American Towman Magazine - January 2022

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important in a garage or job site that has dust or dirt in the air. • Use dedicated equipment for dispensing DEF. When putting DEF in a tank, don’t use funnels, pitchers, hoses, etc. that come into contact with other types of fluids. • Anything used for dispensing DEF should be cleaned with distilled or de-ionized water and followed by a DEF rinse. Don’t use tap water for cleaning. For towing businesses and operators, it’s important to know what you are putting into your DEF tank. The quality of the DEF going into your truck is as important as the quality of the engine oils or fuels also used in your vehicles. Use of API-licensed DEF ensures that it meets the high standards required by engine and vehicle manufacturers. All told, following these tips and procedures will help you make sure your DEF is of good quality and keeping your tow rig on the road.

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