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06/27/2019

Did You Know 🤷🏿‍♂️?

That the air brakes in a truck ⛟ work in the opposite manner of hydraulic brakes. 🤔
°When the brakes on a hydraulic system are
pressed, the calipers are pushed to the rotor,
causing the truck to stop.
°Air brakes work the EXACT opposite.
•The air in the brake system actually pushes
the calipers away from the drums.
•When the brake pedal is pressed, air is
released from the brake lines and applies
pressure to the drum.
•This is why it's so important to have an
adequate air supply to the brake lines.

How to Release the Brakes:
1. Start the truck!
2. Locate the Air Pressure Gauge on the dash.
3. Watch the needle on the gauge as it rises.
An indicator makes a buzzing sound as the
air fills.
4. The air pressure needs to build to 120 lbs.
°The buzzing stops at 60 lbs.
°You will hear the air bags settle under the
truck once the pressure stops building.
5. Press the yellow "Parking" button, keep your
foot on the brake pedal. This releases the
truck's air brakes.
6. If a trailer is attached, press the red "Trailer"
button to release the trailer brakes.
°Keep your foot on the brake pedal to keep
the truck from rolling.

***The buttons will not move if the air supply
has not built pressure.

Call 📱 Us for ALL Your Vehicle and Road Side Needs!

WE'RE AVAILABLE:
ALL Day Every Day!

WE'RE LOCATED AT:
25 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.abshelbys.com

CALL US:
330-645-6916

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Why do semi trucks use air brakes 🤷🏿‍♂️?•Air brakes are used in heavy commercial vehicles due to their rel...
06/26/2019

Why do semi trucks use air brakes 🤷🏿‍♂️?

•Air brakes are used in heavy commercial
vehicles due to their reliability. They have
several advantages for large multi-trailer
vehicles:
•The supply of air is unlimited, so the brake
system can never run out of its operating
fluid, as hydraulic brakes can. Minor leaks do
not result in brake failures.
•Air line couplings are easier to attach and
detach than hydraulic lines; the risk of air
getting into hydraulic fluid is eliminated, as
is the need to bleed brakes when they are
serviced. Air brake circuits on trailers can be
easily attached and removed.
•Air not only serves as a fluid for transmission
of force, but also stores potential energy as it
is compressed, so it can serve to control the
force applied; hydraulic fluid is nearly
incompressible. Air brake systems include an
air tank that stores sufficient energy to stop
the vehicle if the compressor fails.
•Air brakes are effective even with considerable
leakage, so an air brake system can be
designed with sufficient "fail-safe" capacity to
stop the vehicle safely even when leaking.

The typical weight of a Class 8 tractor-trailer ⛟ combination without a load is about 35,000 pounds while one with a load typically max out at about 73,000 pounds.

So, when a semi puts on it's brakes, you Really want it to stop 🛑!

Schedule an appointment 🗓 to STOP in to keep your brakes maintained so you know your truck ⛟ will stop when you need it to!

Call 📱 Us for ALL Your Vehicle and Road Side Needs!

WE'RE AVAILABLE:
ALL Day Every Day!

WE'RE LOCATED AT:
25 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.abshelbys.com

CALL US:
330-645-6916

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06/25/2019

Fun facts about Semi-trucks ⛟!

Did You Know 🙄?

⛟ A semi is actually referring to the trailer, it is
not the truck itself which is technically
called the tractor. The real definition is: A
semi-trailer truck is the combination of a
tractor unit and one or more semi-trailers to
carry freight.
⛟Other types of trailers include:
Flat Bed, Dry Van, Refrigerated, Lowboy and
many more!
⛟The maximum allotted full semi weight is
80,000 pounds
⛟It takes 2 football fields to stop with good
brakes, longer on a smooth road
⛟Since 1997, antilock brakes have been
required on semi trucks. This has
significantly reduced the number of
jackknife crashes!
⛟The semi needs to have it's air brakes
checked before each trip

What if a semi doesn't have time to stop or the brakes fail?

⛟A standard 18-wheel truck has numerous
gears that you can downshift to slow down.
The average rig has 10 forward drive gears
and two reverse drive gears to slow down
the rig!

We offer special pricing 💰 for fleets!
Call 📞 me, Steve, at 330-645-6916 to discuss
our fleet specials!

If you can drive 🚛 it, we can fix 🛠 it!

