Yearly Archives: 2022

Why should I own a diesel truck?

Why should I own a diesel truck?

Why should I own a diesel truck?  There is no question about it diesel trucks are very powerful, they have the heavy suspension to carry and pull very heavy loads.  Diesels are hardworking trucks and get the big jobs done.  Half ton gas trucks, which I own, are great but I have had several times when the suspension and the rear end where not strong enough for what I needed done.  Using the wrong truck will damage it!  The saying "go big or go home", fits diesel trucks very well.  They can handle the light work and are ready for the heavy work when it comes. A diesel motor is very different from a gas engine and if taken care of will last far longer than a gas engine.  It is not uncommon to see 1 ton diesel trucks with over 300,000 miles on it.  We work on a lot of diesels.  We have two very good diesel techs, and they swear buy them as do I.  Yes, the fuel ... read more

Should I invest in my older vehicle?

Should I invest in my older vehicle?

In today’s auto market it makes a lot more sense investing a vehicle you currently own, verses jumping into the new or used auto market.  Because of supply issues the vehicles available in the market today are extremely reduced.  Some numbers are showing 900,00.00 new vehicles available while two years ago there were over 4,000,000.00 new vehicles for sale.  That puts a lot of pressure on the businesses selling vehicles to put whatever they can on the streets.  We have seen a large increase of people who have owned a car for days or weeks putting in engines, transmission, head gaskets and so on.   With the pressure these companies are experiencing to make the sale, quality is often a question, and the prices are escalating daily.  We have the conversation daily with our customers to invest in the car you know instead of buying some else ... read more

Why do your belts squeal at you?

Why do your belts squeal at you?

There are many different types of belts on vehicles today.  The older term for the belts we are discussing is “fan belts” or “V belts” as three or more v shaped belts moved fans etc. in the engine.  Today the belts are called “serpentine belts” as they serpentine around many different pullies.  A good generic term to use now is a “drive belt” which covers all the different types. Drive belts rely on friction to do their job, so if it is slipping it will squeal.  This also tells you it is not doing its job.  As you will see in the pictures one belt is cracked.  This tells us the rubber is old, brittle, it will brake soon and needs to be replaced.  The other pic shows a new belt that will grab the pullies turning them instead of slipping.  Loss of friction can be caused for many reasons and should be taken to a reputable shop to identify what is causing it to slip, yet one of the most common causes o ... read more

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