Diesel Repair

  • A Brief History of the Diesel Engine

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    At Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN, 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, Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN has your back.

  • Bad Alignment on Your Diesel?

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    Your truck’s alignment is an essential aspect of its reliability and ride quality. From Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN, here’s what you should know about the alignment on your Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel pickup, from symptoms to keep an eye on, to how it affects your vehicle.

  • 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 Engines - Power Comes From Their Differences

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    On gas engines, the fuel delivery system is pretty simple - an electric pump draws gas from the tank, and pushes it to the injectors. Diesel systems are a little more complex. At Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN, we like to keep you informed about what’s on your truck, how it works, and how to maintain it, so you stay reliably on the road.

  • 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 Fuel Systems - What Could go Wrong?

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    Diesel engines are known for their reliability - that’s probably at least partially why you bought one. However, like all things, diesels and their components wear out eventually. Fortunately, the technicians at Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN have you covered. Here are some fuel system issues to watch out for.

  • Diesel Isn't Difficult - Know How Your System Works

    Now that you’ve got an idea of the components that make up a diesel system, and what they do, understanding how the system works in a more cohesive way isn’t difficult. At Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington we understand what’s going on in your fuel system while your diesel engine is running.

  • Diesel Maintenance - Why it Matters Who Performs It

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    Good diesel technicians and shops that service diesel engines are hard to come by. At Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN, diesels are our specialty. There are many reasons to have diesel truck maintenance performed by diesel specialists - here are just a few.

  • 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.

  • Have You Changed Your Oil Lately?

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    If you drive a Dodge, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup, you know the amount of hard work your truck puts in. You may also be aware that diesels run a little dirtier than your average gas burner. At Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN, our goal is to keep your Duramax, Cummins, or Powerstroke truck on the road for many miles to come. A huge part of that is keeping your oil maintained.

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

  • Is Your Truck Ready For An Engine Replacement?

    Your truck was built for work. Whether you drive a Ram, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup, your truck was designed to endure, day in and day out. Nonetheless, eventually, there will come a time where your engine needs major repair - and you’ll have to make a decision on what to do next. At Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN, we’re here to help.

  • 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.

  • Know When To Buy a New Vehicle

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    Whether you drive a Chevrolet, Ford, or Dodge diesel pickup, there will come a day when you have to ask the question - has the time come to get a new truck? Knowing when to throw in the towel or decide to keep the vehicle you have can be a difficult task. Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN is here to help you decide.

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