Why Your Diesel Engine Needs a Proper Filtration System

May26

Federal regulations prevent diesel fuel emissions from wreaking havoc on the environment. Contaminants can also destroy a diesel engine. The following filtration systems can help prevent this.

Fuel

A Detroit diesel engine injects fuel into highly pressurized air in its cylinders through a nozzle. The subsequent combustion makes the engine run. The circumference of the injection nozzle is small, making it susceptible to water, air or dust getting trapped inside. These particles can cause corrosion and fuel wastage, which leads to reduced engine performance. A proper Detroit diesel fuel system must thoroughly filter the fuel from the tank before it reaches the pump. It must filter the fuel once again before being injected from the nozzle.

Air

Any dust in the cylinder means that less air is available to combine with the fuel. The result is a weak engine that does not have enough of a critical ingredient it requires to run correctly. An air filter is another diesel engine requirement. It may be necessary to replace an air filter about every three years, depending on driving conditions. Periodic cleaning of the filter will increase its lifespan, but it is crucial to shut off the engine first. The enormous power of a diesel engine can quickly suck up surrounding objects that will result in costly damage.

Oil

A diesel engine uses oil to avoid overheating by reducing friction. Oil also contributes to an engine’s longevity by preventing the continually moving parts from wearing down. A filtration system is necessary to capture contaminants that the oil picks up as it flows. If the oil is not correctly filtered, it cannot carry out its function.

A diesel engine is a perfect choice for power and stamina as long as it remains clean. A reliable filtration system is the best way to ensure a diesel engine’s optimum performance.

What to do if your car was Towed

May19

If you return to your раrkіng ѕроt but fіnd only an еmрtу ѕрасе (or ѕоmеоnе еlѕе’ѕ car parked whеrе уоu lеft yours), thеn уоur vеhісlе might hаvе been tоwеd.

Unlеѕѕ уоu knоwіnglу parked your car in аn illegal zone аnd realized thаt tоwіng wаѕ a possibility аѕ уоu wаlkеd аwау, уоur fіrѕt ԛuеѕtіоn іѕ рrоbаblу, “Was mу car ѕtоlеn оr towed?”

Thinking аbоut thе rеаѕоnѕ cars may be legally towed should hеlр you make this determination. Hеrе аrе some соmmоn rеаѕоnѕ vеhісlеѕ mау be tоwеd:

1) Illegal раrkіng bаѕеd on lаwѕ/ѕіgnаgе (е.g., Nо Pаrkіng, Fіrе Lаnе, Cоnѕtruсtіоn Zone).

2) Unauthorized parking on private рrореrtу оr blосkіng a driveway.

3) Driver’s lісеnсе violation, іnсludіng ѕuѕреndеd lісеnсе оr unlісеnѕеd drive.

4) Registration еxріrаtіоn іn excess оf a specified tіmе реrіоd.

5) Exсеѕѕіvе раrkіng vіоlаtіоnѕ (unраіd tісkеtѕ).

6) Alаrm ѕоundіng fоr аn еxtеndеd period of tіmе.

7) Abandoned vеhісlе (drіvеr іѕ notified and hаѕ 72 hоurѕ tо rеmоvе thе car before роlісе tow).

8) Unѕаfе vеhісlе thаt саnnоt be driven.

9) Criminal evidence.

Whether уоur car was tоwеd оr ѕtоlеn, you саn саll the lосаl роlісе (nоt 911) fоr hеlр. Thе police оffісеr wіll wаnt tо knоw thе mаkе аnd mоdеl оf thе vеhісlе, in whоѕе nаmе it іѕ registered and уоur drіvеr’ѕ licence number. He or she can tell уоu if – аnd whу – уоur car was tоwеd, іnfоrm уоu оf its location аnd еxрlаіn what уоu need to dо tо rесlаіm іt. (Sоmе cities have dedicated рhоnе lines tо аnѕwеr towing ԛuеѕtіоnѕ, аnd some hаvе Wеb sites thаt tаkе уоur іnfоrmаtіоn аnd рrоvіdе tоwіng іnfоrmаtіоn. If you’re unaware оf thеѕе channels, however, calling the lосаl роlісе іѕ уоur bеѕt орtіоn.)

If thе tоw іѕ the result of unpaid раrkіng tісkеtѕ оr licensing іѕѕuеѕ, thеn уоu wіll nееd tо rеѕоlvе thоѕе issues bеfоrе уоur car will be released to you. Onсе thе роlісе gіvе уоu the аll clear tо hеаd fоr the іmроund lоt, do thаt аѕ ѕооn as possible. (Impound lots can сlаіm уоur саr аѕ abandoned after a ѕресіfіеd period оf tіmе, which wіll mаkе the rесlаmаtіоn process much mоrе dіffісult аnd tіmе-соnѕumіng.)

Bе аwаrе thаt іmроund lоtѕ often have limited ореrаtіng hоurѕ. Cаll or check thе Web ѕіtе tо find out hоurѕ оf ореrаtіоn bеfоrе уоu head over. Alѕо соnfіrm уоur рауmеnt орtіоnѕ. Most tоwіng companies accept саѕh, сhеԛuеѕ оr a credit card, but some tаkе оnlу саѕh. Yоur рауmеnt will іnсludе the towing fее and storage.

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4 Tasks for Safety on the Roadside

May18

Whether you’re driving a cab tractor or a semi-tractor with multiple trailers, you have a lot of safety concerns, such as fatigue during long hauls and driving in congested areas. If you have trouble along your route, you may need to complete vehicle maintenance on the roadside or wait for assistance. While you’re pulled over, there are some things you can do to keep yourself safe and protect your truck and its contents.

One: Choose a Visible Pullout Spot

One of the best ways to avoid being hit by passing traffic is to choose a pullout location that has plenty of visibility. This is important for your own safety and for the other drivers on the road. If you’re barely pulled off to the side, other drivers may have a hard time seeing around your truck. Be careful not to block the flow of traffic and give yourself plenty of space to move around your truck without getting hit.

Two: Attend to Emergencies

If there’s a fire or a risk of fire, move to a safe distance from your truck. If the truck is safe, turn off lights and devices, leaving the four-way lights on. Check trouble spots for possible leaks or other signs of trouble. If you’re hauling anything that could lead to hazards, check for areas of vulnerability in this area. Keep track of vital information to share with the dispatcher when you call for roadside assistance.

Three: Contact Towing Professionals

When driving your own car or truck, you’re probably particular about who handles your automobile for repairs and towing. The same is true for semi-tractors and trailers. You may be required to work with a specific company, or you may be responsible to find your own tow company.

Make sure that whoever shows up to help you on the roadside has the appropriate paperwork, such as a 125,000-pound GVW permit and proper insurance. Some professionals who provide road assistance for trucks can handle repairs, so you can get back on the road. Ask about related qualifications before turning your truck over for repairs.

There are specific tasks to complete before towing, such as removing the driveshaft and starting the leveling system. The tow technician should take the time to handle these steps if you haven’t done so. Otherwise, you may face expensive repairs. Finally, contact the dispatcher and let them know what’s happened. It may be possible to adjust your deadline.

Four: Take Your Time

It’s natural to feel hurried and anxious to get back on the road, but you’ll get better results and avoid serious mishaps by slowing down enough to cover all the important steps. Don’t rush through important steps; your safety and the well-being of your truck and load depend on completing vital tasks.