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Kicking Tires

I: Pre-Purchase Inspections
II: Re-Refined Oil Test Results
III: Hino App

Let us kick the tires for you!
Buying a used truck can be a great way to expand your fleet on a budget, but hidden damage or poor maintenance by the previous owner could end up costing you more than you saved.

For years we’ve been helping customers feel more confident in their used truck purchase by providing an independent inspection of the vehicle prior to it’s sale, on the buyers behalf. Even the most honest and well-intentioned seller may not know of problems lurking in their truck, that our skilled technicians can find in an inspection. Over the years we’ve helped customers sleep easy after their purchase knowing the truck is sound and ready for work, or in other instances we have found catastrophic failures like cracked frames, electrical problems, or poor maintenance history, saving the buyer a big headache and a potentially big expense.

A truck purchase should be an investment, not a gamble. Schedule an appointment online, or call us directly to set up a Pre-Purchase Inspection, and rest easy knowing you’re buying a truck that’s ready to go to work, not one that’s in need of work.

Re-Refined Oil Test Results
Re-Refined oil isn’t a new thing, however recently an independent test facility performed a real world one million mile test on the re-refined oil product Eco-Power Marketed by Safety-Kleen. Overall the results showed that compared to two leading brands, the oil maintained it’s viscosity better and performed comparably in engine materials protection. This is good news for those companies interested in being more “green.” For all the test results and more information about this product, visit

Hino Launches Mobile App
Hino Trucks recently released an app for mobile devices to help truck owners locate dealers more easily. The app also provides multiple other tools to help users find service and deals. Here are some of the features of the new Hino Trucks App:
Dealer Locator: This feature allows the user to locate the nearest Hino dealer by using their current location, or through a City, State, or Zip Code search. The local dealers location, hours, contact info, website and directions are all available through the app.

HinoWatch: App users are just a click away from reaching the industry’s best roadside assistance. HinoWatch is there to ensure drivers are protected night and day, year round – with roadside assistance for your Hino Truck anywhere throughout the United States.

Trucks & Services: For quick reference, Hino’s truck models specifications, warranty info, photo gallery and much more info are featured.

Parts Offers: Receive special parts offers from our national dealer network. Select “My Dealer” upon launching the app and receive personal alerts!

Connect with Hino: Links to the latest Social Media Hino news from Facebook, YouTube & Twitter.

To Get the App, click here for iPhones and IOS Devices, or click here for Android Devices.

Who does pre-trip inspections anyway?

I: Welcome/ Pre-Trip Video
II: Schedule Service Online
III: Hino Battery Cable Recall
IV: Community Outreach/FIRST Robotics Award

Welcome/ Pre-Trip Video
Welcome to the first edition of the Fleet Ready Truck Tips series.

Again and again we have customers asking questions about how to get the most out of their trucks. Instead of just answering these questions individually as they come up, we decided to proactively provide this info to all our customers. This education outreach will include a series of video tips. Our first tip covers something we’re asked about all the time; how to do a proper Pre-Trip Inspection.

We all know pre-trips aren’t done enough and it’s mostly because drivers either don’t know what to look for or they think it takes too long. This video shows all of the components to check in the inspection and uses an efficient path through the truck to complete it as quickly as possible.

The first video is on a box-truck, as this is the most common type of vehicle our customers have. We’ll be adding more videos to cover additional types of vehicles in the future.

To get the brake adjustment and sizing chart Mike mentioned in the video,click here.

Online Service Request Feature Added

We recently conducted a survey of our customers and came away with some great feedback to provide you with better service.

Several customers wanted a more convenient way to schedule repairs and maintenance. In response we created a way to submit a service request right on our website. Simply visit and fill out the form.

Andy, our service advisor, will receive the request and follow-up with you in a timely manner.
You can also call or email Andy directly at or 603-598-4902.

Hino Battery Cable Recall

As a certified Hino Parts and Service Dealer, we are ready to help you with any warranty, or out of warranty, Hino service or parts need.

Recently, Hino issued a recall on a battery cable for all 2005 through 2011 and some 2012 trucks. Failure in the battery cable could result in an electrical fire, and all trucks affected should have the cable replaced. We have the replacement part in stock, so if you haven’t had yours replaced yet, give Andy a call at 603-598-4902 or schedule your service online

(Please note a complete VIN will be needed so we can verify that your truck is effected by the recall.)

Community Outreach/ FIRST Robotics Award

At Fleet Ready we feel it’s important to give back to our community. For the last 10 years our president, Mike Pettengill Sr., has been the head coach for the Londonderry High School FIRST Robotics Team.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a robotics program geared towards inspiring students of all ages to get excited about science, technology and engineering. Teams design, build and program a robot in 6 weeks with the help of adult mentors and coaches to compete in a new game each year.

Recently, at the Pine Tree Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Maine, Mike was awarded the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award. This award recognizes mentors who lead, inspire, and empower using excellent communication skills.

Of the thousands of mentors involved with FIRST, this award is issued to less than 50 mentors. We are honored that this year’s award was presented to Mike.

Check out the robotics competition!

Learn about the team Mike coaches

Learn more about FIRST