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FE’s top ten truck coolant tips

Ten tips about truck coolant to share with you, the viewers of On the Road, today.

Keep an eye on coolants in today’s advanced diesel engines

What to focus on when it comes to heavy-duty truck diesel engine coolant maintenance.

Old World Industries launches Final Charge Pro-Series with heavy-duty coolant technology

Old World Industries, the manufacturer of Final Charge Heavy Duty Antifreeze/Coolant, has announced the launch of new Final Charge Pro-Series with an advanced and proprietary technology engineered to deliver the highest level of performance for today’s heavy-duty engines. Its stabilized Phosphate enhanced Organic Acid Technology (POAT) corrosion inhibitors provide fast-acting, long-lasting protection to all cooling

Five things you should know about heavy-duty coolant

It may not be the first fluid you think of on your truck, but coolant is extremely important both to the truck’s performance and to your fleet’s continued uptime. Here is a look at the top five things your fleet should know about spec’ing and maintaining coolant. 1. Don’t judge a coolant by its color

Coolant choices are important, here’s why

It’s easy to judge a diesel engine coolant by its color. Easy, and also problematic. The complication comes in as there are two very different types of coolants: conventional fully formulated and extended life (or organic acid technology, or OAT). They protect engines from corrosion very differently and if you mix the two, both will

The value of filtration and coolant training

Training and education: they’re foundational to so many industries, including ours. The reasons for this are seemingly self-evident, but nonetheless, thorough training of employees including technicians and drivers is neglected more often than it should be. That’s understandable—trucking is a demanding industry, with constant deadlines to hit, shipments going out and coming in, maintenance and

What’s that liquid? Tips to tell if a truck is leaking coolant

If your driver is out on the road and notices liquid is leaking from the engine area, they might suspect it’s a coolant leak, but how can he or she know for sure? Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: Complicating matters is

Keep your cool this summer: Tips for maintaining your truck’s complete cooling system

As summer warms up, the increased temperatures places greater demands on truck cooling systems. Cooling systems, along with other powertrain systems, continue to grow more complex. While powertrain systems are amazingly robust, the increased complexity means it is more critical than ever to properly maintain these systems to avoid breakdowns and the accompanying downtime and

Podcast: The importance of coolant maintenance in the winter

We are smack in the middle of winter, and for fleets, that means it’s time to get those winter maintenance checklists updated. If your trucks run in areas of extreme cold and snow it is a crucial month for maintenance on all components of the vehicle. Let’s zero in on one specific component today: coolant.

Watch: Trucking coolants are evolving with the times

Every year, companies are coming up with new engines and other components that make trucks even more powerful and efficient. But when one component evolves, those changes affect other parts of the truck as well, like your tried-and-true coolant mixtures. So if you think there’s nothing new to know about trucking coolants, think again. Click

K-Seal the coolant leak repair specialists

K-Seal has ALL your coolant leak repairs covered. K-Seal requires no draining or flushing of the cooling system and mixes with all types of antifreeze. For all your sealing needs, remember ONLY ONE NAME… K-Seal.

Ten things you need to know about your trucks’ coolant

FE surveyed coolant experts around the industry about the most important things fleets should know when it comes to their coolant. Below is a brief guide to your trucks’ coolant, in the form of 10 of their most important coolant tips. First things first: know what kind of coolant your truck OEM recommends, and what