Diesel Repair

  • A Brief History of the Diesel Engine

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    At Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, IN, we know that diesel engines play a huge role in many of our customers' daily ways of life. If you drive a Duramax, Powerstroke, or Cummins diesel pickup, you obviously appreciate the power of the diesel engine. Diesel engines are prevalent all over the road, but where did it all start, and why are diesel engines most commonly found in trucks today? 

  • Are Your Brakes Too Loud?

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    Your Ram, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup is a big truck. All that weight takes some strong stopping power and takes its toll on your brake pads - especially if you ever pull a trailer or carry heavy loads. Whenever you need a brake job, Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, IN has your back.

  • Brakes - Putting a Stop to Your Diesel

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    At Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, IN, we know your Ford, Chevrolet, or Dodge pickup was designed for optimal power, torque, and towing and hauling ability, no matter what the job is. We also know that while getting up to speed in a timely fashion is important, your diesel pickup’s ability to stop is equally essential.

  • Coolant Leaks - What to Watch Out For, and How to Find Them

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    Coolant leaks can be a pain - they’re elusive and have a lot of damage potential. Fortunately, at Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, IN, our technicians know exactly how to diagnose and repair a coolant leak, no matter where it is. Knowing more about where these coolant leaks appear and why they're a problem will help you to recognize a problem and get it repaired before it does further damage.

  • Diesel Fuel Systems - How They Work, and How to Maintain Them

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    No matter what type of fleet vehicles or commercial trucks you maintain, the fuel system on your diesel is an integral part of keeping you on the road. Gas systems are pretty simple - there’s basically just a pump that pushes gasoline to the injectors. Diesels are a bit more complicated.

  • Diesel Fuel Systems - Parts and Components

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    Your fuel system is comprised of a variety of parts, each tasked with keeping your engine running strong - Chevy, Ford, and Ram all have small differences, and diesel systems have changed over the years with innovation in the field; however, the fundamentals haven’t changed. At Larry's Automotive, our technicians are familiar with the differences between models and generations, but for the intents and purposes here they aren’t necessary to know. Here’s an overview of the major components you’ll find in most diesel fuel systems.

  • Diesel Tires - Find the Balance

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    When it comes to installing new tires on your Dodge, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup, you want it done right the first time. Our technicians have the equipment necessary to get you cruising smoothly down the road in no time.

  • How Does Your Turbo Work?

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    Your turbocharger will work in essentially the same way, whether you drive a Powerstroke, Cummins, or Duramax diesel pickup. While there are differences in designs and applications, turbos haven’t changed all that much over the past century. Now that you know what one is made of, we’ll look at how it works.

  • How Is Your Battery Life?

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    At Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, we understand how vital solid battery power is to a truck driver. A dead or weak battery isn’t a big deal in a passenger vehicle; in a commercial truck, missed deadlines, incomplete jobs, insufficient equipment, and inconvenient situations are all consequences of a less than adequate battery.

  • Is That Shaking a Driveshaft Issue?

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    Whatever type of truck you run in your fleet, they all have a driveshaft that connects the transmission to the differential, transferring power to the wheels. At Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, IN, we specialize in diesel truck and fleet vehicle maintenance and repair, including precision driveshaft care.

  • Keep Your Ball Joints in Working Order

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    You’re Chevrolet, Ford, or Ram diesel pickup is a heavy-duty machine, designed to tackle all kinds of situations. The ball joints that connect your suspension to the rest of the truck are under a tremendous amount of strain, both on and off-road - it’s important to keep an eye on them, and make sure they’re in proper working order. Here’s how to gauge the condition of your ball joints, from the professionals at Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, IN.

  • Keep Your Replacement Engine Running

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    Once your diesel truck is back on the road, you’ll definitely want to keep it running strong. At Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, IN, we’ve got you covered.

  • Quality Work or Quality Product - You Can Have Both

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    Once you’ve settled on an engine, the last thing you want to do is cut corners on the final steps. At Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, IN, we understand the importance of your investment.

  • Routine Maintenance for Your Diesel

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    Oil changes are integral to the performance, longevity, and reliability of your diesel truck. At Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, our expert mechanics understand the importance of good quality oil, changed at correct intervals, in allowing you to get the most out of your Cummins, Powerstroke, or Duramax diesel.

  • Steering and Suspension for Your Truck

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    Whether your diesel pickup is a Dodge, Chevrolet, or Ford, it’s undoubtedly a well-made, heavy-duty machine. However, when an issue does arise, trust Larry's Automotive in Newburgh to keep you on the road.

  • Take a Look at Your Tires

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    Are the tires on your diesel truck any good? At Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, IN, we want you to be able to spot the difference between a good tire and one that needs to be replaced. Here’s a quick guide on what to watch out for.

  • Time to Replace Your Diesel Engine? Let's Explore Your Options

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    Whether you drive a Chevy, Dodge, or Ford diesel truck, there are a variety of options out there for a replacement engine. Depending on your truck's worth, it may depend on the type of engine and the amount of money you want to put into it. You can purchase a used, rebuilt, remanufactured, or even new diesel engine to replace your old. At Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, IN, we’re here to help you choose the right one. 

  • Trust Our Team for Your Maintenance Needs

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    Diesel trucks are known for their incredibly reliable engines. At Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, we know that the key to a reliable engine is good maintenance. In fleet trucks, the difference between a truck that lasts a million miles and a truck that needs new engine hinges on how well it has been maintained.

  • Vacuum Leaks - What Are They, and How Do You Fix One?

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    Vacuum pressure plays a critical role in keeping your engine running smooth, and performing it’s best. From Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, IN, here’s some info on vacuum pressure, why you need it, and how to tell if you’ve got a vacuum leak.

  • What's So Great About Performance Chips?

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    Performance chip installation is one of the perks of diesel truck ownership. At Larry's Automotive in Newburgh, our mechanics can professionally tune and install a chip for any application, whether you drive a Cummins, Powerstroke, Duramax, or otherwise.

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