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            • The Benefits of Rotating & Balancing Your Truck's Tires

              One of the best ways to ensure that your vehicle has a long, healthy lifespan is by taking care of your tires. Not only should you have them rotated (or removed and replaced) regularly, but they should also be checked to ensure balance. At our auto repair shop, located near Springfield, IL, we offer both tire balance and rotation to help keep your car, truck, semi-truck, or tow truck in perfect shape. Here's a closer look at our services at Bob & Ron’s Repair Service Inc. and why [...]

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              What to Do When Your Work Truck's Battery Fails While Driving

              There are few things more inconvenient when you're on a long drive than having your battery fail. Taking a rest stop on your journey only to come out and find that your truck won't start can be a nightmare, particularly when it's your work truck and you have other people counting on you to get a delivery to them. If you encounter this problem in or around Lincoln, IL, Bob & Ron's Repair Service has some useful advice for what you can do. Knowing the Signs of a Failing Battery The best [...]

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              Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know About Your Truck

              Operating a heavy-duty vehicle or a semi-truck for your business can involve plenty of expense and multiple technical issues to keep track of, particularly if you want to avoid roadside emergencies and breakdowns as much as possible. If you want to get the most out of your heavy-duty truck in Champaign, IL, Bob & Ron's Repair Service has put together a list of five key things to keep an eye on. Pay Attention to Your Battery Sometimes, problems with a truck that seems complicated at first [...]

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              The Long-Term Effects of Hitting Potholes for Truck Owners

              Any semi-truck driver knows that potholes do more than jar your spine. When you're traveling down the highway on I-55 or I-74 near Bloomington, IL, it's important to know who to call in case of an issue with your tires or suspension. Bob and Ron's Repair Service Inc. offers reliable auto repair shop and towing services if a pothole temporarily puts your truck out of commission. Let's take a look at the damage potholes can inflict on your rig. Tires Most potholes have hard edges that can jam[...]

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              How to Jumpstart Your Truck

              If you own or run a truck in Decatur, IL, it makes good sense to know how to jumpstart your vehicle if ever the need arises. At Bob & Ron's Repair Service, Inc, we give you the answers and advice you'll need as the owner of a semi-truck, and we're also here for those times when you need professional jumpstart services. In this article, we'll talk about jumpstarting, when you might need to use this procedure and what to do if you can't manage to jumpstart your truck yourself. Why Learn How [...]

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              How to Stay Safe While Waiting for A Tow Truck

              It is no secret that trucks break down unexpectedly, and when that happens, you’ll want a reliable towing company to take your vehicle to a quality repair shop as fast as possible. Unfortunately, towing services can take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours to arrive, leaving you stranded on the side of the road. If you’re unsure of what to do while waiting for a tow, we’ve come up with a few essential safety tips to keep in mind while handling this unpredictably and often stressful [...]

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              Common Reasons Why the Heat in Your Semi-Truck Isn’t Working

              There’s nothing more miserable in the winter than a car heater that doesn’t work. Not only do freezing temperatures make you feel uncomfortable while driving, but a lack of heat to defrost frozen windows can be a serious distraction and hazard for you and others on the road. Don’t be miserable in the winter because your truck heater isn’t working, take it to your local mechanic experts at Bob & Ron’s Auto Service Inc. in Decatur, IL. Here are a few common reasons as to why your [...]

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              4 Fall Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

              Fall is arguably one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, especially in central Illinois. As a semi-truck driver, it can be easy to get distracted by all of the brightly colored leaves or seemingly clear roads, however, dangers come in all shapes and sizes. While there isn’t any snow or heavy rains in the fall, other dangers arise that truck drivers should always be on the lookout for. If you’re going to be on the road frequently this fall season, here are a few safety tips to keep in [...]

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              CDL Requirements to Maintain Your License

              A CDL, otherwise known as a Commercial Driver’s License, is a requirement for all truck drivers and drivers of large vehicles on the road. The testing process can take months when studying for the exam and practicing your driving skills. While it takes many years for CDL’s to expire, there are still a handful of ways that you could lose your license permanently if you are not careful and professional. Whether you recently got your CDL or are curious as to what the requirements are to [...]

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              4 Ways to Know Your Semi-Truck Needs an Oil Change

              Like all vehicles, semi-trucks require regular maintenance and oil changes to keep the vehicle in working condition. However, it can be easy to forget when your truck needs an oil change until it doesn’t seem to run as well as it used to. If left unattended for too long, your truck will begin showing signs that the lack of oil is doing damage. What are these signs, you ask? Don’t worry, we’ve included a list of things to look out for to let you know when your oil needs to be changed by one[...]

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