Call 📱 Us for ALL Your Automotive, Tractor Trailer and Road Side Needs!

WE'RE AVAILABLE:
ALL Day Every Day!

WE'RE LOCATED AT:
25 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.abshelbys.com

CALL US:
330-645-6916

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06/24/2019

We all know that semi-trucks need extra space to stop 🛑!

BUT, do YOU know how much space 🛣 is needed for a truck that is going 55 mph to stop?

Which do you think 🤔?

525 feet = to 175 yards❓
OR
316 feet = to 105 yards❓

A semi takes at least a football field to stop 😲 so please use extra caution ⚠️ around them!

Big or Small, we fix 🛠 them ALL 🏍🚗🚙⛟!

Call 📱 Us for ALL Your Automotive and Road Side Needs!

WE'RE AVAILABLE:
ALL Day Every Day!

WE'RE LOCATED AT:
25 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.abshelbys.com

CALL US:
330-645-6916

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#semiservice
#semisafety

06/23/2019

ThingamaBOB's Used Parts and Restoration

What's that big yellow thing in the sky? 😉
The sun 🌞 is finally shining, let's talk about convertibles!

Fiat 124 Spider vs. Mazda MX-5

The Fiat Spider is an ideal choice for people who want a two-seater with athletic handling. It's definitely fun to drive.
🏎Power in the Spider’s Classica and Lusso
trims comes with a 160-horsepower 1.4-liter
turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The
Abarth raises this to 164 horsepower.
🏎Both the manual and optional automatic
transmissions are six-speed units.
🏎The convertible top, is manual operation, but
is easily handled from the driver’s seat.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is among the most highly rated sports cars available at any price.
🏎It's agile, responsive, and eager. Its 6 speed
manual transmission is great fun to use
(automatic 6 speed is also offered).
🏎155-horsepower, 2.0-liter I-4 producing
148 lb-ft of torque driving the rear wheels.
🏎The Retractable convertible roof has to be
hand guided when lowering and raising.

Which roadster 🏎 would you want to drive?

It's officially Summer 🌞 and car shows are abundant so contact me NOW to get the finishing parts for Your Best at Show vehicle!

Uf I can't find the part 🔩 you need,
N🛑BODY can!

CALL, TEXT or MESSAGE me:
330-645-6916
Seven Days a Week
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

06/21/2019

Vacation Money Saving Tip #4!

Save money on lodging!

🎒consider camping instead of staying at a
hotel.
🎒book hotels and motels with a flexible
cancellation policy. Road trips can be
unpredictable; weather, car troubles
and unplanned events.
🎒Download money-saving apps to find deals.
🎒Find lodging coupons at rest stops, gas
stations, or on the websites of official state
guides.
🎒Check for extended stay deals and plan your
sightseeing within range of the hotel.

Call 📱 Us for ALL Your Automotive and Road Side Needs!

WE'RE AVAILABLE:
ALL Day Every Day!

WE'RE LOCATED AT:
25 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.abshelbys.com

CALL US:
330-645-6916

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06/20/2019

Vacation Money Saving Tip #3!

Try these suggestions to save money on food:

🍽Venture off the highway for a break from
fast food, and experience the local cuisine.
🍽Pack filling, healthy snacks like granola bars,
nuts, and crackers. Avoid snacks that easily
go bad, melt, or are messy.
🍽Avoid impulse food and drink purchases at
gas stations. Pack ahead or stop at a
grocery store.
🍽Take a small, portable grill. You’ll save
money by shopping at a grocery store or
farmer’s market.
🍽Download apps to find deals for restaurants!

Call 📱 Us for ALL Your Automotive and Road Side Needs!

WE'RE AVAILABLE:
ALL Day Every Day!

WE'RE LOCATED AT:
25 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.abshelbys.com

CALL US:
330-645-6916

🇺🇸 VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED 🇺🇸

06/19/2019

Vacation money saving tip #2

$ave money on gas by following these simple tips:

⛽Keep tires properly inflated. Even slightly
deflated tires can decrease gas mileage.
⛽Pack light. The more weight in your car, the
worse your mileage.
⛽Maintain a steady speed. Cars reach the
best fuel usage at 60 mph. Every 5 mph
over 60 costs an extra 26 cents per gallon.
Use cruise control on the highway!
⛽Avoid rapid acceleration and braking.
⛽Park your car and walk whenever possible,
explore the area.
⛽Download a gas app to find cheaper prices.
⛽Look for hotels or casinos that offer gas
cards with your stay.
⛽Consider a good gas credit card that offers
cash back rebates. The downside is that
you will only be able to get rebates, etc. at
the gas station the card is through.
⛽Find gas stations away from the highway.
Generally, Gas stations adjacent to
highways inflate their prices.

