Here’s another industry feature celebrating the opening of our Medium Duty Truck Service And Repair department. Over the years you’ve probably soon footage of some of the testing auto manufacturers use on their vehicles. Much of it is quite interesting, and some of it is downright brutal. Crash testing comes to mind for sure. Vehicles must be tested for all types of extreme conditions, including heat and cold.
Today we look a little way into the future as we watch Ford do a type of testing call Deep Freeze Testing, where -20F is considered balmy. 🙂 The vehicle being tested in the video is a 2017 Ford Super Duty truck. It’s still being tested and developed but Ford invited TFLTruck to take a Sneak Peek at their newest truck undergoing this extreme cold weather testing. The test takes place at McKinley Climatic Laboratory at the Eglin Air Force Base, 46 miles East of Pensacola, Florida. A strange dichotomy to be sure to have such an extreme cold test in the Florida panhandle!
Today I’d like to give you a quick overview of the modern fuel system. It starts with the fuel tank. The fuel pump is located inside the tank and pumps fuel out to the engine. Somewhere along the way is a fuel filter, whose job is to filter out dirt before it gets into the engine. Then there’s the fuel intake system and the fuel injectors that deliver the fuel to be burned in the engine. Now, let’s focus on how to make the various components of your fuel system work well and last as long as possible.
This is great find brought to us today by the Auto Tech devision over at NBC.com Have you ever wondered how you might locate charging centers if you were/are driving an electrical vehicle? As it so happens, one of the biggest concerns of switching to an all-electric vehicle is worrying about what would happen if you ran out of juice. Our roads and major highways are dotted with gas stations of course, but what’s an electric vehicle owner to do with a green car running on empty?