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Safety Tip: Cooling System Maintenance

When coolant freezes, it expands and poses a danger to your vehicle's engine block. Here's advice from NHTSA on how to protect your cooling system and avoid vehicle breakdowns in frigid temperatures.

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How to Check Coolant

This video explains how to make sure your vehicle's coolant can withstand the winter temperatures it may encounter. Video courtesy of Advance Auto Parts. For the full safety tip about cooling system maintenance, click here.

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Noregon Names VP of Sales, COO

Noregon has promoted Shane Gilliam to vice president of sales and Tim Bigwood to chief operating officer, Noregon founder and CEO Bill Hathaway has announced.

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Cost of Flat Tire to a Fleet Detailed

Fleet Financials’ inaugural tire survey asked fleet managers how much flat tires deflated the bottom line. The answers provided an in-depth look at a perennial challenge.

Graph courtesy of Element.

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PM Transaction Costs Up But Longer Intervals Keep Costs Flat

The auto OEMs continue to adopt more stringent motor oil requirements, which increases the cost of each PM service. But, the intervals between services have continued to widen, mitigating some of the additional costs.

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Fleet Maintenance, Repair Costs Remain Flat

Fleet maintenance costs have remained flat over the past 12 months, compared to CY-2015, despite price increases in replacement parts and labor rates. The primary factor keeping prices flat is overall vehicle quality.

Graph courtesy of Modern Tire Dealer.

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Stable Commodity Prices Keep Replacement Tire Costs Flat

Replacement tire prices for CY-2016 are flat because of less volatility in the global prices of commodities used to manufacture tires, namely oil, rubber, and steel. The forecast is for a continuation of price stability into CY-2017.

Photo courtesy of Donlen.

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Donlen Driver Call Center Receives Award

Donlen's Driver Call Center has earned the Outstanding Customer Support Performance Recognition award from the Fraser Group.

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ARI Adds Driver App with Push Notifications

ARI has introduced its Driver Insights app to make it "exponentially more convenient" for drivers to access information about their fleet vehicle, according to the fleet management company.

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Safety Tip: Responding to the TPMS Light

Here are tips on how to respond to the tire pressure monitoring system warning light.

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