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Because of their efficiency and durability, diesel engines have become the standard in powering our nation’s passenger vehicles, pickups, and other work trucks and buses.  Diesel service technicians who service and repair these engines are using more complex diagnostic equipment as diesel engine maintenance is becoming increasingly more complex with engines and other components using more electronic systems to control their operation. For example, fuel injection and engine timing systems rely heavily on microprocessors to maximize fuel efficiency. In most shops, workers often use hand-held or laptop computers to diagnose problems and adjust engine functions.

At Nick's Auto Service in Anderson, our team of expert mechanics are qualified and ready to work on diesel trucks. Bypass expensive dealerships by bringing your diesel car, truck, or SUV to us next time it needs maintenance or repair. Whether you just need an oil change or a brake job, or your diesel vehicle is in need of repair from injectors to head gasket replacements and beyond, trust our team of professional technicians to give your vehicle the care it needs. Diesel repair does require a certain skill set by a diesel technician who knows what they’re doing, and at Nick's Auto Service we have who you’re looking for. Call or come by anytime.

Our diesel mechanics handle many kinds of repairs on the Ford, Chevy, Dodge, & GM trucks that come into the shop such as electrical system, major engine repairs, or retrofit engines with emission control systems to comply with pollution regulations.  Diesel engine maintenance is becoming increasingly complex as engines and other components use more electronic systems to control their operation. For example, fuel injection and engine timing systems rely heavily on microprocessors to maximize fuel efficiency.

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When do you need to schedule maintenance for your diesel engine and what is needed each time?  For your convenience, we've added the preferred maintenance listing. 

7,500 MILES
    •    Change engine oil and replace the oil filter
    •    Rotate Tires
    •    Inspect engine air filter minder, replace filter as required

15,000 MILES
    •    Change engine oil and replace the oil filter
    •    Inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth
    •    Rotate tires
    •    Inspect engine air filter minder, replace filter as req.
    •    Replace engine- and frame-mounted fuel filters
    •    Inspect steering linkage, suspension and if equipped, driveshaft and ball joints
    •    Inspect engine cooling system and hoses
    •    Inspect brake system
    •    Inspect exhaust system and heat shields
    •    Check wheels for endplay and noise
    •    Inspect and lubricate 4x2 ball joints (except F-450/F-550)
    •    Inspect and lubricate steering idler arms

22,500 MILES
    •    Change engine oil and replace the oil filter
    •    Inspect engine air filter minder, replace filter as req.

30,000 MILES
    •    Change engine oil and replace the oil filter
    •    Inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth
    •    Rotate tires
    •    Inspect engine air filter minder, replace filter as req.
    •    Replace engine- and frame-mounted fuel filters
    •    Inspect steering linkage, suspension and, if equipped, driveshaft and ball joints
    •    Inspect engine cooling system and hoses
    •    Inspect brake system
    •    Inspect exhaust system and heat shields
    •    Change the automatic  transmission fluid and external filter element
    •    Check wheels for endplay and noise
    •    Inspect and lubricate 4x2 ball joints (except F-450 / F-550)
    •    Inspect and lubricate steering idler arms

37,500 MILES
    •    Change engine oil and replace the oil filter
    •    Inspect engine air filter minder, replace filter as req.

45,000 MILES
    •    Change engine oil and replace the oil filter
    •    Inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth
    •    Rotate tires
    •    Inspect engine air filter minder, replace filter as required
    •    Replace engine- and frame-mounted fuel filters
    •    Inspect steering linkage, suspension and, if equipped, driveshaft and ball joints
    •    Inspect engine cooling system and hoses
    •    Inspect brake system
    •    Inspect exhaust system and heat shields
    •    Check wheels for endplay and noise
    •    Inspect and lubricate 4x2 ball joints (except F-450 / F-550)
    •    Inspect and lubricate steering idler arms

52,500 MILES
    •    Change engine oil and replace the oil filter
    •    Inspect engine air filter minder, replace filter as required

60,000 MILES
    •    Change engine oil and replace the oil filter
    •    Inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth
    •    Rotate tires
    •    Inspect engine air filter minder, replace filter as required
    •    Replace engine- and frame-mounted fuel filters
    •    Inspect steering linkage, suspension and, if equipped, driveshaft and ball joints
    •    Inspect engine cooling system and hoses
    •    Inspect brake system
    •    Inspect exhaust system and heat shields
    •    Change the automatic transmission fluid and external filter element
    •    Change the manual transmission fluid
    •    Check wheels for endplay and noise
    •    Lubricate 4x4 hub needle bearings
    •    Lubricate 4x2 wheel bearings
    •    Replace wheel bearing grease seal
    •    Inspect and lubricate 4x2 ball joints (except F-450 / F-550)
    •    Inspect and lubricate steering idler arms

MOST COMMON DIESEL REPAIRS  Our diesel mechanics have found that the most common issues and repairs have been the following:
    •    Diesel Air intake system repair and replacing parts
    •    Diesel Charging system repair
    •    Diesel Glow plug repair and replacement
    •    Diesel Turbo repair, rebuilding, replacement
    •    Diesel High-pressure pump repair, rebuilding, replacement
    •    Diesel Hydro boost system repair, replacement
    •    Diesel EGR system repair

WARNING SIGNS  If these things happen, you need to call the shop as there is a problem with your diesel truck.  Preferably as soon as you notice it so we can remedy it before it becomes a serious issue.
    •    Engine runs poorly when it is cold outside or it's too hot potentially overheating
    •    White, black or blue smoke is coming from your exhaust - problem
    •    Leaking coolant or excessive coolant loss - any big change
    •    The engine is running poorly when it is cold or it is hard to start.  Loss of performance of any kind.
    •    Sudden change in fuel mileage performance.
    •    Any time a light comes on in your panel i.e. check engine light.
    •    Hard knocking or odd noise you are not used to in your engine.

Talk to our diesel technicians today at  Nick's Auto Service in Anderson about scheduling your diesel engine maintenance or repairs today and before you decide to replace your diesel vehicles if you have engine issues.   We look forward to working with you to keep your diesel vehicles on the road.  Drive further and longer with your diesel truck and get the most from your truck by proactive maintenance and repairs!

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