Yearly Archives: 2015

How to Calculate running hours into miles, so you can maintain your Fleet Vehicle.

How to Calculate running hours into miles, so you can maintain your Fleet Vehicle.

  When servicing your automotive and truck fleets. I am always told that, "this vehicle has only 46,000 miles on it! it is almost new still." Then I ask well how many hours on the hour meter? 5667 hours. So what does this mean in mileage?     So know we know the complete history of the vehicle use. So how to calculate, in miles, so we can determined what service interval to use.   First you take the hours, in this case is 5667 hours, multiply by 33. Because every hour at idle is 33 miles of wear. Then subtract the mileage of the vehicle, in this case is 46,000 miles. So the total would be in this case, 141,011 miles. Which we all know is not new. So with this calculation 90 hour is 3,000 miles which is an average oil change and your 30,000 mile service would be every 909 hours.   So lets re-cap: hours multiplied by 33, minus vehicle mileage equals true vehicle mileage in hours.  This is how American Five Sta ... read more

Why buying parts on the internet for your auto repair, might not be in your best interest.

 So you want your vehicle repaired. You went to a local repair shop and they provided you with an estimate to fix your vehicle. The price was more than expected. So your thought is; I am going to try to find it cheaper. So you called around a few more places to find price ranges. After that you went to your trusting friend "the internet". You started looking for your parts and you are surprised at how much different the price is. Wow! A significant difference. So why so much more at your local repair shop you ask yourself?        So you now decide to order the part and in two days the part arrives. You think maybe I will replace it myself, you open the hood or go underneath your vehicle and you are now apprehensive, all those parts! And now realize you may need special tools and decide. "Maybe I need a professional to install this part". You then go to your auto shop and ask "if they would install your part" ... read more

Where to repair your diesel engine in Tempe AZ?

Where to repair your diesel engine in Tempe AZ?

The Diagnosis process:    When you have a diesel engine that is malfunctioning first you need to check: Engine oil, make sure oil is full and still has its viscosity. Air Filter, make sure clean so engine has air flow. Fuel Filter should be replaced every oil change to make sure it has good flow to the injectors. After all this checks are done then you will need to find a repair facility to scan on-board engine computer and record data stream. This is where the technician can tell whether there is a issue with an sensor an injector or wiring issue. Once the problem has been identified then circuit testing will be necessary to confirm faulty component. At this point a price came be determined to solve the issue.     The Repair process:     Once the issue has been identified with the diesel engine. The technician can order parts needed to complete the repair. And proceed to disassembling and inspecting ... read more

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