Top Diesel Engine Maintenance Tips
We know how critical uptime is to your success. When a light comes on, or an engine goes down, our service team quickly responds to resolve the issue and get you back on the road as quickly as possible. But preventative maintenance is key to avoiding costly downtime. Below we detail some essential preventative maintenance tips. It is important to note that you should follow the recommended maintenance schedules for your engine.
TIP #1: KEEP YOUR ENGINE CLEAN
The easiest way to damage engine components and even decrease fuel efficiency is to allow dirt, dust, and grime to enter the system. Therefore, it’s most important to make sure your engine has clean fuel, oil, and air. Even just using a leaf blower to dust off your engine will do the trick. Taking the time to clean also provides an opportunity for you to spot any potential leaks or developing issues.
TIP #2: CHECK AND REPLACE FLUIDS
There are a few different fluids you should regularly monitor and replace in your diesel engine, such as coolant and oil. Not changing your oil can result in extra wear and tear.
The coolant system can often be overlooked but is as important as an oil change in a diesel engine. Simply put, diesel engines run hot and degrade coolant relatively quickly. Several problems can happen if a diesel engine is running on a worn-out coolant, including overheating.
TIP #3: CHECK AND REPLACE FILTERS
Fuel, oil, and air filters should be replaced on a regular schedule. A dirty air filter can choke your engine, causing a decrease in fuel efficiency. Fuel and oil filters are your protection again any tiny particles. Clean fuel and oil are essential for your diesel engine.
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Diesel engine maintenance is key to extending your engine’s life and ensuring maximum uptime. Keeping your engine clean, monitoring fluids, and checking filters are all steps you can routinely take. Your diesel engine is a significant investment; that’s why our team works hard to keep you up and running. Don’t trust your investment to just anyone. Put it in the hands of a dedicated, experienced service team who knows exactly what it takes to get you back up and running.