Proactive Versus Reactive Maintenance

Catching Problems Early Proactive maintenance helps technicians get ahead of potential vehicle breakdowns. There are scheduled dates for inspection and the maintenance of critical parts. Critical parts such as the transmission system, braking system, steering and suspension systems, wheels, tires, the exhaust system, the electrical system, belts and hoses, and other critical parts are inspected…

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The Four Elements of Preventative Maintenance

The Elements of a PM Plan Preventative maintenance helps auto shops and fleet managers save money and be more efficient. Whether it’s maintaining inventory or executing successful repairs, a PM plan can optimize vehicle servicing. Preventative maintenance is comprised of four basic elements: engineering, economics, psychology, and execution. Each of these elements plays an important…

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Tracerline’s UV Fluorescent Leak Detection Dyes Featured in ACtion Magazine

Tracerline’s advanced, OEM-Grade fluorescent leak detection dyes have been featured on the front cover of ACtion’s March 2019 issue. The 6-page article provides an overview of Tracerline’s highly effective leak detection dyes and the science behind fluorescent leak detection technology. Although the article focuses on finding coolant leaks, it notes that leak detection dyes can be applied to refrigerant leaks, oil, transmission, brake, power steering, and hydraulic system leaks as well.

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Saving Time By Using Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance Saves Time Preventative maintenance can save your company’s vehicle fleet hundreds – even thousands – of hours per year. Vehicle downtime hurts productivity and is six times costlier than an emergency, corrective maintenance. Preventative maintenance reduces the amount of time it takes to keep a vehicle in optimal working condition and can detect…

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Finding Engine Oil Leaks

Engine Oil Leaks and More When you find fluid leaking from your car, you need to act fast to fix the leak. If the fluid is dark and oily, it’s most likely engine oil. A reddish fluid will indicate there’s some leaking transmission fluid. If the fluid is green, red, orange, or another bright color…

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New Leak Detection Dye Products and UV Lamp from LeakFinder®

UV Leak Detection LeakFinder® is releasing several new products to their line of cost-effective automotive aftermarket solutions. LeakFinder® UV fluorescent dyes provide high-quality leak detection for all automotive air conditioning systems containing R-134a, R-1234yf, or other widely used refrigerants. LeakFinder® also offers dyes for oil-based fluids – addressing systems containing oil, fuel, transmission fluid, power…

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Dye Products Made Specifically for R-1234yf A/C Systems

Designed for R-1234yf Systems Tracerline® is releasing a new line of fluorescent leak detection products made specifically for R-1234yf A/C systems. To meet industry trends, Tracerline® has developed leak detection products made specifically for R-1234yf A/C systems. The product line includes complete leak detection kits, dye injection kits, and replacement dyes. Tracerline® R-1234yf leak detection dyes…

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