Diesel Repair

  • Benefits of Treating a Fuel System

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    Like anything else on your vehicle, keeping various systems clean and in good shape is essential to long life and reliability. Your fuel system is especially important - parts are expensive, problems can be difficult to diagnose, and it doesn’t take much contamination to cause a huge issue. It’s much easier to keep your fuel system clean than it is to clean a dirty or problematic system. Performing regular fuel treatment can prove very beneficial to the life of your vehicle.

  • 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 Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN, 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 - The Ideal Engine for Fleet Vehicles

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    If you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck, you’re probably pretty familiar with diesel vehicles. But why are diesel engines predominantly used in commercial vehicles, and where did they start?

  • 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 Birch's Automotive & Muffler, 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.

  • 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 Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN, we specialize in diesel truck and fleet vehicle maintenance and repair, including precision driveshaft care.

  • 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 Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN, we’ve got you covered.

  • Maintaining Your Electrical Systems

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    Electrical issues in a vehicle have always been difficult to track down; with the complexity of modern vehicles ever-increasing, sometimes it can seem nearly impossible. Fortunately, at Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, our team of expert technicians is well trained and perfectly equipped to track down and repair even the most evasive issues in your Ford, Dodge, or Chevy diesel pickup.

  • 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 Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN, we understand the importance of your investment.

  • 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 Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington 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 Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN, 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.

  • Turbochargers - The Extra Boost Your Diesel Needs

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    Whether you drive a Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke diesel truck, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with turbochargers. Over the past couple of decades, turbos have nearly become stock equipment on diesel pickups, and are becoming increasingly common on gas vehicles as well. But what are they, how do they work, and why are they there? Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN has the answers.

  • 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 Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN, here’s some info on vacuum pressure, why you need it, and how to tell if you’ve got a vacuum leak.

  • Water in your floorboard? We can help!

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    Leaks and drips that get the interior of your vehicle wet are definitely an inconvenience. Sitting water promotes rust, bad smells, and can ruin your carpet. Furthermore, the water often seems to come from seemingly nowhere, adding to the frustration. From Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN, here are some of the leading causes of water on your floor, and what you can do about it.

  • What's So Great About Performance Chips?

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    Performance chip installation is one of the perks of diesel truck ownership. At Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, 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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