Diesel Repair & Service in Philadelphia, PA, 19115
Difference Between Gas-Powered Cars and Diesel
Diesel vehicles often get a reputation for being less fuel efficient than gasoline cars, but we say this is an unfair accusation. While both gasoline and diesel engines mix and compress fuel and air inside their cylinders, a gas engine uses a spark plug to generate the energy that keeps your car moving, while a diesel engine builds pressure in the fuel-air mixture itself to generate heat. Although diesel fuel is usually more expensive than regular gasoline, a gallon of diesel engine will take you further than a gallon of gasoline engine.
Types of Diesel Engines
There are several types of diesel engines different car brands use for their diesel vehicles. Ford cars will typically use Power Stroke engines. These engines have been manufactured by Ford itself since 2010; today’s Power Stroke engines are known for their fuel efficiency, power, and lightness. Chevrolet uses Duramax diesel engines, which feature low torque, which allows your vehicle to carry more weight, exhaust braking, and increased fuel efficiency. Cummins is a Fortune 500 company that makes state-of-the-art diesel and natural gas-powered engines as well as engine parts. The Cummins engine is most commonly seen in the Dodge Ram but can be found in other vehicles as well.
How do I know if my car needs a diesel service?
Whether you have a Power Stroke, Duramax, Cummins, or other diesel engine, we at Dave’s Auto and Truck Service in Philadelphia can perform a diesel service for you. As durable as diesel engines are built to be, parts of the engine can sometimes break down. Some common signs that something is wrong with your diesel engine to include:
- Your engine won’t start or is hard to start.
This typically indicates low compression or problems with fuel delivery. It’s normal for a diesel engine to crank up a bit when started, but it should not be extremely difficult to get the engine running.
- There is noise coming from your vehicle.
If you notice that noise is inconsistent or there is a knocking sort of sound in the engine, there is probably an issue with your fuel injectors. You will probably experience reduced performance until you have the issue repaired.
- There is black or white smoke coming out of your vehicle.
Your award-winning local Shop for Diesel Repair
If you are having an issue with your transmission, Dave's Auto and Truck Service in Philadelphia is your place to go. Founded in 1974, our team of expertly trained and ASE certified technicians and owner Dave Andrzejewski have decades of combined experience and are experts in all things auto repair. We specialize in diesel repair, oil changes, fluid services and tune-ups as well as transmission repair. Here's why you should choose us:
- Locally owned and operated since 1974
- Only OEM and OEM-approved parts/components
- Shuttle on all services, loaner on major service, free towing (limited)
- Alternative payment options (see our financing page)
- We have a review score of 5 based on reviews from hundreds of satisfied customers.
If you are in the 19115 area or nearby, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dave's Auto and Truck Service, either online or via phone at 215-677-4783. Dave's Auto and Truck Service – "The Auto & Truck Repair Service You Can Count On!".