Polar Power Protects Your Engine from Winter’s Cold


Cold weather has been known to take a toll on vehicles, which is Global Parts, Inc. has an array of different parts and products to help you maintain your vehicle and keep it running safely and efficiently all winter long. One of those products is Polar Power, a diesel fuel treatment product that keeps the fuel from gelling in the freezing temperatures. Keep reading to find out why you should be using Polar Power in your diesel-powered vehicle this winter.

Polar Power

There are some definite perks to driving a truck with diesel fuel. Diesel engines are more efficient than gasoline ones, they’re more durable and they’re great at powering heavy-duty vehicles. But when it comes to winter, you can run into some trouble.

At certain temperatures, diesel fuel will turn into a gel-like substance that will not flow through the fuel system. This happens because colder temperatures cause the paraffin wax present in the fuel to solidify, moving from a crystallized form to a gel as the temperatures outside fall. When diesel fuel begins to gel, it not only gets in your fuel tank, but clogs your fuel lines and fuel filter as well.

The only way to prevent diesel fuel from gelling is to use a water dispersant to keep the paraffin from crystallizing. That’s where Polar Power comes in.

Polar Power is a highly effective formula specifically designed by FPPF to provide significant performance benefits in all diesel fuels, including ultra-low sulfur diesel and bio-diesel fuel blends. It contains the most advanced cold flow improver on the market, which means you get superior protection in the cold winter months.

Polar Power contains FPPF’s Fuel Power, a wax dispersant, lowers the pour point of the diesel fuel, contains a seed crystal modifier, lowers the cold filter plug point and contains zero alcohols.

Polar Power Prevents Diesel Fuel from Gelling

Total Power

If you want to take things a step further, consider using Total Power. This product combines the technologies of Fuel Power and Polar Power to provide the complete winter diesel treatment. It also contains Cetane 8+, a lubricity additive and a diesel injector cleaner.

Diesel injector cleaners are vital to keeping your diesel engine running properly. Over time, deposits build up in the tips of your fuel injectors, gunking them up and preventing them from delivering an evenly dispersed mist of fuel to your engine. If you’re not cleaning the injectors, you won’t be getting the best performance and fuel mileage from your engine.

When used regularly, Total Power can lower CFPP, lower pour point, clean your fuel injectors and raise cetane. Like Polar Power, it contains no alcohols while also meeting L-10 and N-14.

Facing Winter’s Wrath

When freezing temperatures become the norm, your vehicle can end up with a whole host of problems. Your car battery can die in cold weather; the fluids in your car can thicken; even your tire pressure can decrease thanks to low temperatures.

At Global Parts, Inc., we want all of our customers to be as safe as possible on the roads this winter. We have a variety of products that can help prepare your vehicle for the winter months, including LED lights, snow chains, and of course, Polar Power. All of these can be used in various ways in order to keep your vehicle operating safely during the colder months.

Why Snow Chains Are Important for Winter Driving


If you’re driving in an area where there is a significant amount of snowfall and icy conditions in the winter, investing in snow chains might be a good idea. They could provide you that peace of mind knowing you will arrive safely at your destination, plus there might be areas that are regulated and require drivers to use them. Global Parts, Inc. is committed to providing you with heavy duty truck accessories to ensure that you always have what you need, and we have a variety of snow chains available to get your truck ready for winter.

Why Use Snow Chains?

Snow chains offer drivers a degree of safety. When roads are compacted with heavy snow and ice, it can be dangerous for you to drive on them. But if you need to use the road to get to work or whatever reason, snow chains can help you drive safely over them. The chains attach to the wheels to provide maximum traction while driving over the snow and/or ice. Drivers will still have to proceed cautiously — driving too fast can still cause them to lose control of their vehicle, but the snow chains should help keep the car steady and moving forward when driving slowly. If you are hauling a trailer, it might be beneficial to have snow chains on trailer tires, too.

Types of Snow Chains

There are several different types of snow chains on the market. This includes the AutoSock, which is fabric-based, easy grip composite snow chains, low-profile snow chains, as well as winter traction aids. Each of them are going to help on snowy and icy roads, though some are going to provide a smoother and quieter ride than traditional chains.

