Diesel Auto Repair
Diesels are the workhorses of automotive engines. Their ruggedness, longevity,
and dependability make them perfect for the largest of vehicles. And although
they can usually run for quite a few miles before repairs are needed,
diesels need regular maintenance and occasional repairs, just like any
other engine. It’s essential to choose an automotive technician
who has extensive training and experience working on diesel engines. At
Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive in Fort Collins, CO, our diesel
technician has what it takes to keep your motor in tip-top shape. We service
all diesel models.
Our Diesel Expertise
Diesel drivers know all too well the frustration of trying to find a garage
that can handle their engine’s unique requirements. There are far
fewer qualified diesel technicians compared to non-diesel mechanics. At
Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive, we take great pride in our ability
to offer drivers our diesel technician’s exceptional expertise in
this area. There’s nothing we enjoy more than getting our hands
dirty and figuring out what makes an engine tick—or why it isn’t.
Should you ever have a question or concern about your diesel vehicle,
you can take advantage of our diesel technician’s extensive knowledge
in this specialized area.
Common Diesel Vehicle Repairs
The diesel technician at our garage can handle any problem your diesel
truck can throw at him—from routine maintenance to fuel injection
malfunctions to contaminated fuel problems. Some of the most common diesel
repairs we handle include:
Glow plugs - Your diesel engine lacks spark plugs. It also lacks distributors, which
is why you won’t ever need us to do an ignition tune-up for you.
However, your diesel does have glow plugs, and these can sometimes malfunction.
If you notice slow starting, rough idling, hesitation, or complete failure
to start, bring in your vehicle for some new glow plugs.
Fuel injector - Your vehicle’s fuel injector may be defective if you notice a
strong fuel odor, poor fuel efficiency, starting problems, or engine misfires.
Contaminated fuel - Diesel fuel isn’t stable like gasoline. It gradually forms solids
and clogs fuel filters. The sludge will coat the baffles and walls of
the tank, inhibit combustion efficiency, clog fuel lines, and degrade
the fuel pump and injector. We’ll perform the necessary maintenance
tasks to keep your vehicle running like new, or repair it if any damage
has already been done.
Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive is the diesel repair facility of
choice in the Fort Collins area. Call us today at (970) 372-0173 and ask
about our free loaner cars and shuttle service.