Winter Driving – Tire Chaining – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

Winter Driving - Tire Chaining

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Winter often means snow-covered and icy roads. Experienced truckers know that the lighter the load, the less traction the tires have. Even trucks hauling heavy loads can lose traction in snow and ice. One of the most important things about driving a commercial motor vehicle during adverse weather conditions is to maintain vehicle traction. Ice, snow, and high winds all work towards reducing traction as well as visibility.

Tire chains are one of the best tools to help maintain traction when the road surfaces are covered in winter precipitation. In this video we will show you how to install tire chains on your commercial vehicle. Extreme conditions are not the best time to learn how to install tire chains, so inspect them and practice installing prior to needing to actually use them!

Please remember, even though you might have great traction and the experience to drive in less-than-perfect road conditions, the other driver might not!

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Major Truck Tire Blowout on the Local News! – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

Major Truck Tire Blowout on the Local News!

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Tyler King of T & T Mobile Repair was interviewed by CBS 5 in Michigan about the impact of the hot weather on semi truck tires. Excessively hot weather causes more blown tires which are littering highways around the country. Tyler King gives advice to both semi truck drivers and the general public about tire safety during the hotter months. Visit for more!

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Commercial Truck Repair Shop Orange County – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

Commercial Truck Repair Shop Orange County

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Anaheim, CA 92806
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714-598-2600

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How to Check for Wear on Suspension and Shock Bushings – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

How to Check for Wear on Suspension and Shock Bushings

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Hi, I am Aaron from Badger Utility. Today I am going to show you how to do three things, check for suspension bushing wear, check the wear washers on the suspension bushings, and check the shock bushing wear as well. Let’s get started.
We will start with the suspension bushings. To check to see if those are worn or not, we will measure from the bottom of the arm to the bottom of the hanger. I have taken my ruler and put a line on the ¾” mark to make it easier to see. I will put the ruler on the bottom of the suspension arm and I am measuring from the bottom of the arm to the bottom of the hanger. Anything less than ¾” the bushing are ok. Anything more than ¾” the bushings are worn and need to be replaced. These are under ¾”, they can stay in service.
Another thing we are going to check for is the wear washers. Now the wear washers are the plastic circles on the outside of the suspension arm. Those protect the hanger from wear while the suspension arm is moving. Now if you see the washers are cupped, torn or missing, they need to be replaced. Now just because the wear washers may be worn, doesn’t necessarily mean the suspension bushings are worn. Otherwise, these look pretty good. They can stay in service.
Finally we will check the shock bushings. The shock bushings are located right where the shock bolts into. They are just a rubber bushing. If you can twist the shock and notice a quite a bit of play, they need to be replaced. This strap right here helps protect the shock from over extending if you ever lift the trailer up or go into some hilly areas. Another thing you will want to check for is if you have any broken or bent bolts or cracked mounts. The shock also may have a little bit of dirt or oil film on the bottom of the shock right here. Just because there is a little bit of dirt or oil film doesn’t mean it is leaking. If the shock has clear oil runs running down the tube it needs to be replaced. These shocks look pretty good. They can stay in service.
I have shown you three different suspension parts to check. Making sure these parts aren’t worn and are in good operating condition, will keep your trailer riding smooth down the road.

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Flat Tire repair using tire plug kit – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

Flat Tire repair using tire plug kit

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Had a large bolt stuck in my tire and repaired it.

******Please Note! If the hole is near the edge or in the sidewall of the tire, you cannot repair it. In that case, you have to buy a replacement tire.

Attempt this repair at your own risk. I’ve done this many times. These plugs are easy to use and I’ve never had one come out.

If you are near a Discount Tire, they will do the repair for free. Just takes some of your time. Discount is awesome!

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