John Baxter

Drivetrain care

When replacing a clutch requires removing the transmission for access, it can be a costly job. Starting in the right gear can multiply t...

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Play it cool

The more careful you are with coolants, the more life - and profit - you get out of your engine. The top concerns for...

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Spec’tator sport

Freightliner Coronado Ask eight truck makers to offer their strategies on suiting out their best owner-operator truck...

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The ultra-lowdown

New ultra-low sulfur diesel is coming to a pump near you. It'll cost slightly more, with slightly lower fuel economy, but it'll run cl...

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Crunching numbers

Oil analysis can measure the level of various metals and qualities such as acidity and viscocity - which may increase or decrease, depen...

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Highway blues

A Cummins QuickServe technician works at roadside. A front tire with a nail in it, multiple lights out because of a ...

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One Piece At a Time

Tool by tool, building a home repair shop enables do-it-yourself maintenance and saves money. Doing your own repair w...

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Crash Course

Nobody wants to think about having an accident, but preparation and knowing your legal rights can help you keep cool when you're tested...

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Staying Straight

Rich Manapat of Complete Diesel Service uses a jacking system to raise the front axle off the wheels, which allows proper checking of fr...

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Buying Time

Checking the transmission fluid requires getting underneath and pulling a plug. But, unless seals are defective, leakage is negligible, ...

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