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Electrical maintenance problems are one of the top maintenance costs facing commercial vehicle operators today. 

The Qwik Tech Tips newsletter published monthly by Phillips Industries addresses specific issues that can cause problems and offers "Qwik" solutions.

Phillips Industries is a leading supplier, innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for the commercial vehicle industry. Their expertise in finding solutions through an aggressive testing and product development program can help any heavy vehicle operator reduce their own costs from electrical problems.  For instance, corrosion build up in electrical systems causes enormous cost, in both time and money and Phillips is doing testing every day to find ways to reduce those costs.  Phillips personnel are in constant contact with vehicle operators, asking about their problems and offering solutions.

  • Watch for corrosion, as the chemicals used for de-icing roads during the winter can find their way on your vehicle all year round.
  • Make sure to address paint chips and other damage to the vehicle as soon as possible because these areas are more susceptible to corrosion.
  • Cleaning plugs and sockets with water (not soap) and a plug and socket brush, and then applying dielectric grease to plug and socket pins help to prevent corrosion from forming.
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