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What’s in your truck’s coolant?

Extended life coolant (ELC) is the coolant of choice for the many over-the-road long-haul fleets today. As engine OEMs churn out improved efficiency and fleets battle for lower cost per mile, it just makes sense. Flushing the coolant is a time-consuming process and your clients aren’t paying for downtime. That said, it’s not a fill-it-and-forget-it

Three growing truck coolant trends

There are a myriad of coolant options available for fleets today. You can spec Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolant; extended life coolant; nitrite-free coolant; coolant with nitrites; mix different types of coolant; and there are plenty of other options as well. Keeping all these options straight can be difficult, not to mention making sure the

Choosing an engine heater

Heaters are an important aspect of the engine to watch, especially with winter on its way. When looking for an engine heater, the first thing that should be checked is the OEM/engine manufacturer recommendation. This is the simplest way of finding out what you need. Of course, there’s more to it than that. There are many different options, which

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Winter is coming: Is your fleet prepared?

It may not be something that everyone (OK, anyone) wants to think about, but the fact remains that winter is on its way. Everyone needs to be prepared for what’s ahead, and that includes fleets. It’s the harshest season for trucks, which face issues from the brakes freezing to the products being hauled in trailers

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Prestone Command highlights antifreeze, coolant products

Prestone Products Corp. will showcase its new complete solution of Prestone Command products at the American Trucking Association’s 2015 Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn., from Feb. 16-19. Colin Dilley, Ph.D, vice president of technology for Prestone Products Corp., and Peter Woyciesjes, Ph.D, Worldwide RD&E manager, coolants,

Prestone Command highlights latest heavy-duty products

Prestone Products Corp. will feature its new Prestone Command products at the upcoming 2015 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas, Jan. 26-29. Colin Dilley, Ph.D vice president of technology for Prestone Products Corp., and Peter Woyciesjes, Ph.D worldwide RD&E manager, coolants, will be on hand during the event to answer questions at the Prestone

Prestone Command adds heavy-duty additives, extenders

Prestone Products Corp. added to its family of heavy-duty cooling system solutions with its new Supplemental Coolant Additives (SCA) and Extender Liquid Coolant Additive Corrosion Inhibitors. Optimized maintenance is critical to protect any heavy-duty engine and vulnerable cooling system metals from corrosion and the accumulation of harmful deposits. Prestone Command chemical conditioning replenishes corrosion inhibitors and

Cool down: A primer of coolant and additives

Today’s modern heavy-duty engines are being designed with a greater amount of aluminum components, including radiators, heater cores, oil coolers, charge air coolers, water distribution housings, piping and control valves. “Due to the higher aluminum content engines, one phenomenon that is being observed in the industry is that nitrite containing coolants may react with aluminum

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Coolant compatibility: Know thy coolants

When it comes to a fleet’s extended life coolant concerns, look no further than the three C’s: Capabilities; Compatibility; and Contamination. The biggest concern for the fleets running organic acid coolants (OAT) and nitrited organic acid technology (NOAT) extended life coolant [ELC] is knowing which fluid should be in their system. Extended life coolants are

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Keeping truck engines cool: The right coolant and coolant filter stand between you and engine repairs

The biggest factors surrounding engine coolant are maintaining engine temperatures, assisting in emission control and being plagued by chemical and particulate contamination, says John Gaither, director of heavy-duty engineering for Luber-finer. In addition, he notes, they often must handle rust, silicate drop out and scale, which is caused by an unbalanced system and needs to

There is confusion around which coolant should be used