LITTLETON, CO DIESEL REPAIR EXPERTS

Preventative Maintenance for Diesels in Littleton, CO

Preventative maintenance is an important part of keeping a vehicle running for many years. This applies not only to gas cars but diesel vehicles, too. 

The diesel repair specialists at Branch Automotive in Littleton, CO have the tools to do preventative maintenance on all types of diesels. These include Cummins, Duramax, and Powerstroke engines. Our certified technicians also have the tools and diagnostic equipment to perform diesel repair services.

Contact Branch Automotive at (303) 771-2224 if you need a diesel repair specialist in Littleton, CO. We are located at 6030 East County Line Road, Littleton, CO 80126-3919.

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Preventative Maintenance for Cummins Engines in Littleton, CO

Diesel trucks need preventative maintenance to keep them on the road, and the Cummins is no exception. Drivers might see a “Perform Service” message, or the check engine light might come on. The Perform Service light is an emissions system maintenance reminder. 

Our techs will scan the computer to determine what the issue is if you have a check engine light illuminated. The diagnostic trouble code or DTC will lead the technician to the appropriate manufacturer’s service information to perform diagnostics on the affected system. Usually, when the “Perform Service” message displays, the vehicle needs:

  • Replacement of the closed crankcase ventilation filter (CCV filter)
  • EGR cooler cleaning
  • EGR valve cleaning 
  • Perform Service monitor reset
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If the check engine light comes on, the diesel specialists at Branch Automotive in Littleton, CO will scan the computer to determine the affected system and follow appropriate diagnostic procedures for the issue, which could be:

  • Turbo or turbocharger issues
  • Turbo actuator
  • NOX sensors
  • DEF sensors and heater
  • DPF (diesel particulate filter)
  • Fuel pressure sensor or fuel pressure sensor circuit
  • Electronic throttle control issues
  • Service emissions
  • Fuel injector control systems
  • Fuel pressure codes
  • Cooling system issues
  • Glow plug system failures

Preventative Maintenance for Duramax Engines in Littleton, CO

The Duramax diesel engine has maintenance that needs to be taken care of as part of its preventative maintenance schedule. 

Some issues will illuminate the check engine light. They would need repairs as they arise. These include DEF heater performance, EGR, and fuel rail pressure issues.  

Other common issues include overheating, oil in the cooling system reservoir, oil leaks, water in the fuel, and loss of power.

Preventative maintenance in Littleton, CO that helps prevent these issues includes:

  • Oil and filter change
  • Fuel filter change
  • Alignments
  • Brake repair
  • Tires
  • Transmission flush and filter change
  • Differential and transfer case fluid changes
  • Air filter change
  • Coolant system service
  • Vehicle inspections

Preventative Maintenance for Powerstroke Engines in Littleton, CO

The Powerstroke diesel engine is behind several models of Ford trucks. It comes in three sizes: 7.3, 6.0, and 6.7 liters. 

 Powerstroke engines aren’t immune to issues that plague other engines. Common issues for Powerstroke diesel engines include: 

  • Coolant leaks
  • Oil leaks
  • Vacuum pump leaks
  • Exhaust leaks
  • Fuel leaks and fuel injector issues
  • Overheating and head gasket issues
  • Water in the fuel
  • Steering wheel shakes
  • Check engine light and wrench light illuminated
  • “Death wobble” concerns and correction

Preventative maintenance that helps keep problems at bay includes:

  • Multipoint vehicle inspections
  • Oil and filter change
  • Fuel filter change
  • Alignments
  • Brake repair
  • Tires
  • Transmission flush and filter change
  • Differential and transfer case fluid changes
  • Air filter change
  • Coolant system service
  • Vehicle inspections

Contact Branch Automotive for Preventative Maintenance, Diagnostics, and Diesel Repair Services

Call Branch Automotive in Littleton, CO for an appointment if you need preventative maintenance or diesel repair services. If your vehicle broke down, have it towed to our shop and call us when the tow truck is on the way. 

You can contact us at (303) 771-2224. We are conveniently located at 6030 East County Line Road, Littleton, CO 80126-3919.