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Trucks are not known for having huge amounts of space in the cockpit, so creating a way to keep things organized in the back of your truck can be a lifesaver. How do you choose whether to go...
How to Buy a Used Commercial Truck
A commercial truck can be a wonderful addition to many business, both new and growing. Whether you need products delivered, or heavy equipment moved, a commercial truck can be beneficial to your...
Should I Buy a Truck with an Aluminum or Steel Roof?
Roof strength is important in pickups as they can roll over. Aluminum has been found by the IIHS to be safer than steel.
How to Drive a Big Truck When You’re Small
It can be a challenge to be short. Along with difficulties reaching tall shelves and keeping stepladders on hand, people tend to view you differently solely based on your height. While...
How to Drive a Moving Truck When Moving Cross Country
Packing and driving a rental truck cross country can be a hard task. By planning your route and driving safely you can relieve the stress of moving.
How to Get a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
Class A CDL, Class B CDL, and Class C CDL are types of commercial driver's license required to operate a tractor trailer, school bus, or dump trucks.
Industry News for Automotive Techs: October 22-28
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How to Become a Truck Driver
Truck driving jobs are for local delivery truck drivers or big rig heavy duty truck drivers, which require a commercial drivers' license (CDL).
How to Put a Truck Cap on Your Pickup
Truck caps go on pickup truck beds to protect items from weather and theft. Camper shells, canopies, truck caps, and work caps are common cap styles.
How to Build a Headache Rack For Your Pickup Truck
Headache racks protect pickup truck cabs from loose objects in the truck bed. Learn how to build and install a headache rack for your pickup truck.
How to Host a Tailgate Party like a Pro
To host an awesome tailgate party you'll need great BBQ recipes, an ice cold cooler, a playlist of party music, and friends to help celebrate.
5 Essential Things to Know Before Buying a Truck
Trucks are a popular option thanks to their overall versatility. They can haul people and things with ease, and they handle off-road adventures like champs. However, there are five essential things to know before...
4 Essential Things to Know About Tie Downs and Tow Straps
When you need to secure cargo in the back of your trailer, truck, van, or SUV, then tie downs and tow straps are going to be your new best friend. These...
3 Essential Things to Know About Trailer Hitches
A trailer hitch is also known as a tow hitch, and is used to pull a vehicle, boat, or other things behind a vehicle. There are different classes of trailer hitches depending on the...
How to Buy a Good Quality Truck Tool Box
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Fuel gauge broke.
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How do I properly wash my truck?
Your truck will need to be cleaned regularly. To ensure proper results, do not use any non-recommended car wash or towels. To clean your 2012 Ford F-150. Rinse your vehicle with lukewarm water. Spray off the underbody and clear...
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Trunk won't lock
Hello. When you say the trunk won't lock, I am assuming that the trunk lid will latch closed but you are able to open the trunk after remotely locking the car. If your car is equipped with keyless ignition, be...
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How do I open the rear doors on my extended cab vehicle?
The rear doors on the extended cab version of the vehicle do not have a handle on the outside. This can be tricky for passengers, but the compact design saves weight and space. To access the handles for...
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Advice on whether to buy a truck or keep the old one
You've got so much mileage out of that old engine. If I were you I would keep the old one and keep fixing it. Dodge does not make them like they used to. Especially since Fiat has bought them. Now...
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Question about an article.
When it comes to any type of vehicle, servicing the vehicle on a regular basis is necessary to maintain its performance. A truck can be a daily driver and never be used to haul a load or pull a boat,...
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Car oil leak
Hello. The oil can leak from any number of places on this engine. The most common places that this engine leaks oil is from the valve cover gaskets, and from the rear main seal. If it is dripping while the...
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Truck lights not working
If the bulbs are good, the problem could be with the power circuit. The circuit involves the fuse, a relay and the switch. Any of those components will keep the lights from working. Electrical issues can be troublesome to diagnose....
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The truck is riding hard
When you say the truck is riding hard, I have seen many of the suspension struts binding causing a hard ride. They do not shift to smooth ride and may stay stiff. Replacing the shock/struts fixed the issue with ride....
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Check tire pressure light on, trunk unlocked warning
Hi there. Most of the time this is caused by a loose battery or ground connection. I usually start by checking the battery terminal connections for tightness and corrosion. I then check the ground connections for the same problems. ...
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1988 Chevy C60 dump truck. Grinding noise from transmission while in gear
You might want to remove both PTOs first. They may be seized or have bad bearings. You may also have burned out the input bearings. The transmission will need to be removed and torn down to see what the damage...
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My truck accelerates unintentionally when pulling into parking spaces or garages. This has happened twice.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Many different faults will cause unintended acceleration. The most likely are a floor mat stuck under the gas pedal, a stuck throttle body, or a throttle body motor failure. This is a serious safety issue...
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My truck won't rev past 1000 RPM
The mass air flow sensors are known to go bad on Nissan Titans. The symptoms you are describing point to the MAF not working properly. Check to be sure you have reconnected the new one correctly, proper continuity and grounds....
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Lighting bolt came on after changing out alternator, what may that mean?
Although the two alternators may look the same and fit the same your vehicle was equipped with the less amperage alternator. The alternator is controlled by the computer and may not charge correctly if the wrong one. Have the system...
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Truck won't go in park
This is sometimes a common issue related to the kick down cable coming off of the carburetor not being adjusted properly. This can cause it to not go into or out of gear. Also, the shift linkage may be worn...
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My truck leans towards the driver's side
Since your vehicle is brand new, it sounds like some kind of design flaw. I did some searching online and found you are not the only Tacoma owner to have this issue. It sounds like your local dealer is taking...
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Recommendation about most reliable pickup trucks
Toyota is the most dependable. I remember seeing a '99 Tacoma with a 4-cylinder engine and standard transmission. It had 800,000 miles on it and it was still running pretty good. They make solid trucks. There is no arguing about...
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Fuel door release open
Hey there. This is an electrical release mechanism, consisting of the switch in the glove compartment, and a solenoid that is inside the fuel door itself. Starting with the fuse for this circuit, follow the "power trail" to see which...
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Advice on buying a 2001 Toyota Tundra
Yes, the 2001 ones are reliable. They are probably more reliable than the new ones. That's one of their peaks. I'm convinced that mid to late '90's and early 2000's Toyotas are the best cars ever made, so if you...
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Can you fix a bent frame? If so, how?
Depending on the severity of the damage to the frame, this may or may not be able to be fixed. There are shops that have frame machines that are able to correct small damage to frames, depending on the make...

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