I think it's really important to know a bit about the internals of a car, so that when you are getting your car serviced you can talk intelligently with the auto technician. As well, there are many easy DIY jobs you can do on your car to save your some money which can make all the difference when you are young and starting out. This site is where I am recording everything I am teaching my kids about auto servicing, and because I think it will be useful to many other families as well. I hope you find it useful for your family.
If you are like thousands of Australians today, you may be working from home far more than ever before. You may want to avoid any unnecessary trips and especially any drive into the city due to congestion and continuing uncertainty. Yet you still need to make sure that your vehicle is in tip-top condition and should keep up with any maintenance schedule. In this case, you may want to call out a mobile mechanic who will be able to carry out certain service jobs at your home. What tasks should you focus on when it comes to a diesel engine?
An engine like this is renowned for its durability and, if maintained properly, can cost less to run than an equivalent petrol engine. Yet you have to make sure that the filtration system is kept in good condition, and that the fuel delivery process is first-class.
Your mobile mechanic will, therefore, want to have a closer look at the injectors. Your truck or car will be fitted with several of these, where fuel is sprayed into the engine through a narrow aperture to provide combustion. Over time, tiny particles of debris or carbon may build up within the injectors and may block those small holes. Fuel may still get through, but not in the right quantity, and this will significantly affect your performance.
Your mechanic will also need to replace the fuel filter and may need to bleed the system to get rid of any unwanted air. The more often you replace the filter, the better. It will help to keep those injectors in good working condition.
Oil and Filters
Oil is the lifeblood of the engine, and while you should always choose the highest quality synthetic oil, you will need to change it from time to time. Once again, it can degrade, and while some of these particles may become trapped in the filter, others may get through to cause unwanted damage within the motor itself. Remember that the highest quality synthetic oil can help to reduce exhaust gas temperature, which will affect efficiency, heat and emissions.
Your mechanic will also have a good look at the rest of the vehicle to make sure that it is in good condition and that you do not have to schedule any extra maintenance. They will be able to do all of this work from the safety of your garage or driveway so you will not need to schedule an unwanted trip downtown. Reach out to a professional who provides mobile diesel repairs for more information.