Polar Power Protects Your Engine from Winter’s Cold



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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



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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



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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.

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.