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Common Truck Repairing Terms and Definitions

Commercial truck drivers handle large vehicles on a daily basis. Often these heavy diesel tucks have massive trailers or refrigeration units to keep perishable items cool during transport. However, repairs are commonly required over time, since commercial semi vehicles and tow trucks are used daily. These repairs may be needed for the vehicle’s frame or an air conditioning unit in the storage trailer. Check out the common terms listed below in order to learn more about truck repairing.

  • Pintle Hook – A coupling device that is often used on a double or triple truck trailer. This device provides a fixed towing horn and latch mechanism that allows for the attachment of a drawbar eye on a trailer or dolly.
  • Upper Coupler – This is the load bearing surface found on the front underside of a semi trailer. This surface sits on the fifth tractor trailer wheel. It has a kingpin that protrudes downward in order to rest inside the locking jaws of the fifth wheel.
  • Chain Slings – These are durable chains with grab hooks that are commonly used on tow trucks. They are made from different alloy grades, and are often used to pull automobiles out of ditches.
  • Refrigeration Units or Systems – Typically used in commercial truck trailers, these are air conditioning units that keep the storage area of a truck or semi cool. They can be set to a specific degree in order to transport perishable goods, meat products or produce over long distances.
  • Air Suspension Bag or Kit – This is added to a semi or commercial truck to provide vehicle suspension. It is powered by an electric compressor or air pump, and uses pressurized air to keep the vehicle frame at the right height and level. It additionally improves ride quality.
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    Rigo’s Truck Repair
    16000 Van Drunen Rd, South Holland, IL 60473
    Rigo’s Truck Repair in South Holland, IL services all major makes and models of trucks and semi-tractor trailers, including Mack, Freightliner and Peter-Bilt models.
    (708) 770-2979
    Parkview Auto Repair & Body Shop
    4139 S Western Blvd, Chicago, IL 60609
    Cost-effective alternative to dealership servicing. If you need work done on your auto, pickup truck, SUV or other vehicle, come to us. Our mechanics provide expert repairs for dings, dents, bumper damage and more.
    (773) 847-9626
    Last Chance Auto Repair For Cars Trucks
    12052 S Naper Plainfield Rd, Plainfield, IL 60585
    We are a family owned and operated complete automotive service and repair center. Specializing in car and truck repairs, diagnostics, transmissions, engines, and brakes. Total domestic and import diagnostics services.
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    (815) 577-0327
    User Review: "Great budget price with quality warranty.Found them on the internet.For a tow and they have a transmission rebuild service..." - Yu (IL)
    Wes's Towing-Service
    928 Wilson Ave, Calumet City, IL 60409
    (708) 862-4949
    Johnson Truck Equipment
    453 Commercial Ave, Calumet City, IL 60409
    (708) 891-8543
    D & C Roadside Assistance
    Calumet City, IL 60409
    (708) 891-5754
    Arrow Truck Repair Inc
    279 W 154th St, South Holland, IL 60473
    (708) 339-1321
    Reliance Safety Lane & Service Inc
    16015 Van Drunen Rd, South Holland, IL 60473
    (708) 596-2060
    R C Tire Company Shop
    16110 Vandustrial Ln, South Holland, IL 60473
    (708) 331-7372
    Jd Mueller Inc
    16961 State St, South Holland, IL 60473
    (708) 339-8700
    Sisers Truck Center
    16651 Vincennes Ave, South Holland, IL 60473
    (708) 496-4046
    Vlado Truck Repair Inc
    1545 E 168th St, South Holland, IL 60473
    (708) 331-3886
    Bryan's Auto Body Inc
    16647 Vincennes Ave, South Holland, IL 60473
    (708) 339-4999
    Calumet Lift Truck Service Co
    16525 State St, South Holland, IL 60473
    (708) 339-2150
    Calumet Lift Truck
    35 E 168th St, South Holland, IL 60473
    (708) 331-8549

    Mechanics offer truck repair and service for a variety of trucks, from SUVs to pickups. Some even specialize in large commercial diesel fuel vehicles such as dump trucks, utility trucks, and semi trailers. Sometimes the transmission goes, or the auto needs a simple oil and filter change. Whatever the need, mechanics skilled in car and truck repair can help. They are often found at auto body repair shops, dealerships, and gas stations. Professionals here accept walk-ins and scheduled service ranging from maintenance and inspections to battery installation and tire rotations. They can assess and diagnose what's wrong with the vehicle, then provide an estimate beforehand. The customer can either choose to take the mechanic up on the service or go elsewhere for a second opinion. Truck repair is essentially the same as car repair, but on a larger scale. Heavy duty equipment, jacks, and other supplies are needed to provide tune-ups, clutch repair, simple hitch fixes, and brake parts replacement. Truck repair technicians may also offer custom painting and lettering, which comes in handy for commercial vehicles such as utility, pickup, or semi trailer trucks. Truck repairing and service mechanics may have a gas station attached to their shop, or they could act as a standalone business. Some even sell used cars and trucks, or even parts in a junk yard out back. If your truck is still under warranty, you can head to the dealership where you bought your vehicle and get free or discounted service, whether you need engine work or an oil change.
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