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What are the Benefits of Aftermarket Truck Parts?

Posted by on 9/18/2014
Truck owners will quickly see that aftermarket parts have a lot of benefits, when they start to investigate them. 

To Buy or Not to Buy: Aftermarket Truck Parts

Posted by Admin on 9/4/2014 to Main
Aftermarket truck parts are truck parts that are made by a producer other than the truck manufacturer. These parts are usually less costly than brand name truck parts from the dealer or straight from the truck maker. 

Understanding Replacement Parts for Car Repairs

Posted by Admin on 8/26/2014 to Main

Your car manufacturer may not have actually made all of the parts on your car. Most cars are built by bringing together parts that were made by independent companies. There are different types of replacement parts based on who made them or sold them to you.

Tracking Your Repairs

Posted by Admin on 8/19/2014 to Main

If your business has a fleet of vehicles, you probably already keep well-documented lists of repairs and maintenance for each one. If you haven’t considered a maintenance review of your entire fleet, it may be time to look at the overall usage and repair history to see where upgrades may be needed. If you need similar repairs in many of your vehicles, it may show a pattern that can be identified as driver abuse or poor maintenance.

Maintain Your Vehicle Longer

Posted by Admin on 8/12/2014 to Main

According to IHS Automotive, the average age of light vehicles on the road in the United States is a little over 11 years. This trend has been in the making for several years, and it is expected to plateau and remain steady over the next few years. This is being attributed to the slow economy and the better quality of cars being manufactured.

Raising Awareness of Aftermarket Parts

Posted by Admin on 8/5/2014 to Main

On February 11, 2014 Representatives Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) announced the “Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act of 2014 (H.R. 4056). It is legislation that may lead to significant use of remanufactured and aftermarket parts in the large fleet of U.S. government vehicles.

Aftermarket Parts Make Sense

Posted by Admin on 7/22/2014 to Main

Medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks require their own special components. When you are repairing or performing maintenance on your truck, it makes sense to purchase from an aftermarket parts company. Your truck puts on many miles, and you don’t want you or your driver to be slowed down by a breakdown caused by late maintenance. Your profits depend upon your freight getting where it needs to be when it needs to be there.



How to Choose an Aftermarket Truck Parts Company

Posted by Admin on 7/15/2014 to Main

Buying aftermarket truck parts for your medium-duty or heavy-duty truck makes great financial sense. These companies often carry a variety of brands in parts for your steering, brake, suspension, and other systems. Before purchasing from an aftermarket truck parts company, however, make sure you are choosing one that is worthy of your business.

How to Choose Truck Springs or Trailer Springs

Posted by Admin on 7/8/2014 to Main
Springs are an essential component to your truck or trailer suspension system. Maintaining your truck springs will ensure that your truck, your cargo and your back all take as little brunt as possible, especially when you regularly make long trips.

Tips for Safe Toy Hauling

Posted by admin on 7/1/2014 to Main

Whether your toy of choice is a motorcycle, ATV or speedboat, you will inevitably find yourself needing to transport your vehicle at some point. When toy hauling in a utility trailer is necessary, you need to make sure you take precautions to keep your toy safe and get it to your destination securely, so you can start enjoying yourself. Nobody wants to spend a nerve-wracking trip worrying about whether a trailer is safe and secure. Toy hauling is fairly easy, but don’t get into the habit of overlooking the basics.

What the New Fuel Efficiency Standards Mean for Truck Drivers

Posted by Admin on 6/24/2014

This year, President Obama tightened the fuel-efficiency standards that apply to medium and Heavy Duty fleet trucks. Although the new standards will not go into effect until March of 2016, businesses with fleet trucks and private truck owners need to have an understanding of what that means to them. 

How the Slowed Economy of 2007 to 2009 Affected Aftermarket Parts

Posted by Admin on 6/17/2014

It is no secret that as the economy faltered during the period of 2007 to 2009, the practice of keeping automobiles longer grew. People started to postpone buying new vehicles and getting more miles out of them rather than putting more money into a vehicle they didn’t really need. Not only did this happen for private vehicles, but for heavy duty commercial equipment that businesses relied on. 

