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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

What Are the Most Critical Components of Any Tractor Trailer?

January 25, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re going to hit the road with a trailer in tow, what should your tractor trailer system include? Of course, you’ll need your truck, some fuel and a large coffee for the drive, but what are the most critical components of the tractor trailer? Your mobile tractor trailer mechanic in Flagstaff, AZ is here to tell you what you need. While specifics may vary by trailer or driver, the following trailer features are basic essentials. Don’t leave home without them. The Right Tires Did you know that the right tires can save your life? Keep in mind that the... View Article

An Overview of Transloads, Load Recovery and Load Swaps

December 11, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re looking for a mobile mechanic in Flagstaff, AZ that you can trust for ongoing service and potential emergency situations, it can be helpful to look for other types of services and benefits they provide as well. Three such examples are transloading, load recovery and load swaps. But what exactly are these three services? Here’s a quick look. Transloading Transloading is the process of transferring a shipment off of one mode of transportation and on to another. The most common scenario in which it is used is if a single mode of transportation cannot be used for the entire... View Article