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Ford Offers CK-4 Alternative Oil for Super Duty Diesels

Ford is recommending the use of a new Motorcraft diesel engine oil for its Super Duty trucks and warning fleet and commercial customers to avoid using most new CK-4 or FA-4 oils because they may cause damage to the engine, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

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Fleet Maintenance Expenses Decrease in CY-2016

The year-over-year decline in fleet passenger car maintenance expenses was primarily driven by a 7% reduction in replacement tire costs and lower fees to rent replacement rental vehicles while the company car was in the shop.

To continue working through the Alaskan winter, BlackHawk Works, a tree removal company, adds snow plows to three of its trucks. Additionally, BlackHawk Works hauls a skid steer with the F-550 and puts a sander in the F-450’s bed.

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Equipping Vehicles to Operate Through Winter

Service fleets share their insights on how to convert vehicles for winter as well as how they deal with the challenges of cold weather and harsh roads.

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Tools to Keep Drivers, Equipment Safe in Winter

These accessories can help protect drivers — and their tools — in icy and snowy conditions this winter season.

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Ford Offers Replacement Parts for Non-Ford Vehicles

Ford’s Customer Service Division has launched Omnicraft, an all-new brand of replacement parts that will be available to all Ford dealers.

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Pep Boys Acquires Just Brakes Repair Chain

Pep Boys has acquired the privately-held Just Brakes chain of repair and maintenance stores in a deal that will increase the chain's network to more than 900 locations.

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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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Top 10 News of 2016 on Business Fleet

The top 10 Business Fleet news stories of 2016 covered several topics including vehicle recalls, vehicle add-ons, and safety scores.

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Comparing Vans by Lifecycle Cost

This analysis shows that ownership costs for vans with similar powertrains, GVWR, and capacities can vary by manufacturer as much as $9,000.

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