Drivers who need a little extra strength and power under their hoods and need hauling capabilities that will last on the long road ahead choose to drive diesel. And if you’re a new diesel owner, driving your pickup off the dealership lot for the first time was likely a huge point of pride for you, and you want that pride to last as the miles add up on your diesel engine. Because diesel’s are such specialty vehicles, you might be at a loss for how to keep up with the needs of your truck, and how to make sure it stays durable for years to come. Thankfully, the diesel experts at Reiff Diesel Services are here to help you with some tips every first time diesel driver should know!
Being familiar with and following your vehicle’s manufacturer recommendations for service, maintenance, and necessary repairs is an important part of being a responsible diesel driver. Keeping up with things like oil changes will not only protect your engine, but can save you money down the road. A quick oil change is going to be a lot easier than a motor replacement!
A key difference between diesel and gasoline engines is that diesel engines tend to burn through lubricating oil during daily use, meaning your oil levels will decrease faster. Keep an eye on your oil levels so your diesel truck can stay lubricated and cool!
Cold weather can be harsher on a diesel engine than a standard gasoline one, and your diesel may have difficulties starting up, or not start up at all, if the weather gets particularly harsh. Something you can do to protect your ride is to park in a dry, covered area, or use your vehicle’s block heater. You can plug your block heater into the electric system in your home, and it should keep your diesel engine warm so that it can start up easier. Make sure to check your manufacturer recommendations for proper block heater operating instructions.
If you need help with maintenance and repairs for your diesel engine, make sure you see the team at Reiff Diesel Services! The pros in our shop take pride in going the extra mile to get you the best diesel service in the area, so you can take on the roads with confidence. Call or book online to schedule your appointment with Reiff Diesel Services today!