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 tune-up can solve these problems and get your vehicle running smoothly again.

The Check Engine Light Comes On

When your car's check engine light comes on, it means there's an issue with your truck that could negatively impact performance or even compromise safety. Whether you bring your vehicle to a mechanic or self-diagnose, it's wise to check up on any serious issues that appear as soon as possible.

There Are Strange Vibrations in the Steering Wheel

There several issues that can create a bumpy ride. So when your notice that your steering wheel is shaking and wobbling, it's an indicator that something is wrong. Ensure you take your vehicle to a professional for diagnosis.

Brake Problems

If your brakes feel loose or if they seem to have increased stopping distance, you may need to get your brake pads replaced. Though these issues can sometimes be attributed to simple maintenance (or lack thereof), it's best to have them checked out by an expert.

So, if you notice any of these signs, please visit DS Auto Experts today and let our experts check your vehicle!

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