rather than using external braking. There are some circumstances in which it makes sense to use engine braking to increase fuel efficiency and general performance. Here’s some information from a mobile mechanic in Flagstaff, AZ that you should know about engine braking, especially as a commercial vehicle driver. Diesel vs. gasoline engines When you’re driving a standard gasoline-powered vehicle, engine braking occurs when you release the accelerator pedal. Doing so causes the throttle valve to close, reducing the... View Article

Tips for Driving Your Truck Safely in the Rain

April 18, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re midway through the spring, and for many parts of the United States, this is the wettest time of year in terms of rainfall. While you might not see a whole lot of rain around here in Arizona, if you’re going to be going on any long hauls you can certainly expect to experience some significant rains here and there, especially if you’re heading to the Great Plains or the Midwest. Rain makes driving a little bit more challenging for everyone on the road, but this is especially true for drivers of large commercial trucks. As the driver of a... View Article

Is Engine Braking Ever a Good Idea?

February 26, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

Your standard brakes are the part of your vehicle you primarily use to slow your car, but there are other methods of slowing down your vehicle. One of these methods is using the engine brake. If you’re not familiar with the term “engine braking” and what it means, here’s some information from a mobile mechanic in Flagstaff, AZ to help you learn more and better understand in which scenarios, if any, it’s a good idea. What is engine braking? In most vehicles, air gets sucked into the engine through the intake manifold. The accelerator pedal opens up the throttle valve... View Article

Tips for Driving in the Snow with a Tractor Trailer

February 12, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

We don’t see a whole lot of snow here in Flagstaff—the occasional dusting, sure, but nothing like the blizzards our fellow Americans in the north and Midwest have to deal with. Still, for those of you who are truck drivers, it is likely you go on some long cross-country trips that involve having to drive through snowy and icy weather. Therefore, even if you’re local to Arizona, it’s still worth knowing how to drive in the snow with a tractor trailer, because chances are you’re going to have to do it eventually. With this in mind, here are some tips... View Article