There are also chains that do not require you to reach into the wheel well, making it easy to install in about two minutes or less.

You will want to compare the different snow chains based upon the kind of vehicle you have as well is what kinds of conditions you are going to be driving in on a regular basis.

Determine Whether You Need One Set or Two Sets of Snow Chains

Tips on Using Snow Chains

When you are going to install snow chains on your car or truck, you want to make sure you follow the handbook. Make sure that you purchase ones that are designed for your wheel size. You also need to determine whether you are going to get one set or two, and this is determined based upon the conditions you are going to be driving in, as well as what kind of vehicle you have. A four-wheel-drive vehicle should always have two pairs — so that all four wheels are fitted. If you are only going to get one pair, front-wheel-drive should have it installed on the front wheels while rear wheel drive should have it installed on the rear wheels.

A best practice when driving with snow chains on is to turn off traction control. You also want to make sure that you drive gently and slow down. You should generally not exceed more than 30 mph once you have the chains on. You might also want to stop after having driven a short distance so that you can adjust the tension.

If you have other questions on snow chains or heavy duty truck parts, contact Global Parts Inc; we can answer your questions and provide technical help. We have several warehouses in Georgia, Florida and Kentucky, and we ship free to the lower 48 states. Right now we have a special promotion for 10 percent off all snow chains. To redeem, use the code “SAFEDRIVER” at checkout.

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High Quality Riveting Tools Allow You To Take The DIY Approach

Riveting Tools

It can be expensive to repair trucks, trailers and golf carts. If you know a little about mechanics and are comfortable doing things on your own, it could be more affordable to invest in high quality riveting tools that will let you do the work on your own.

Top Companies Providing Riveting Tools

There are a number of great manufacturers known for providing reliable and affordable riveting tools, and you will be able to purchase all of them from Global Parts, Inc. with confidence that you are getting the best prices possible.

Some of the companies you will finding on the site include:

  • Gesipa
  • Powerbird
  • Accubird

Gesipa has created the FireBird, which is largely considered one of the top riveting tools. You can definitely get a significant amount of use out of this one. The FireBird 14.4 Volt Rivet Nut Tool comes complete with a metal carrying case. It has traction power of 13,000 N and a working stroke of 5.5 mm. It uses a DC motor drive, and includes several different wrenches, a one threaded mandrel and nose piece, as well as a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. There is also a charger that provides you with a 60 minute charge time.

The Firebird riveting tool is a great pick

Why Rivet?

Riveting provides a permanent connection between two components. The rivet is used as a joint within a bored hole that is made first. It is then formed on one or both ends depending upon the overall function.

There are different kinds of rivets and riveted joints that can be made. Some of the most common materials for the rivets include steel, aluminum, brass, and copper. Each of the types of rivets have their own benefits, including:

  • Button head: Ideal for fixed and closed joints and have a strong clamping effect
  • Countersunk head: Ideal for when surface cannot be uneven due to rivet
  • Oval head countersunk: Used when the surface is rough and there are no demands for an even surface
  • Boiler construction: Similar to a button head rivet, only using a conical shank. Ideal for when bore holes are not quite accurate
  • Explosive: Used when component is accessible from one sight only. Explosive charge widens the rivet shank

Understanding the type of rivet you want to make will make it easier to ensure you purchase riveting tools that can do what you want to do so that timely repairs can be made.

Investing in Riveting Tools

The riveting tools we offer at Global Parts, Inc. are high-end and commonly used for riveting trailers and boats, although we have had customers use them on cars as well. These are sold at the lowest allowed prices, and we are stocking from all of the top companies. Learn more about what we have to offer, and our commitment to helping every step of the way, by contacting us today.

The Importance Of Light Accessories For Your Golf Cart


Did you know most cities require you to have functioning headlights and taillights to drive a golf cart, even on golf cart paths? The last thing you want to do is be fined for not being compliant with the rules, plus it can be dangerous driving without them. At Global Parts Inc., we can help keep you on the road with quality lighting accessories for your golf cart.

