Tech Tip: Advanced Fluid Analysis

Posted by Lube-Tech on Oct 18, 2018 9:42:12 AM

Stay Ahead of Equipment Failures

Lube-Tech offers Advanced Fluid Analysis to monitor lubricant and equipment performance for on- and off-road heavy-duty fleets. Routine sample testing on a quarterly or annual basis allows for better tracking of equipment performance and helps extend lubricant life.

A Diagnostic Challange

Posted by Mighty Auto Parts on Oct 5, 2018 2:41:15 PM


The Symptoms May Be a Normal Characteristic

Often we are faced with customer complaints that are seemingly impossible to resolve. We methodically make our best diagnostic efforts and implement the necessary repairs to alleviate the customer’s complaint. Sometimes, our best efforts fail to provide a solution and when this happens, it looks bad on the technician and the parts supplier.

Battery Testing

Posted by Mighty Auto Parts on Oct 2, 2018 3:05:57 PM
Make it a Part of Your Vehicle Inspection

If testing the battery is not a part of your vehicle inspection...it should be. A heads-up notice on a failing battery can save your customer a lot of grief.

VIDEO: Lube-Tech Company Overview

Posted by Lube-Tech on Sep 27, 2018 9:50:01 AM

Lube-Tech is a regional leader in fuel, industrial and automotive fluids. Lube-Tech also offers category management for private label fluids and lubricants.

VIDEO: A Day In The Life Of A Drop Of Oil

Posted by Lube-Tech on Sep 27, 2018 9:28:47 AM

King of the Road - Episode 5

Featuring Lube-Tech Operations Manager, John Swoverland 

VIDEO: A Day In The Life Of A Lube-Tech Driver

Posted by Lube-Tech on Sep 27, 2018 8:45:37 AM

King of the Road - Episode 6

Featuring Lube-Tech Driver, Dan Notsch

 

STLE Fosters Expertise For Manufacturing

Posted by Lube-Tech on Sep 13, 2018 2:38:23 PM

STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers), one of the largest professional societies in the field of machine lubrication, serves 15,000 industry professionals worldwide. This past Spring, STLE launched a chapter right here in Minnesota. Led by Lube-Tech Industrial and Distribution Product Development Michelle Brakke and Formulation Chemist Michael Quigley, the chapter fosters idea sharing and lubrication education by providing educational seminars and hosting social and networking events (among other things).

Diesel Service Tips

Posted by Mighty Auto Parts on Aug 28, 2018 3:08:17 PM
That Can Save a Lube Service Tech Much Frustration

Diesel applications often present the most challenges for lube service technicians. Unfortunately, most do not get the opportunity to service many diesels, and therefore do not establish a pattern of normal characteristics of the engine.

Viscosity Modifiers Play an Integral Role in Modern Engine Oil Technology

Posted by Lube-Tech on Aug 28, 2018 10:51:51 AM

Valuable Aid in Meeting EPA Fuel Economy Standards

Viscosity modifiers are polymers that play a critical role in modern multi-grade engine oils. Part of EPA fuel economy testing is a cold start and drive test, and carmakers such as Honda have been able to increase their overall new car mileage ratings by blending super-thin, multi-grade oils such as 0W-20 and 0W-16. Thinner oil creates less drag inside the engine, freeing up power in cold start situations as well as in overall driving and ultimately increasing fuel mileage. High quality base stocks and engine oil viscosity modifiers combine to make this possible.

Lube Service Challenges

Posted by Mighty Auto Parts on Aug 27, 2018 12:50:10 PM
New Technology Requires New Level of Service

In the past, most powertrains were forgiving when it came to lubricants, oil viscosities, and engine deposits. Many lube shops consolidated and took the approach that one oil viscosity was suitable for all applications. Taking the approach on one of the newer engine designs, such as those equipped with Active Fuel Management (AFM), can result in some major and costly engine repairs.