John Baxter

Matching pressure to load

| December 12, 2008

With lighter loads, you should be letting air out of your tires rather than pumping them up to improve fuel economy and tire longevity....

Which side will you be on?

| December 12, 2008

It's not too early to start thinking about which EPA-compliant engine you'll be buying in 2010 or later: a slightly smaller, lighter o...

Rethinking retreads

| December 12, 2008

Regular tire pressure maintenance results in longer casing life and better fuel economy. Would you replace an expensi...

Tread patterns

| December 12, 2008

Tread design subtleties, such as the complex zig-zag shape of the blocks as seen on this Michelin XDA Hypersipe retread, can improve tra...

Smooth start

| December 12, 2008

CJ-4 does such a good job of keeping soot dissolved that a valvetrain inspection shows a noticeable reduction in wear. If you carefully ...

Rust never sleeps

| December 12, 2008

Chassis protection begins with special paint processes, such as this used by International Truck and Engine. Everyon...

Cool it

| December 12, 2008

Here's what happens to those thin little radiator tubes when the cooling system isn't properly protected. Just a little of this kind o...

Tools of the trade

| December 12, 2008

This torque stick converts a little elbow grease into 475 lb.-ft. pressure. A mainstay of many owner-operator small ...

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