Headlights and Taillights

It is important that you have working headlights at all times. Some golf carts may use different designs for their headlights, so you’ll want to make sure you find the right bulb: one that is going to fit and provide you with the crystal projection needed to light your way.

In addition making sure you have working bulbs in your head and taillights, there are various other problems that you might encounter. Your headlights and taillights are going to use approximately 10 amps of current at 12 volts. If you have various other electronics on board, those are going to use amps as well. You might find that your battery will die faster if you have multiple sources taking up energy. A voltage reducer can be a great investment to ensure that all of your light accessories last longer. That way you can go longer without having to charge your golf cart.

Using a Voltage Reducer Can Make Lights Last Longer

LED Light Kits

There are various LED light packages that you might want to consider as well. This will incorporate all of the lights that you need, ranging from headlights to brake lights to backup lights and turn lights. You can also find various amber lights and marker lights that you might want to install to help people know you are there. Golf carts can easily blend into the surroundings at night, and if your focus is on being seen, there are light kits that can ensure you are highly visible regardless of how dark it is.

Before buying and installing lights, check with the city to determine what lights you need. If your golf cart doesn’t have the specific lights that you require, there are plenty of light kits to help you install so that you meet all requirements.

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Truck Driving Essentials: What you’ll want for the road

Truck Driving Essentials for the road

Whether it is the first day on the job, or a life-time on the road, truck drivers have the same basic needs as other drivers. Experienced truckers have to prepare for the long trips on the highway, and not every trip is easy. Even newbies have problems remembering to take along the most essential heavy duty truck accessories they are sure to need, as their trip progresses.

Inspections and Tune Ups Save Lives

For safety reasons, it is important to have your truck inspected, for minor problems. Be sure to carry the right tools such as tire jacks, flares and other necessities in the event of an emergency. A CB provides the best source of communication between drivers on the highway, who can give you heads up about traffic, open road construction, and weather conditions ahead. Make sure to take a map along and a GPS just in case you veer off track.

Take a Mixture of Personal Clothing and Other Items

Temperatures and climate changes from state to state. Therefore, be sure to take a variety of clothing, which is suitable for various types of weather conditions. Bring along a jacket, shorts, tee shirts, jeans, and an array of shoe types. Sneakers are fine for driving, but for entertainment purposes, you will want to wear a pair of slip on dress shoes, or casual slip on shoes. Do not forget to bring a pair of steel toe boots along.

Clothing to take on the road

Steel toe boots are great if you are driving a rig with a flat bed. Be sure to bring along a sleeping bag, a pillow, a cell phone, and a charger. What happens when you are driving under the sun? Do not forget to bring eye drops and a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s glare.

Take Time Out to Rest

Never try to drive long distances without taking a break. If time permits, take a break. Stop and eat at a restaurant, pull over and call the family, or visit a department store, and pick up last minute items. Too many accidents occur when drivers fail to stop and rest.

Tools to Take Along

  • GPS
  • Map
  • Heavy duty dolly
  • Air pump
  • Emergency gear
  • flares

Personal Items to Pack

  • Cell phone
  • Music player
  • Shades
  • Bottled water
  • Medication
  • Wallet/ credit cards

Miscellaneous and Important Items Not to Forget

Remember to pack reflective clothing. In the event of an accident occur or a storm, you want to be visible to oncoming traffic, and rescue workers. Having on reflective clothing makes it easier for someone to find you, and assist you. Put the cones behind the truck or in an appropriate, but safe spot next to the truck.

Toolboxes should contain valuable tools and equipment. Do not leave on a trip without taking along a flashlight, a tire pressure gauge, a pair of work gloves, and a wrench. You never know when you have to unhook your trailer, or perform some minor repair. Always be prepared, for bad weather, accidents, and unforeseen detours on the highway.

