DIY Software Update with Paccar OTA

Does your truck need a software update but you do not have the time to stop by your local JX Truck Center? Well, we have GREAT news for you! If you have a 2017 or newer truck with a Paccar engine and an active SmartLinq Remote Diagnostics subscription, you can now perform a software update [...]

May 29th, 2020|Nuts & Bolts|0 Comments

Treating Diesel Engine Fuel in Cold Weather

Truck drivers face many obstacles and challenges when it comes to driving in extreme cold weather. Beside the ice, snow, batteries, and other drivers on the road...truck drivers also have to worry about their fuel system and treating diesel engine fuel. Nowadays, modern diesel engines do not return as much fuel to the tank as [...]

November 27th, 2019|Nuts & Bolts|0 Comments

A/C Acting Up? Here is What You Need to Check Before Taking it In

It’s hot, hot, hot! And if your truck air conditioner doesn't seem to be keeping you cool enough, there are a few easy things you can check yourself before bringing it into the shop.    If you have poor airflow out your dash vents, check the fresh air cabin filter, it may be plugged. [...]

July 26th, 2019|Nuts & Bolts|0 Comments

Keep Your Cool This Summer!

Tips on how to keep your truck cool during downtime Keeping you or your driver’s cool in the Summer heat is an absolute necessity. Well rested, alert drivers are more productive and safer on the road. While on the road, the truck A/C is keeping the cab cool. What about cooling the cab and sleeper [...]

June 14th, 2019|Nuts & Bolts|0 Comments

A/C Compressors Cool You Down Before the Summer Heats Up

The A/C compressor in your truck is a key component in allowing you to stay cool and comfortable throughout the summer season. An A/C compressor’s job is to compress freon from low pressure to high pressure, pushing it toward the condenser as it continues to flow through your A/C system. A/C compressors are belt driven, [...]

May 31st, 2019|Nuts & Bolts|0 Comments

Spring Season Emissions Maintenance

The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, and it’s time to remind everyone about the importance of emissions system maintenance and cleaning. After winter idling to stay warm, condensation occurs inside the air system of an engine. Investing less than a couple hours to remove and clean out the air handling sensors will keep [...]

April 12th, 2019|Nuts & Bolts|0 Comments

A Chill is in the Air

The chill is in the air, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. Is your truck ready for the winter? Here are a few important systems to check before the cold winter weather arrives to make sure that your truck performs at its best. Electrical System Make sure that the charging and [...]

January 11th, 2019|Nuts & Bolts|0 Comments

Don’t Suspend A Smooth Ride: Keep Your Shocks Maintained

  Your truck’s shocks take a beating every day.   They cycle up and down constantly as you drive to soften your ride and reduce wear on your suspension. It is especially tough through the winter months and early spring, when your suspension is impacted by compacted snow and increased pot holes.   Conventional shocks [...]

May 11th, 2018|Nuts & Bolts|0 Comments

Is Your Truck Ready to Handle the Heat?

After a long, harsh winter, the days are finally getting longer, the sun is shining, and temperatures are rising. Is your truck ready to handle the heat? Here are some quick maintenance items to cross off your list as you transition into summer. Cooling System Separate your A/C condenser and air-to-air core from the radiator. Take [...]

April 12th, 2018|Nuts & Bolts|0 Comments

Choosing the Right Battery for Your Long Haul

When it comes to batteries for over-the-road equipment, many of us think the more cold cranking amps (CCA) the better, but that is not always the case. Let's dive into the construction of a battery so you can make the choice that best suits your application.   Lead acid batteries are comprised of plates, separators, [...]

February 9th, 2018|Nuts & Bolts|0 Comments