Finding a shop to do Diesel repairs can be difficult, may repair facilities don’t have the experience to fix them correctly. Diesel vehicles require special tool and equipment to get the job done right,the first time.
Does your mechanic know the difference between the oil required for gas engines and diesel engines or do they just use the same oil in everything they service? Using the wrong product in a diesel engine can dramatically shorten the useful life of the engine.
Do Diesel engines need maintenance other than oil change?
Diesel Engines do need maintenance just like any other mechanical machine. Diesel engines need less maintenance than a gas counterpart, but will still leave you stranded if not taken care of properly. Every vehicle manufacture has a recommend basic maintenance schedule to keep your truck in working order. Take a look at your owner manual, usually in the back you will find the recommended services for your diesel engine. Oil changes and fuel filter replacement are some of the more common serves due on a diesel engine. Don’t forget about the other parts of the vehicle like servicing your transmission and other vital fluids to keep your truck in work ready condition.
By Donald Henderson