Driving Safety for Tractor Trailers (Part 2 of 2)

Truck Driving Safety Part 2

Drivers’ main focus is on the safety and well-being of themselves and other drivers on the highway. Driving demands full concentration, with attention to the smallest of details. What make driving more dangerous than usual are rough weather conditions, careless drivers, and inoperable vehicle equipment.

However, drivers can make their on the road driving experience safer for every driver traveling the highways, and byways.

Rules of the Road to Staying Safe on the Highway

Most accidents are avoidable, and many are not. Commercial driving puts many truckers at risk, for traffic accidents, and major health concerns. The biggest cause of trucking accidents is visibility problems, which cause many drivers to maneuver into unfamiliar territory. A GPS tracking device can eliminate most problems, and keep the driver on track.

Professional truck drivers have to practice often. They must monitor the space, height, and depth of each turn, and determine the distance between statutory and moving objects. Here are a few safety-driving tips to keep everyone safe, and to help drivers arrive at their destination.

  • Determine Space Cushion
  • Look out for low clearances, overpasses, and tunnels
  • Determine turning spaces
  • Be wary of uneven roads, slippery highways, and unfavorable weather conditions
  • Check the rear and side mirror for objects that are not visible in the mirrors
  • Allow follow the rules of the road

Plan the Trip According to the Weather

Traveling on the highways of any city or state is challenging, when the weather conditions are great. However, drivers should plan a trip based on the area they are traveling, and the route they will be taking. Some cities experience a busy season, which makes getting from point A to point B tasking, frustrating, and time consuming.

Driving in bad weather

Leave ahead of schedule to allow time for unavoidable situations. Here are a few tips to consider when traveling along unknown terrain:

  • Be mindful of traffic congestion on the highways and interstates
  • Obey all traffic and stop lights
  • Never speed in unfavorable weather conditions that can impose a safety violation
  • Look out for highway construction and workers
  • Pay close attention to hills and mountains

Checking the weather forecast of visiting locations can prevent many disasters. Always take a map along and a working up- to- date GPS. Drivers should always pay close attention to weight limitations and bridge restrictions. All equipment maintenance and repairs should be done before making any travel plans.

Keep the Speed Down

It is easy to go over the speed limit when a deadline is approaching. Nevertheless, speed limits help accidents, and remind drivers to reduce their speeds ahead of time. Trucks traveling up a ramp too fast can tilt or roll over.

Beware of Turns and Curves

Professional truck drivers should be aware of tricky turns and curves on the highway. Drivers should adjust their speed prior to approaching a sharp turn, or a winding curve. Slowing down before turning can prevent rollovers, and save lives.

Professional drivers need to refer to their driving manual, and company guidelines, on safety issues. At Global Parts, Inc we make heavy duty truck parts that last a long time.

Truck Driving Safety: Driver Fatigue

Truck Driving Safety: Driver Fatigue

Driving a big rig comes with quite a load of responsibility. After all, your vehicle is likely the biggest and heaviest on the road. This means it is essential you take certain safety precautions in order to ensure your safety at all times, and that includes the safety of other drivers. Believe it or not, the most deadly and dangerous part of driving a truck is fatigue.

Understanding Driver Fatigue

Driver fatigue occurs when a driver’s ability to safely drive is diminished due to being mentally or physically tired. This poses a significant threat to other drivers on the road, especially when you are operating a big rig. The primary causes of “drowsy driving” include too little sleep, driving during hours when you would typically be asleep, and staying awake for long periods of time.

How Big of an Issue is Drowsy Driving?

Estimates have shown that big rigs make up about 4 percent of all vehicles on the road at any time. Although this is a relatively small number, these same trucks are involved in about 11 percent of the total crashes, with at least one resulting in a fatality. Typical 18-wheelers weigh 60,000 to 80,000 pounds, whereas a traditional truck or car weighs between 2,000 and 4,000 pounds. This huge size difference is a clear reason why accidents that involve 18-wheelers can be far more deadly.

The numbers related to driver fatigue are also quite troubling. It is estimated that about 30 to 40 percent of all crashes that involve a big rig are, in part, the result of driver fatigue. Also, driver fatigue has been cited as the primary cause of about 13 percent of all 18-wheeler-related deaths.

