Thursday, July 31, 2014

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When you find ways to make your truck perform better, the exhaust system is often forgotten. Few realize that the exhaust system is one of the hardest working parts of any automobile. To be efficient, it must be able to expel its waste gases properly and quietly. That’s why it is important to have its parts checked regularly to ensure the system’s optimal condition. Here are a few facts about the exhaust system:

Monday, July 28, 2014

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Halogen lights have stuck around as perennial choices for external car lamps. Here are a few perks that come with using these tenured illuminators.

Long life – Halogen lamps are often heralded for their longevity. This is mainly because the lamps are manufactured using a much stronger glass, designed to withstand the extreme heat that comes with operating halogen lamps. Its filament burns a lot hotter than common incandescent bulbs.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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More trucks in the U.S. are becoming ‘cleaner,’ as opposed to the ones that roamed America’s major roads and highways decades ago, mainly due to the continued advancement of semi-truck parts design. As AutoBlog Green’s Danny King notes in his article: “When it comes to diesel trucks, the good old days weren’t so good. Go back a quarter century, for instance. Back then, a singe diesel-powered truck was throwing off about 60 times the emissions a typical ‘clean diesel’ truck goes today.” According to information from the Diesel Technology Forum, up to 33 percent of all trucks currently traversing U.S. highways are ‘cleaner’ versions of their smoky, older counterparts. About 2.9 million of 8.8 million trucks in all of America are now sporting newer, cleaner diesel engines. This data includes information on mostly class 3-8 trucks between 2007 and 2013, which were registered in the District of Columbia and all 50 states.
http://blog.gpartsinc.com/industry-news/cleaner-trucks-direct-result-advanced-semi-truck-parts-design

Friday, July 25, 2014

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If exhaust problems are not addressed immediately, hazardous fumes can seep through several openings and end up being inhaled into the lungs. As mentioned in the excerpt above, diesel exhaust is composed of numerous toxic substances, and medical science has already established that these toxins have harmful effects on human health. To avoid the hazards brought about by faulty vehicle exhaust systems, preventive measures like replacing a beat-up pipe connection with a sturdy exhaust elbow or patching up even the smallest punctures can go a long way. For some of the best exhaust fittings and spare parts, purchase only from reputable sellers like Global Parts, Inc.
http://blog.gpartsinc.com/info-articles/old-leaking-pipes-must-replaced-flexible-exhaust-tubing
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For trailer owners, E-Track systems are like a heaven-sent solution. What makes these systems so great is the multitude of different devices that make them even more useful. E-Track fittings, ratchet straps, tie down straps—all these make securing even simple accessories like cargo nets and bungee cords a cinch.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Unless you’re working with a fully-covered container truck, it’s your duty to protect your equipment against the elements, and tarps always come in handy should it start to drizzle during your trip. You should properly choose your type of tarp though—for one, while plastic is inexpensive, it tends to be more prone to ripping than canvas varieties. To help secure your cargo even further, there’s additional equipment that you can buy, like quality e-track accessories and cargo control devices.
http://blog.gpartsinc.com/info-articles/e-track-system-means-securing-cargo-inside-trucks

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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In a showdown of brilliance, LED lights win hands down. The only barrier keeping them from selling like hotcakes in the current market is their price. However, with every technological leap, the price of LED goes down while the quality goes up. The future of more affordable LED lights can still become a reality.

Concerning trailer lights, however, energy efficiency may as well be the least of your worries. In this category, there are different criteria such as brightness, waterproofness, and tinned wiring. Maxing out all three attributes can make boat hauling, loading, and unloading much easier for you. You can partially submerge the trailer in water and it would still emit light visible from yards away.