SOMERVILLE HINO BLOG

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July
11
July
11
We know just how hard it can be for business owners to maintain their fleets. From wear and tear to crew members running from place to place, we aim to make maintaining your Hino trucks as easy as possible. Here are some of our top tips for keeping your landscaping vehicle in tip-top shape all seas...
October
27
October
27
Winter driving conditions are right around the corner, which isn’t exactly good news for commercial truck drivers and fleet managers in the GTA. Winter can really take a toll on your truck, and if you go into winter unprepared, no matter if you’re driving in the urban area or hauling goo...
June
02
June
02
The EGR valve on your commercial truck is an integral aspect of driving.   In internal combustion engines exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) is an emissions reductions technique that recirculates some of the engine’s gas back into the engine cylinders. As a result, incoming air is diluted ...
May
24
May
24
As a trucker, you’re on the road a lot.   Your schedule isn’t a 9-5, and your route changes every day. One minute you’re driving along the busy highways of Ontario, and the next, you might be on the back roads of the remote north.   A safe ride starts with your comfor...
May
03
May
03
As a commercial truck driver, you understand how important regular maintenance is meant to preserve and protect your truck’s performance. Now, imagine if you were a fleet manager. The service repairs on one large truck alone can cost thousands of dollars, and when you’re managing upward...
March
15
March
15
Winter takes a toll on even the most snow-loving, cold weather-appreciating Canadians. So, you can only imagine what those blasts of freezing cold air, surprise snowstorms and abundance of ice can do to your truck. Unless you parked your truck in a heated garage all winter, chances are it was left...
January
25
January
25
Winter Tires - Rules are Different in Ontario   So, what are the rules around winter tires? Although it’s been the law in Quebec since 2008, winter tires aren’t actually mandatory in the province of Ontario. There has been talk for quite some time about passing a law that require...
October
24
October
24
Toronto has seen beautiful summer-like temperatures for autumn this year, but living in Canada, we know all too well just how quickly that can change. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac weather report, November will still be relatively above average, but snow showers will make an appearance...
August
08
August
08
Braking systems are one of the most important components of your truck. Without them, driving safely is impossible! We all know that when you push down on the brake pedal, your vehicle comes to a stop. But many drivers out there don’t actually know how the entire braking system functions, or w...
June
13
June
13
Hino trucks are built to last and are renowned for their reliability, durability and stellar performance. But things like everyday wear and tear do happen and a bit of maintenance is required to keep your Hino up to standards. Peace of mind is at the forefront of Hino Canada's customer service a...
May
06
May
06
Protect Your Hino With These DIY Tricks A popping noise is never a good sound on your Hino. Over time, you become accustomed to the small hums, buzzes or clicks your set of wheels makes. But if a new noise springs up, chances are, it could be in the chassis. Known as the equivalent of a skeleton fo...
March
28
March
28
When you’re in the market for parts and services, you likely browse around a bit looking for a good price. During your hunt you may come up on aftermarket products that are less expensive than OEM parts and this where we get lots of questions! So what’s better, aftermarket or OEM?  ...
March
21
March
21
      If you’re a truck driver or fleet manager in Ontario, you know that annual inspections is part of responsible truck and fleet operations and it’s also mandatory. The inspection process is meant to keep road users safe and when you use your truck as much as most co...
March
14
March
14
When your trucks work as hard as you do they need some regular maintenance to ensure they can hit the road with you everyday. While the winter in the GTA wasn’t as harsh as we may have anticipated, salty roads and potholes along with the regular temperature fluctuation can still take its toll!...
January
11
January
11
Are you in the market for a new truck? Adding to your fleet or replacing older vehicles is a great step towards boosting productivity, keeping up new technologies or expanding your business! There are many ways you can consider acquiring this new vehicle including leasing and flat out purchasing. If...
December
21
December
21
Owning, supervising and driving large vehicles is no easy task. You have a lot of responsibilities because you rely on your vehicle to get the job done even when the weather seems to turn on you. This may mean sticking to deadlines despite snowy conditions. Even though there is never a good time for...
October
05
October
05
Fall is in the air, and with that Somerville Hino wants to send a friendly reminder to every truck operator about the importance of timely seasonal maintenance! With the bitter cold being just around the corner, you'll want to make sure you're taking action now so that you have a more r...
August
25
August
25
Truck driving is a high-risk profession where being safety conscious is vital to survival, so performing regular inspections on your Hino truck should come as second nature to you. With stopping being the most important basic function in terms of safety on any automobile, conducting regular brake i...
August
17
August
17
Attention all Hino Truck operators: Hino has recently expanded the availability of its preventive service care program, HinoCare, to all its conventional model lineup which now includes Hino Truck models 238, 258, 268 and 338.   Hino Trucks' commitment to providing the lowest total c...
July
27
July
27
Just like with your own health where you would perform regular check ups and maintain a level of awareness of small changes in your physical condition, the same concept applies when it comes to taking proper care of your vehicle. With "productive assets" such as trucks, Hino Motors Ca...
January
07
January
07
Not all Hino truck service shops are created equally. Awarded Canada’s top Hino service department for two years running, we are 100% dedicated to customer satisfaction and have the results to prove it. We understand the importance of keeping your Hino truck in top condition when it comes to ...
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