Driver Fatigue Fast Facts

Why Driver Fatigue is Such a Prevalent Issue

There are quite a few reasons why big rig drivers become fatigued. However, the most common reason is because of the actual industry. In a number of situations, the amount of money drivers make is directly based on how quickly they are able to deliver their loads. This creates a financial incentive for drivers to continue driving even after they become fatigued.

Battling Fatigue on the Road

One of the best ways to prevent fatigue is to get plenty of sleep. There are actual laws in place that regulate the amount of time a driver can be on the road without sleep. This is to safeguard everyone, including the driver and other drivers on the road. In addition to getting plenty of sleep, you should eat right and avoid medicines or other substances that can cause drowsiness.

When it comes to staying safe on the road, taking precautions is essential. Stay tuned for the next part of this two-part series, which focuses on various hazards and safety precautions to keep in mind while on the road.

Global Parts, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring that you are safe while on the road. We have the parts and components to ensure that your truck continues operating at maximum efficiency. If you need any type of part, including refrigerant, you need to contact us today. We offer a discount of 10 percent on our refrigerant during the summer months. If you order from our website, you can get 10 percent off your refrigerant purchase with the code “BeatTheHeat.”

Picking A Truck Or RV Mattress

Picking A Truck Or RV Mattress

If you’re in the market for heavy-duty truck accessories, a mattress is most likely on the list. When traveling long distances in a truck or recreational vehicle, it’s basically a requirement. Is your truck or RV equipped with an appropriate mattress for the job?

Truck Mattresses

Is your truck equipped properly for a long haul? A good mattress should be installed for the comfort and safety of the driver on long road trips. This makes it much more convenient to properly sleep when stopped in a rest area. Truck mattresses come in various sizes to accommodate a multitude of vehicles. Imagine how much more comfortable you (or the driver, if it isn’t you) will be with a mattress especially built for this purpose. When it comes to heavy-duty truck accessories, this is so high on the list because it saves on hotel bills and helps keep the driver well-rested, which is extremely important for safety.

RV Mattresses

RV Mattresses

When preparing your RV for a long trip, be sure the mattresses are sturdy and comfortable. They also need to be the right kind of mattress for the purpose. An RV usually has mattresses in a variety of places, with some folding into other items. Be sure you’ve checked all of them before heading off. RV mattresses come in several sizes so that they can be easily replaced, if necessary. Whether you’re building a new RV or replacing mattresses in an older one, you should be able to find what you need. Consider the number of people who would possibly accompany you on the trip, and make sure there are enough sleeping areas for everyone. It’s best to purchase these at a retailer that sells heavy-duty truck accessories and RV supplies, as these dealers specialize in this type of mattress.

Convenience and Importance of Mattresses in a Truck or RV

Did you know that truckers sleep and drive better when they have a good mattress? It’s obviously more economical to make sure truck and RV mattresses are replaced as needed than it is to shell out money for good hotel rooms on every single trip. This would get quite costly for those who run large fleets of trucks. However, at just a fraction of that cost, you can replace all of the mattresses in your fleet and ensure that your drivers are happy. This is true whether you have one truck or RV or hundreds. Don’t be afraid to ask your drivers whether the mattresses they use are still comfortable. Happy and comfortable drivers are safer drivers, which is important to your bottom line as well as to theirs.

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A Clean Exhaust is a Happy Exhaust

A Clean Exhaust is A Happy Exhaust

A Clean Exhaust is a Happy Exhaust

Often car owners and drivers focus more attention on the car engine with respect to repairs and needed maintenance. The result is they fail to pay attention to other needs of their vehicle including the very important exhaust system. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to realize their exhaust system is so critically important for the life and smooth function of their vehicle. Your exhaust system affects the performance of your vehicle in many ways, including how your vehicle sounds, its horsepower output, and its fuel economy. The power source of your vehicle comes directly from the igniting action of air and fuel combustion in the combustion chambers. Considering its functions, it’s evident that your exhaust system plays a critical role in the level of performance of your vehicle at all times.