Enjoy your vacation and save 💲💲!

Call 📱 Us for ALL Your Automotive and Road Side Needs!

WE'RE AVAILABLE:
ALL Day Every Day!

WE'RE LOCATED AT:
25 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.abshelbys.com

CALL US:
330-645-6916

🇺🇸 VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED 🇺🇸

06/18/2019

You're driving for your vacation 🏖, try these Money $aving Tips!

Vacation Money Saving Tip #1:

Have a pre-trip maintenance 🛠 check:

Bring your car 🚘 to AB Shelby's for a general check-up, including the battery, fluid levels, wiper blades, tires, and lights.

If your car breaks down while you're out of town, especially in tourist areas, it may be difficult to find an affordable mechanic 👨🏿‍🔧!
🗣Ask Locals who their mechanic is!

Call 📱 Us for ALL Your Automotive and Road Side Needs!

WE'RE AVAILABLE:
ALL Day Every Day!

WE'RE LOCATED AT:
25 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.abshelbys.com

CALL US:
330-645-6916

🇺🇸 VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED 🇺🇸

Both Semi Truck Cabs looked awesome with the lights on them, but 80% of you preferred the Peterbilt! If you could leave ...
06/17/2019

Both Semi Truck Cabs looked awesome with the lights on them, but 80% of you preferred the Peterbilt!

If you could leave today for a trip 🏜, where would you drive 🚘 to?

Leave comments below 👇!

Invite friends and family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 to like our page ....

We only need 80 more Facebook Likes 👍 to give away a $25 AB Shelby's Gift Card!

Call 📱 Us for ALL Your Automotive and Road Side Needs!

WE'RE AVAILABLE:
ALL Day Every Day!

WE'RE LOCATED AT:
25 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.abshelbys.com

CALL US:
330-645-6916

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06/16/2019

HAPPY 👔 FATHER'S 👔 DAY!

The winner of our Father's Day contest is
🥁 🥁 🥁

Todd Link!

You win 🏆 the AutoZone car wash bucket and $25 gift card to AB Shelby's!
🎈Private message to claim your prize 🎈!

Thank you to all who shared their stories and a picture!

Watch our page for further contests!!!!

A special thank you to ALL the staff AutoZone at 2700 S. Arlington Rd. in Akron! Thank you LaDawn, Cristina, Teresa and Mike for helping with the bucket!

Call 📱 Us for ALL Your Automotive and Road Side Needs!

WE'RE AVAILABLE:
ALL Day Every Day!

WE'RE LOCATED AT:
25 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.abshelbys.com

CALL US:
330-645-6916

🇺🇸 VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED 🇺🇸

06/16/2019

ThingamaBOB's Used Parts and Restoration

Happy Father's 👨‍👧‍👦 Day!

The "Sheriff"!

The 1926 Studebaker Duplex Phaeton, may well be the first muscle car 🚗. It certainly fit the fullsize engine/midsize body definition.

It held five-passengers and had a hardtop with optional side curtains.

The Sheriff was a new body style, the Special chassis launched 🚀 in 1924.

With it's 75-hp Big Six engine and durability on any type of road, it quickly gained favor with the law enforcement 👮‍♂️ types in the desert!

Call NOW to order the parts you need for your
vehicle 🏎!

If we Can't find the parts ⛓🔩 you need,
N🛑BODY can!

CALL ME:
330-645-6916
SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
7a.m. - 7 p.m.

Happy Birthday 🎂  to the United States Army!andHappy Flag 🇺🇸 Day!God Bless the U.S.A. and ALL who serve and hav...
06/14/2019

Happy Birthday 🎂 to the United States Army!

and

Happy Flag 🇺🇸 Day!

God Bless the U.S.A. and ALL who serve and have served!

