The price of a new semi is too high for many owner-operators. Investing in a used truck is a more affordable way to start your own transportation business. It's important that you spend a lot of time and effort searching for the right used rig. Some used trucks can end up being money pits after the purchase is complete. To avoid having unexpected repair costs drain your budget, use these tips to help you find a better used semi.
11 September 2020
Even if you take great care of your big rig, unexpected mechanical failure can still occur. If your big rig breaks down when you are out on the road, you need to know how to effectively handle a malfunctioning vehicle in a safe manner before you find that situation. Turn on Your Flashers As soon as you realize that something is wrong with your vehicle, turn the flashers on your vehicle on.
4 June 2019
The last thing you want to hear is that your car has a bad transmission. Depending on the problem, it's possible the mechanic can make repairs or replace a few parts to get the transmission back into shape. However, it's also possible the transmission is so far gone that it can't be repaired. In that case, it has to be rebuilt or replaced. Either option can be expensive, but you and your mechanic will have to decide which method to choose if you want to keep your car in running condition.
20 August 2018
Even though it can be scary to think about your vehicle needing work done to the transmission, because of the fear of the cost, a transmission problem is an issue that you are not going to want to ignore. After all, the more you ignore it, the worse the problem will become. Then, the more it will cost in the end to actually repair the problems. Knowing the signs that indicate that you have a transmission that is in need of some repairs is how you will be able to make sure that you are getting it into the transmission repair shop before it is too late.
10 November 2017
The conditions that your tires will experience can cause extensive wear to them, which will lead to them posing potentially serious safety risks. Minimizing the risks of your vehicle experiencing significant safety hazards or performance issues due to improper tire care does not have to be a challenging or overly complicated aspect of vehicle ownership. Be Aware Of The Presence Of Wear Indicators Replacing the tires when they have become sufficiently worn is a routine aspect of vehicle ownership.
9 July 2017
When you own and operate a gas station, you have to select petroleum services to deliver the gas your customers need. However, you may want the company that delivers your fuel to be in line with causes that matter to you. Rather than select random companies to deliver fuel, you will have to research them to find out where they get their fuel to sell. Controversial Fuel Recently, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the pipelines that come out of Canada and cross through Native American lands in the Great Plains.
9 May 2017
Off-roading on an ATV, such as a 3-wheeler or 4-wheeler, has become a popular hobby for many who crave fun and excitement. Of course, your ATV will not be used as a main source of transportation, so you will need to park or store it periodically. While this is common knowledge for most off-road enthusiasts, understanding where and how to store their ATV is a challenge. Using this guide, you will have a better understanding of where to park and store your ATV, keeping keep your investment safe and reliable.
6 April 2016
If you aren't savvy about keeping your car in good condition, it can be surprisingly easy to destroy your vehicle within months of your first drive. Here are a few ways you could end up totally wrecking your car if you aren't careful. Drive Through Water Though you can safely drive through a couple inches of water if you are very careful and your vehicle has good tires, you might be surprised how little standing water it takes to completely ruin your car.
23 March 2016
If you love tailgating your favorite team's games or even the occasional high school football game, it's important to have a truck that's fit for the job. With these five add-on accessories, you can turn any pickup truck into the tailgating machine that will have friends and family begging to be a part of your tailgating crew. A Bed Extender One key to a great tailgating experience is being able to bring along everything you need without having to re-pack everything three times to ensure it fits.
10 March 2016
Driving on the road for long hours of the day can result in crammed muscles, achy backs, and stiff legs. One way that many drivers help relieve pain is with yoga exercises and daily routines. Regularly performing yoga exercises has many benefits including increased muscle strength, increased flexibility, and improved energy. All three of these benefits are important to truck drivers. Traveling on the road all day doesn't bring many opportunities to stop at a local yoga studio.
17 February 2016