Maintenance

Omnicraft

News

Ford Releases New Brand of Replacement Parts

Ford’s Customer Service Division has launched Omnicraft, an all-new brand of replacement parts that will be available to all Ford dealers.

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ASE Launches New Practice Tests

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) launched four new ASE practice tests for the Medium/Heavy Truck series.

Products

5S Cabinets

The 5S Cabinet from Vidmar stores the same amount of tools as five open-shelving units in a smaller space.

(L-R) Pictured are Pete Moolah, heavy fleet service manager, and Daniel Gasca, auto parts specialist, from the Miami-Dade Internal Services Department fleet. Photo courtesy of Miami-Dade County

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Miami-Dade Creates Technician Trainee Program

The Miami-Dade County (Fla.) fleet has a new program to help it overcome its heavy equipment technician recruitment problems. Fleet Director Alex Alfonso explains how fleet staff created the program and how it works.

Photo courtesy of Snap-On.

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Snap-On Releases Full-Line Catalog

The new Snap-on full-line catalog showcases its wide range of diagnostic platforms to help customers find the perfect tool for them, whether they are just getting started or are the top technician in the repair shop.

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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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News

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.

News

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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