The Evolution of the American Pickup Truck

Posted by Admin on 6/10/2014

The American pickup truck started with a Dodge made by the Dodge brothers to fill an order for the Army in 1918. Some of the features of the light duty, half-ton truck included a 35 hp 4-cylinder engine and it had a maximum load of 1,000 pounds. Once Henry Ford recognized that the pickup had potential, the Model T Ford was made, sporting the body of a pickup.

What to Look for When Purchasing Brake Pads

Posted by Admin on 6/3/2014

Nothing is more important than having quality break parts on your rig. Although the brake pads are not the most significant part in the braking system, they do play a large role in the safety of your truck. Since government regulations do not apply to break pads as they do with other brake parts, it is important to know how to choose good quality brake pads when it’s time for replacements. 

Facts About Aftermarket Parts for Sale

Posted by Admin on 5/27/2014 to Main

If you are like many people, you are unfamiliar with aftermarket parts. This huge industry can help you and your vehicle. 

Signs You Need an Aftermarket Brake Part

Posted by Admin on 5/20/2014 to Main

All drivers are aware of the importance of maintaining brakes. Your braking system is perhaps the most important system in your truck or vehicle. Look for the following signs to indicate you may need to buy an aftermarket brake part.

How to Find Reputable Aftermarket Parts for Sale

Posted by Admin on 5/13/2014 to Main

Have you heard about aftermarket parts, but feel uncertain about where to find them? You can protect yourself and your money by using the following suggestions of where to find aftermarket parts for sale.

Signs You May Need Transmission Repair Work

Posted by Admin on 5/6/2014 to Main
Your transmission is what keeps your truck or vehicle moving. A number of things can occur that indicate it may be time to have your transmission inspected. Below are some common repair signs.

What Have You Got in Your Toolbox?

Posted by Admin on 4/22/2014 to Main
It sounds silly, but it is an important question. Why else would the finest automobile manufacturers spend so much on those leather bound multi-piece, hardened chrome-molly “accessories” found in the left rear trunk-well? Because even a Ferrari GT250 2+2 can suffer a breakdown now and then.

Spring is Here! Time to Put Your Truck through the Wringer!

Posted by Admin on 4/15/2014 to Main
Suspension parts, drivelines, steering gear, brake and engine parts of lifted trucks are much more likely to incur inordinate wear to due to over-exposure and abuse. Nature, road salts, automotive petroleum residues and of course, those irresistible mud bogs, all play a part in the degradation of your truck’s essential components.

Tire Pressures - Insights from a Tire Buster

Posted by Admin on 4/8/2014 to Main
There has been much ado over the effectiveness of regularly checking the air pressure of your vehicle’s tires. From safety concerns to maximizing fuel economy, monitoring and correcting tire air pressure is a very import step in any regular maintenance procedure.

Dayton Parts as Premium Choice

Posted by Admin on 4/1/2014
You depend on your rig. It is your office space, your toolbox and in many cases, it is your home away from home. Most importantly, your personal safety and continued income depends on it.

Tips on Finding Online Ecommerce for Aftermarket Truck and Auto Parts

Posted by Admin on 3/25/2014 to Main

No one who owns a heavy duty, light duty, van, car, or truck would want an auto part to break, fall off, or loosen. We like to think everyone receives all of the correct parts and services they need, but some auto part stores just aren’t right for the job.

Tips for Online Ecommerce for Aftermarket Truck and Auto Parts

Posted by Admin on 3/20/2014 to Main
The Internet can be used for most anything, from communication to finding aftermarket truck and auto parts. While we like to hope everyone receives all of the correct truck and auto parts they need to finish their truck repair job, most online auto part stores just don't make the cut.

Tomorrow's Aftermarket Truck and Auto Parts

Posted by Admin on 3/11/2014 to Main

Everyday the world is changing. Nowadays, the Internet can even be used to find aftermarket auto parts. With all of online scams and fake products out there, however, it can be tricky to find the correct aftermarket truck and auto parts for your vehicle.

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