How Do You Know When Your Shocks and Struts Need To Be Checked or Replaced?
Jul25

How Do You Know When Your Shocks and Struts Need To Be Checked or Replaced?

  Shocks and struts are integral parts of your vehicle’s suspension system and help keep the tires in contact with the ground for greater stability. Making sure they’re in great shape is an absolute necessity. Here’s how they work: shock absorbers control the amount of bounce created when your car’s springs rebound, ensuring proper wheel contact with the road, whereas struts reinforce the active components...

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What Does A Control Arm Do?
Jul23

What Does A Control Arm Do?

There’s a lot to what makes a car a car but having wheels is arguably one of its most distinctive features. See, without wheels, it wouldn’t be much of a vehicle used for transportation, would it? While the wheels do most of the work to make a car live up to its function, which is to travel from Point A to Point B, it wouldn’t be fair to attribute the success to just the wheels—or tires, for that matter. Have you...

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All You Need to Know About Your Vehicle’s Alternator
Jul21

All You Need to Know About Your Vehicle’s Alternator

Knowing how your car’s charging system works is the first step in truly understanding your vehicle’s alternator. Although the technology in modern cars has been developing in a real fast pace, the truth is that the charging system has not changed much in several decades. The “holy trinity” remains the same: the battery, the voltage regulator, and of course, the alternator. The battery is the one responsible in...

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Meet our new Ford F-250 Super Duty & Chevron Techron® Diesel Concentrate, Fuel System Cleaner
Jul20

Meet our new Ford F-250 Super Duty & Chevron Techron® Diesel Concentrate, Fuel System Cleaner

By JC Whitney Staff Drum roll please….We would like to introduce the newest vehicle in the JC Whitney fleet-it’s a 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty and its primary task is pulling the JC Whitney trailer to the various Jeep and Truck events we attend. The F-250 is a true work horse; it’s designed for hauling, towing and long distance driving and we plan to upgrade and modify our truck to maximize its abilities. The first “install” on our new...

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Ford to auction custom F-150 Raptor to support young pilots
Jul20

Ford to auction custom F-150 Raptor to support young pilots

Ford is reaching for the sky. The renowned automaker is giving its well-loved truck, the F-150 Raptor, a facelift that’s bound to reach new heights in this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event. Ford will be unveiling the custom truck to public auction at the annual EAA Gathering of Eagles on July 27 and based on the pictures we’re seeing, it’s going to be one for the books! Designed by Ford design manager Melvin...

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JC Whitney Wrench and Ride Event Report: Unlimited Off Road Expo-Louisville, KY June 2-3, 2017
Jul04

JC Whitney Wrench and Ride Event Report: Unlimited Off Road Expo-Louisville, KY June 2-3, 2017

by Rob Mullner Chief Enthusiast After our first successful show at Louisville last year we were very excited to bring the JC Whitney Wrench and Ride road show back to the Kentucky Exposition Center June 2-3. The crowd was even larger than last year and the weather was better with a threat of storms that never materialized. Inside the expo hall many folks dropped by to take advantage of excellent deals from our Wrench and Ride sponsors...

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