Tire Wear Tips from C&M Motors Hino Truck Repair Center



Maximizing tread life can save your company money. The larger your fleet, the more annual savings this can amount to. The road is abrasive by design for traction, but excessive friction leads to excessive wear. Here are some tips from your local Hino Truck Repair & Maintenance Center in San Diego, C&M Motors Inc.

Let’s start with the contact, where the rubber meets the road. An uneven contact will cause tread to wear faster. Alignment and pressure management are key to keeping that contact well seated on the treads and evenly balanced across the tire. It is also safer for the driver and his load to have your tires properly inflated and running straight and true.

Proper mounting and installation will prevent many types of premature wear. Using a run-out gauge can show the installer if the wheel installation is running true, detecting any radial or lateral run-out. Another common installation problem is mismatched dual tires. Even the smallest difference in inflation pressure or tire height and diameter can cause excessive or scalloped wear and lead to problems down the road. Premature or irregular wear can cause ride vibration conditions, and can usually traced back to poor mounting and installation.

Other tire problems can be traced to mechanical conditions. For the best tire performance, vehicles should be properly maintained, including alignment. Proper tire analysis identifies opportunities to improve a fleet’s tire program and achieve maximum life out of its tires.

If you would like to learn more about how to improve your fleet’s tire maintenance program, call your local San Diego Hino Truck Service & Maintenance Center. You can contact us online or call C&M Motors today (800) 736-3443 for more information on our trucks, our service center, and our excellent maintenance program!


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C&M Motors – A Hino Collision Center

hino-collision-centerYou’ve had an accident. Your commercial delivery truck is no longer road-worthy but business must go on. Don’t despair. Help is on the way!

At C&M Motors, we work hard to keep your transportation business moving. We offer a full-service Collision Center that will assist you with all your needs from the initial tow, through the insurance claims, until your vehicle is fully restored. We can even provide rentals which are often included in your insurance coverage.

Getting your Hino Truck back on the Road

The first step is a call to C&M Motors (800) 736-3443. We offer 24×7 roadside assistance, so no matter the day of the week or time of night, C&M Motors is there to help. We will tow your truck from the accident or from CHP storage. We will provide you with a full estimate of the damages and we will work with your insurance company on the claim. If your insurance company requires pictures of the damage, we will take care of that for you too. We will let you know all your coverage options and get you back on the road with a rental.

We work with your insurance appraiser to make sure that all the damage is accurately reported so that the repair is taken care of to the full extent of your insurance coverage. We follow up with your insurance company for authorization to proceed with the repairs. Once we have received authorization, we provide you with a full report of the coverage and the time to complete.

C&M Motors – Your Local Hino Dealership and Hino Collision Center in San Diego

Accidents are obviously never planned or welcomed, but don’t let them affect your business. Team up with your local full-service truck dealership in the San Diego area, C&M Motors Inc. We have what it takes to get your truck back on the road and rental vehicles to fulfill your transportation needs during the repairs. You can contact us online or call C&M Motors today (800) 736-3443 for more information on our trucks, our service center, and our excellent Collision Repair work!

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A New Standard in Truck Warranty – Hino Trucks

new truck inventory at C&M motorsIf you are looking to purchase a new truck or a commercial truck fleet, you don’t want to worry about the details of maintenance and repair. With a Hino Truck, those concerns are taken care of for you. Hino offers a truly comprehensive warranty program that exceeds industry standards. You don’t need to worry if your truck breaks down and you will never be stranded.

Industry Leading 5-Year Warranty Coverage

Every conventional model Hino Truck is backed by a powerful basic vehicle warranty plan for the first 24 months. This plan covers your Hino truck for those 2 years with unlimited mileage. Each truck covered against defects in material and workmanship, AND, Hino also covers such items as air-conditioning, radio, block heater and clutch. All repairs are free of charge within the warranty period.

For 2011MY and newer trucks, Hino offers a premier, industry-best engine warranty of 5 years, 250,000 mileage coverage. All 2011MY trucks are covered under this warranty which has been expanded to cover key components such as fuel injectors, the fuel injection supply pump, and the turbo charger. Hino Trucks’ proprietary J08 engine is the industry’s most-awarded medium-duty engine and the warranty is proof of the reliability and commitment by Hino.

Hino Class 4/5 cab-over engine models are covered by a basic vehicle 3 year/unlimited mileage warranty plan.  Hino Trucks provides extended engine warranty on these model for 5 years / 200,000 miles.  This coverage extends to the Aisin transmission, rear axle, and hybrid system components including the battery. Additional coverage (optional) is offered for Hino Trucks operating in a low mileage capacity and for after-treatment systems as well.

Take a look at the new 2017 Hino Line-Up all covered by this excellent warranty program!!!

