Michael Patterson

Parts That May Need Replacing on Your Semi Trailers Over Time

Automotive Blog

Operating a trucking company means maintaining trucks and trailers that you use regularly. Maintaining your semi-trailers is different from your trucks, but they still need attention, or they can breakdown when you need them.  Common Wear Points Semi-trailers have some parts that create common wear points that need to be checked regularly. Some of these parts are not difficult to replace, but it is important that the correct parts are used to ensure they will work properly.

23 March 2021

The Right Tire Maintenance To Improve Handling And Safety

Automotive Blog

The tires of your car need to be maintained to prevent headaches from issues like blowouts and flat tires. Maintaining your tires is also a good way to reduce wear and improve handling. Good tires also make your car safer to drive. The following tire maintenance will help improve the handling and safety of your car: Rotating Tires for Even Tread Wear—The first thing that needs to be done with new tires is to rotate them frequently.

28 July 2020

Preparing Your Fleet For Off-Road Emergencies

Automotive Blog

Weekend rock-crawlers aren't the only people who need to worry about getting stuck in the mud, snow, or dirt. If you manage a commercial fleet that typically operates on poorly maintained service roads or unpaved work sites, then it is essential to prepare your crews for disaster. Proper training and equipment can help to ensure that a stuck truck doesn't bring your work to a halt. These three tips will enable your crews to work through any off-road situation successfully.

22 June 2020

Being Prepared To Have Your Vehicle Towed

Automotive Blog

It can be easy to be stressed when you find yourself stranded due to a vehicle malfunction while it is late at night. In these situations, you will be able to take some simple steps to greatly reduce their risk of being involved in an accident or struggling to find a tow service. Keep Tow Service Information With You Being prepared for this problem will start with knowing your options when it comes to tow services that you can use.

21 May 2020

Bad Habits That May Be Hurting Your Vehicle's Transmission

Automotive Blog

While the majority of drivers hardly ever think about it, the way that you treat and drive your vehicle can have a direct and long-term impact on the engine, transmission, and other components. The transmission is by far one of the most integral components of the motor, so it is important that it remains in good condition, particularly if you want to maintain your vehicle's long-term performance. There are certain habits that you may be partaking in that could be harmful to the transmission.

27 April 2020

3 Elements Of An Unforgettable Radio Auto Ad

Automotive Blog

Creating a great radio commercial is trickier than a television ad because you only have the power of audio to get your message across. All the tricks that marketers use to draw people in visually won't be at your disposal. So you'll have to get people's attention in other, more creative ways, especially if you're trying to sell automobiles. Creativity is key. Because people are used to hearing automotive radio commercials, they're also used to tuning them out, so you'll have to create something memorable or useful.

25 February 2020

Car Getting Older? Two Ways To Protect The Exterior From Rust


If you own a car and it is getting older, it could be a good choice to keep it rather than getting a new one. You do need to make sure you keep the exterior of your car protected, however, as this can help it last much longer for you and look much better. One thing an older car can do is start to rust. Rust can cause a lot of damage to a car, such as damaging body panels and causing problems with the frame.

6 February 2020

Buying Used Commercial Trucks: Things To Evaluate

Automotive Blog

When you're ready to expand your fleet of commercial trucks, perhaps finally investing in trucks of your own, you may want to think about investing in used trucks. However, if you've never purchased commercial trucks of your own, there are a few things that you need to know. Here are some things to think about both before and while you are looking at some used commercial trucks for your upcoming fleet.

24 January 2020

Is Your Vehicle Shaking And Swerving When You Brake: Get The Automobile In For These 3 Changes

Automotive Blog

The brakes and tires on your vehicle are some of the most important components when it comes to safety and handling the vehicle while driving. If you feel like your car is shaky when you try to stop, both at high and low speeds, see a service professional at a local service center. You don't want to risk driving around with brakes or tires that could be problematic. Instead, you'll want to do the following things so you can restore your car and not have to worry while you're driving on the road.

22 January 2020

3 Reasons Why Your Community Should Have Its Own Garbage Trucks

Automotive Blog

Right now, the individuals and business owners in your community might work with garbage pickup companies to have their garbage taken care of. If there are garbage collection companies that offer services in your area, then you might have never really seen a need for your community to invest in its own garbage trucks. However, even for many smaller communities, it is often worth it to invest in garbage trucks that can be used for private garbage collection.

16 January 2020