Learn the details of battery acid stratification, and how to service it.
More often than not, sulphation is caused by user neglect or in many cases, just not paying attention to your battery.
When a hybrid vehicle sits for extended periods of time the state of charge on the high-voltage battery can drop significantly.
Duty cycle plays a key roll in determining how long an air compressor can run safely.
Having the proper equipment can help shops use less compressed air.
Having the right air nozzle can determine if your shop meets OSHA safety standards.
OSHA focuses on three factors regarding cleaning and blow-off applications with compressed air: air pressure, user protection and noise levels.
Variable speed drive compressors have gotten a lot of publicity for being the energy-saving "silver bullet" for compressed air systems. But taking key steps to their application is crucial to proper usage.
Many compressed air systems have two tanks: a wet tank before the dryer, and a dry tank after all dryers and filters for compressed air storage.
Counterfeit refrigerants are an issue in the air conditioning service. Equipping refrigerant identifiers in your shop can help.
Do research and get answers to a few key questions before looking into purchasing or using remanufactured or rebuilt hybrid batteries.
Some new-generation battery chargers feature updated microprocessor technology for better battery service.
Batteries need special care in the cold because they will drastically lose cranking power when the mercury drops.
A list of different reasons to check tire pressure on air-inflated and nitrogen-inflated tires.
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Even though nitrogen is not as “reactive” as regular compressed air, you can still expect to lose about 2 percent pressure for every 10 degrees F in temperature reduction.
Recommendations on intervals for cleaning, inspecting and lubricating fifth wheels.
Debunking the myths related to the reason for special oil and service equipment for high-voltage compressors.
High-voltage gloves used to work on hybrid vehicles should be tested every six months.
The state-by-state disparity in standards is primarily related to biodiesel content.
Anti-gelling additives can sometimes help in these situations.
A list of five different items for testing coolants.
Depending on usage patterns, some technicians check coolant based on miles driven, some on hours of operation, some on a calendar schedule, and some even based on fuel consumption.
The greatest benefits of nitrogen inflation have little to do with nitrogen itself and everything to do with removing oxygen.
While nitrogen remains the best alternative for tires, when it comes to air systems … keep them exactly that: air system.