Gone are the days where diesel engines were written off as too noisy and too dirty. These days, more and more people are buying diesel cars due their superior fuel efficiency and long lasting engines. To get the most out of your diesel car, it’s essential that you know how to properly maintain it. Today, we’ll be looking at what you need to know for simple maintenance of your diesel engine.
Replace your air filter regularly
A simple way you can maintain your diesel engine is to keep an eye on your air filter. Air filters can usually last between 20,000 to 30,000 kilometres but you should take a look at it every 5 to 10 kilometres to check for wear. Diesel engines use a lot of air and it’s important that your air filter is running effectively. Regularly replacing the air filter can also mean better fuel mileage.
Check your oil filter
Oil filters remove corrosive particles in oil and mean your engine has less build up so check yours regular to see if you need a replacement. Remember, invest in the highest quality oil filter you can find – low quality filters don’t do a great job at keeping your oil clean. If you’ve never changed the oil filter before, don’t worry.
Your user manual will most likely have clear instructions on how to go about it.
Always read your user manual before attempting any maintenance on your car and if you’re in doubt, contact a professional. Never carry out maintenance while the engine is hot or running. Make sure all fluids are completely cool if you’re adjusting or draining them.
Keep up with regular servicing
Although there are some steps you can take to maintain your diesel car, one of the most important things to do to ensure property maintenance of your diesel car is to get regular servicing from a qualified diesel mechanic. Keeping up with your scheduled services keeps your car running optimally and means longer life for your engine. A qualified diesel mechanic can also spot any issues and do repairs before any serious damage is caused.
Know when to call the professionals
One of the easiest ways to cause damage to your diesel car is to drive it even if you know something’s not quite right. If your engine is making strange noises, the car is driving differently, or if anything else is wrong, don’t wait to get your car looked at. Always call on a qualified diesel mechanic to take a look for you.
Diesel West Mechanical Services offers easy and reliable mobile servicing and repairs for your diesel vehicles and equipment throughout the Perth metropolitan area. Our trained diesel mechanics are experts at diagnosing and repairing faults – for us, there is no job too big or too small. From regular servicing to complex repairs, look no further than Diesel West.
For mobile car servicing and repairs, contact Diesel West Mechanical Services on 0427 501 378.