Understanding Your Exhaust System

There are many ways to keep your vehicle exhaust system in top condition at all times. The following exhaust component parts need to be checked to make sure they are functioning at optimum levels all the time.

  • Exhaust Manifold: This part is linked and attached to the cylinder head of your engine. It is made of either steel or stainless aluminum. It helps to merge each cylinder of the engine into one pipe. Make sure there are no leakages all around the exhaust manifold.
  • Oxygen Sensor: Some newer vehicles come with the oxygen sensor mounted on or close to your exhaust manifold, which serves to measure the level of oxygen available in your exhaust system. Through this process the exhaust system makes sure the needed level of oxygen is maintained for maximum fuel economy in your vehicle.
  • Catalytic Converter: This is an important exhaust system component which helps to convert harmful gases such as carbon monoxide and other gases into hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide. The catalytic converter is placed on or near the exhaust manifold or your muffler.
  • Muffler: The muffler is used to reduce sound levels to appropriate levels. The combustion process involves a series of explosive actions, producing lots of noise in the process. The muffler helps to control such noise.
  • Exhaust Pipe: The exhaust pipe helps to direct the produced gases out into the atmosphere. It is made of steel or stainless steel.

Oxygen Sensors

Benefits of Proper Exhaust System Maintenance

Proper maintenance of a clean exhaust system will undoubtedly help improve the life and performance of your vehicle. It is also important to use high quality parts to replace your bad or damaged exhaust system. Global Parts is the leading supplier for new semi truck parts, semi trailer, led trailer lights, e track accessories, and other maintenance auto parts and items. We have branches in Atlanta, Georgia; Ringgold, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Jacksonville, Florida; and Louisville, Kentucky. We offer competitive pricing and have great customer friendly service professionals to assist you with your needs.

Contact Global Parts today at:

Phone: 1-877-50-PARTS

Fax: 404-363-4267

Email: support@globalpartsinc.com

Beat the Summer Heat with Global Parts, Inc.

Beat the Summer Heat

Top Notch AC Parts When You Need Them

The summer heat is on its way. It’s time to get your truck ready with high-quality cooling and air conditioning products from Global Parts, Inc. We carry all the finest AC components from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry. When you shop with us, you’re guaranteed to find the parts you need to beat the heat whether you’re looking for compressors, clutches, blower motors, condensers, expansion valves, filters, evaporators, condensers, or AC tools—we’ve got it all and more!

Prepare Your Truck for Summer

Nothing wears out your truck faster than summer heat, dust, and the hard driving you’ll do during this demanding season. And after a tough, cold season, chances are your vehicle is close to a critical breakdown. Minimize the odds of mechanical failure by refitting the right systems with the right parts and fluids.

Tire Pressure – It’s not trivial. Make sure your tires are properly and evenly inflated and free of wear.

Batteries – These can easily be overlooked after the winter season. But summer heat is harder on your battery than any other seasonal demands. Make sure your terminals are clean and your electrolyte levels are correct.

Air Conditioning – Above all, when it comes to coping with the heat, you’ve got to replenish your refrigerant. It’s the first thing to check off on an A/C maintenance list, and the first thing forgotten as we head into the summer months. Take advantage of GP, Inc.’s special May markdown on A/C tools and refrigerant.

Summer Maintenance

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Call on the Professionals

Experienced drivers know summer heat can put a major damper on your productivity. After you’ve loaded up and are ready to haul, jumping into the cab should be a pleasure, not another chore. Let us show you what great parts, award winning customer service, and expert advice can do for your truck or fleet with a new truck air conditioning system. We’re confident that once you experience the GP difference you’ll come back to us for all your trucking needs.

Global Parts, Inc., is a leading supplier of top-quality heavy duty truck and trailer parts and accessories. Our mission is to earn your loyalty by providing a lifetime of service and high-end products. We want to help you get the parts and equipment you need to beat the summer heat to the punch!

Get in touch today at any of our five locations, or send our professionals an email with your questions and find our why Global Parts, Inc., is the best fit for your trucking needs.