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Does My Diesel Truck Need a Tune-up

Does My Diesel Truck Need a Tune-up

A good tune-up can help your car run more efficiently and smoothly, saving you money on fuel and extending the life of your diesel engine. However, if you aren't sure when it's time to bring your truck into DS Auto Experts, here are five signs that indicate it may be time for a tune-up. Pay attention to these red flags and you can help avoid any unnecessary repairs down the road! Fuel Usage The most basic thing to look for is how fast your diesel fuel is going. If it's getting low faster than usual, that could be a sign that something isn't right in your diesel engine. Since an engine can't burn fuel if it doesn't have enough air, make sure you check other signs of an aging car. Strange Clunking Noises When You Accelerate There are many common sounds that indicate something is wrong with your truck, and one of them is strange clunking noises when you accelerate. If your car makes unusual sounds when you press on the gas pedal, it may need to be tuned up. A t ... read more

5 Common Problems with Auto A/C Systems

5 Common Problems with Auto A/C Systems

Having a broken air conditioner in your vehicle is one of the worst problems to deal with during the spring and summer. That is why automotive professionals recommend coming in for a spring HVAC system check to ensure no problems occur. In order to understand what could go wrong with your car's A/C, you should start by understanding how it all works.   How does a Vehicle's A/C System Work? There are 5 main parts to most auto A/C systems: compressor, condenser, receiver, evaporator, and thermal expansion valve. Cold air is not actually created; instead, it takes the heat and moisture of that air from outside your car. The system relies on one key ingredient to keep the air coming out of your vents cool: refrigerant or freon.    5 Common A/C Problems in Cars A/C Refrigerant Leak - Leaks tend to occur over the winter when the air conditioning isn't typically used. When it goes dormant, the seals can dry out. Whenever this happens, you'll get warm air i ... read more

4 Ways to Make Your Nissan Last

4 Ways to Make Your Nissan Last

Nissans are smart (and large) investments. Whenever you splurge on a reliable make like a Nissan, you expect it to last for years. Just because they're known to last doesn't mean they will without care and protection. To ensure your car, SUV, or truck is a valuable investment, follow these four essential tips: Tip #1: Drive Defensively, NOT Aggressively Reckless driving is highly frowned upon if you want to keep your Nissan in tip-top shape. It is not only dangerous, but it can wear down your car quicker. Please obey the set speed limit and avoid heavy acceleration and deceleration as it strains your engine, transmission, tires, and more. Furthermore, you're hurting your Nissan's superior fuel economy too. Tip #2: Clean Your Car Car washes serve a bigger purpose than having your automobile look nice. Routine washing and waxing can effectively remove dirt and grime buildup and prevent rust from forming. If rust becomes a problem for your Nissan later in life, it can ... read more

Top Tips for Diesel Engine Maintenance

Top Tips for Diesel Engine Maintenance

Regular maintenance is just as important, if not more crucial, for a diesel engine as it is for a gas-powered engine. This is particularly true if your diesel vehicle constantly serves to push, pull, or haul things. Diesel motors still need the maintenance essentials, such as oil changes, filter changes, and more. If you want your diesel truck to last you a lifetime, here are some critical tips to follow:  Get oil changes done on time Changing your oil is a frequent task, which is why most people find it so taxing. Putting off your oil change can lead to negative consequences like irreversible engine damage, so please stay on top of your oil change. You should vary the oil approximately every 5,000 miles or so, depending on what your manufacturer recommends. Monitor your coolant Besides oil, another vital fluid for your engine requires maintenance: coolant. You and your technician should constantly check on your truck's coolant as it can deteriorate over time. And if you ... read more

How Can I Tell If My Toyota Needs New Brake Pads?

How Can I Tell If My Toyota Needs New Brake Pads?

One of the most important parts of your Toyota is the braking system. You must check the system's parts regularly to ensure you can slow down and stop your vehicle when needed. Toyota's brake system typically consists of brake pads, rotors, calipers, and lines. Brake pads are considered normal wear items since they are required in order to create the friction that helps stop your Toyota. Manufacturers typically recommend you change your brake pads approximately every 50,000 miles.    3 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Brake Pads Squealing Noises: If you hear constant squeaking or squealing when you apply the brakes, it is time to have your brake pads serviced. Brake pads have a thin metal strip that will make noise when you've worn them down. In other words, the noise is purposeful to remind you to get your brakes replaced. Indicator Light or Message: Some vehicle sensors are able to trigger a message when the brake pads have worn down. Obviously, these are ... read more

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