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Louisville to Build Consolidated Public Works Facility

Louisville Metro in Kentucky will soon begin construction on a public works facility that will be used to park and maintain vehicles, store salt and brine, and house other operations.

Products

Ultra Protectant

GS27 Ultra Protectant is formulated to recondition vehicle interiors. It removes dust and stains on plastic interiors and provides strong protection against UV rays. The protectant can be used on all plastics, vinyl, imitation leather, varnished wood, and leather.

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Ga. City Considers In-House Maintenance

The City of Augusta, Ga., may take on maintenance in-house in an effort to cut costs. Currently, the city outsources fleet maintenance but city commissioners want to know if it would be cheaper bringing maintenance in-house.

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Safety Tip: Cooling System Maintenance

When coolant freezes, it expands and poses a danger to your vehicle's engine block. Here's advice from NHTSA on how to protect your cooling system and avoid vehicle breakdowns in frigid temperatures.

Videos

How to Check Coolant

This video explains how to make sure your vehicle's coolant can withstand the winter temperatures it may encounter. Video courtesy of Advance Auto Parts. For the full safety tip about cooling system maintenance, click here.

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Automotive Lift Institute Releases Lifting Points Guide

The Automotive Lift Institute, Inc. has released the 2017 edition of its “Vehicle Lifting Points for Frame Engaging Lifts.” This updated guide is a quick-reference single-source manual for lifting point information as recommended by the vehicle manufacturers.

Products

B2000P Wheel Balancing System

John Bean's B2000P automated diagnostic wheel balancing system offers touchless measurement and analysis. The patented Opti-Line pull correction improves ride performance and rectifies pull problems that cannot be fixed by wheel alignment alone.

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Fla. County to Spend $300,000 on Fire Fleet Repairs

Polk County, Fla., will spend about $300,000 due to a structural flaw on all of its fire trucks. Commissioners voted to fix a loose suspension on all 12 of the county's trucks, at a cost of about $25,000 per truck.

Products

Portable Generators

Caterpillar's RP Series of portable generators is designed to provide reliable, convenient power for professional contractors and retail consumers. It includes four standard models, ranging from 3.6 to 7.5 kW, as well as California-specific variations.

(Clockwise from top left: 2016 Explorer and 2016 Police Interceptor Utility courtesy of Ford, renewable diesel photo courtesy of City of Oakland, file photo)

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Government Fleet's Top 10 Articles for 2016

Police-related articles continue to dominate Government-fleet.com as the most popular topic for 2016. Popular stories about law enforcement cover patrol vehicles, equipment, and upfitting.

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