C&M Motors – Your Local Hino Dealership in San Diego

If you would like a more comprehensive explanation of the Hino warranty program, or would like understand how the program works in conjunction with your local Hino dealership, contact us online or call C&M Motors today! (800) 736-3443

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HinoWatch – 24×7 Coverage for your Hino Truck

Hino TruckThere are a lot of benefits of ownership when you join the Hino family of Commercial Truck owners. From reliability to efficiency, these trucks will lower your transportation costs and serve your company faithfully for many years. But, did you know that Hino ownership also comes with free roadside assistance anywhere in North America? For the first three years of ownership of your medium duty Hino Truck, regardless of mileage, HinoWatch is there to ensure you are protected night and day. HinoWatch covers your new truck year ‘round with roadside assistance anywhere throughout the United States and Canada.

HinoWatch is available through a large network of Hino Certified Dealerships. All calls to HinoWatch are free to Hino owners through the HinoWatch toll-free number, 1-866-365-HINO. You simply supply your vehicle identification number, your current truck location, and problem description. Hino will arrange a tow truck (if needed) and your vehicle will be repaired by the closest Hino Authorized Dealer within 250 miles. When a Hino Dealership is not within range, your truck will be repaired by one of Hino’s 22,000 preferred truck repair facilities.

HinoWatch covers all of the following problems at no charge to the customer:

  • Lockout Service – Hino gets you back in your truck and back on the road
  • Out of Fuel / Out of DEF
  • Battery Jumpstart
  • Information – call anytime to find out the nearest dealer location or get answers to basic vehicle operation questions
  • Towing
  • Tire Service

Contact your local Hino dealer, C&M Motors Inc – NationaLease of San Diego, for more information about our HinoWatch road-side assistance program. Let Hino and C&M Motors show you a new way to solve your transportation needs!

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Go Hybrid – Get on the Waiting List for the Next Round of HVIP Funding

HVIP ProgramThe Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) is a program created by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to help speed the early market adoption of clean, low-carbon hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses. HVIP helps fleet owners by reducing the cost of these vehicles for business that purchase and operate these vehicles in the State of California. The HVIP voucher can help to reduce about half the incremental costs of purchasing hybrid and zero-emission medium-duty trucks making the latest hybrid vehicles affordable and keeping California’s air cleaner. HVIP program not only help fleets purchase vehicles affordably but also promotes the increase of production of these vehicles.

While the 2016 funding is currently exhausted, budget is appropriated for the HVIP program each year in the State of California. 2017 funding has not yet been approved for this project, but CALSTART is working closely with the State of California to provide updates as more information is available. All current voucher requests are being placed on a voucher waiting list.

The Hino 195h Hybrid – the Best Diesel-Electric Hybrid Available

The Hino 195h Diesel-Electric Hybrid brings with it the benefits of six generations of hybrid technology evolution and is a perfect candidate for the HVIP project. It boasts a giant leap forward in the alternative fuel category for commercial vehicles in North America. With more than 10,000 Hino Diesel-Electric vehicles on the road, it is clear that Hino is the chosen leader in commercial truck hybrid technology. Not only is this Hino an excellent choice for the environment, it also makes financial sense as well.

Add the benefits of the HVIP program, and you have a clear winner!!!

HVIP is Point-of-Sale – A Streamlined Process through an Approved Dealer

The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) offers point-of-sale incentives for clean trucks and buses in California. HVIP dealers offer reduced-price vehicles directly to purchasers. Purchasers do not need to submit proposals, complicated paper work or wait to be reimbursed. Incentives are locked in at the time of the purchase order. Dealers process the required documentation.

HVIP’s innovative voucher approach is designed to promote the low-carbon clean truck and bus industry. By offering attractive voucher incentives for efficient and clean vehicles, HVIP helps fleet and vehicle owners move into trucks and buses that reduce emissions, fuel consumption and support California’s goals to promote a clean climate future.

Apply for a Voucher through C&M Motors Inc.

If you have a public or private fleet, large or small, operating vehicles in the state of California, you may be eligible to receive a voucher incentive through HVIP.  C&M Motors Inc., NationaLease of San Diego, is an approved dealer. C&M Motors will help you select an eligible vehicle, and will help you to receive an incentive discount right at the time of purchase. C&M will submit the voucher request and required vehicle sales documentation on behalf of your purchase, make the whole process easy and streamlined.  Each vehicle that receives an incentive must stay in California for at least three years.

Promote clean transportation in California’s through this excellent program. Plan an upgrade to your fleet that will continue to be a positive impact beyond the initial sale.

Contact C&M Motors Inc. Today – a Participating HVIP Program Dealership

For more information, visit the California HVIP website or your local C&M Motors location.

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