06/14/2019

Five issues to watch out for with your truck:

1. Tire blowouts and tread stripping: Number
one concern for long haul truckers are
blowouts and tread stripping. Inspect
your treads at regular intervals and make
sure tires are appropriately inflated, rotated
and aligned.
2. Radiator malfunctions: Don't end up over-
heated on the side of the road and possibly
damage components. Make sure radiator
fluids are topped off and that “check engine”
lights are addressed by a mechanic.
3. Oil leakage and burning: A leak means lack
of engine oil and friction leading to a break-
down! Oil leaking in your engine can cause
burning, and damage to engine
components. Keep an eye on oil pressure
and get oil changed regularly. Watch for
spots of oil where you park.
4. Alternator or battery faults: It might be your
alternator if the lights flicker as you idle or
have trouble turning the engine over after
extended times of being parked? If you’re on
the road at a stoplight or off ramp and your
alternator or battery fails, you’re going to be
stuck until a tow truck comes!
5. Clutch cable breakage: The cables can erode
over time and eventually break. When they
do, you’re going to have issues shifting and
might have gears slipping while you’re out on
the road. Quick repairs can be made road
side, but are only a temporary fix and will
cost you more later down if not fixed.

To avoid all of these issues and more, it’s vital that you have regular inspections and routine maintenance or proactive semi truck repair at AB Shelby's!

Call 📱 Us for ALL Your Maintenance and Road Side Needs!

WE'RE AVAILABLE:
ALL Day Every Day!

WE'RE LOCATED AT:
25 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.abshelbys.com

CALL US:
330-645-6916

🇺🇸VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED 🇺🇸

06/13/2019

Is your Semi ⛟ ready for an Oil Change?

Schedule 🗓 your Truck for ...

The Is your Semi ⛟ ready for an Oil Change?

Schedule 🗓 your Truck for ...

The ULTIMATE OIL CHANGE!

Includes:
•10 - 15 Gallons of Oil
•Check All Coolant Hoses & Belts
•Check Steering Fluid and
Windshield Fluid
•Check Wiper Blades and Air Filter
•Check Tires for Excessive Wear
•Gauge and Inflate Tires OR
Lube Trailer

💥ULTIMATE OIL CHANGE ONLY $314.99💥

Fleets Welcome! Ask about special pri$ing for fleets when you schedule your appointment!

Call 📱 Us for ALL Your Automotive and Road Side Needs!

WE'RE AVAILABLE:
ALL Day Every Day!

WE'RE LOCATED AT:
25 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.abshelbys.com

CALL US:
330-645-6916

🇺🇸 VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED 🇺🇸

#ultimateoilchange
#abshelbytractortrailerrepair OIL CHANGE!

Includes:
•10 - 15 Gallons of Oil
•Check All Coolant Hoses & Belts
•Check Steering Fluid and
Windshield Fluid
•Check Wiper Blades and Air Filter
•Check Tires for Excessive Wear
•Gauge and Inflate Tires OR
Lube Trailer

💥ULTIMATE OIL CHANGE ONLY $314.99💥

Fleets Welcome! Ask about special pri$ing for fleets when you schedule your appointment!

Call 📱 Us for ALL Your Automotive and Road Side Needs!

WE'RE AVAILABLE:
ALL Day Every Day!

WE'RE LOCATED AT:
25 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.abshelbys.com

CALL US:
330-645-6916

🇺🇸 VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED 🇺🇸

#ultimateoilchange
#abshelbytractortrailerrepair

06/12/2019

Semi Truck Engine Overheating Under Load❓

✔Check the air flow to the radiator. Be sure it
isn’t blocked by bugs in the good weather or
snow and ice in the winter months.
✔Check to be sure all axles are rolling freely.
Also be sure there are no brakes or tires
dragging.
✔Check the engine fan and belts to be sure
they are operating properly.
✔Check outside air temperature. If the air
temperature is very hot and you’re driving,
gear down.
✔Turn off the air conditioning on steep grades
in hot weather to help keep the engine cool.
✔Check the oil and coolant levels when the
engine is cool. Check for leaks.

If you can drive it ⛟, we can fix 🔧 it!

Your Local Semi Repair 🛠 Garage! We know how important your livelihood is and expedite your service call.

Call 📱 Us for ALL Your Automotive and Road Side Needs!

WE'RE AVAILABLE:
ALL Day Every Day!

WE'RE LOCATED AT:
25 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.abshelbys.com

CALL US:
330-645-6916

🇺🇸 VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED 🇺🇸

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25 E. Waterloo Road
Akron, OH
44319

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