Diesel Repair

  • A Brief History of the Diesel Engine

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    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, 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 You In Need Of New Brake Pads?

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    Do you need new brake pads? Most of the time, if you think you do, the answer is yes. While a lot of auto parts stores sell brake pads with lifetime warranties, don’t be misled...brake pads will still wear down.

  • 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 Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, 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 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 Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia 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 Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, diesels are our specialty. There are many reasons to have diesel truck maintenance performed by diesel specialists - here are just a few.

  • 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 Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, 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 To Keep Your Diesel From Breaking Down.

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    Chevrolet, Ford and Ram diesel pickups are well-built machines. Still, sometimes they break down. Here’s what you can do to prevent that from happening and reduce the cost of a more expensive repair. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA our diesel customers are important to us and we want your diesel to last you.

  • Is It Time to Buy New, or Fix What You Have?

    Whether you drive a Chevrolet, Ford, or Dodge diesel pickup, there will come a day when it’s time to ask the question - has the time come to get a new truck? Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA is here to help you decide.

  • Is Your Airbag Service Light On? Why You Shouldn't Ignore it!

    Every time you get into your diesel truck you probably forget all the safety features your vehicle has for you in case of an accident. Airbags are one of the greatest features of modern diesel trucks, though they aren’t often considered until you need them. From Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, here’s a nod to one of the better vehicle advancements of our time and why it's important not to ignore warning signs.

  • 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. Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA is here to help you decide.

  • Maintaining the Exhaust on Your Diesel

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    We know how important a good exhaust setup is on a diesel truck. Whether you’re powered by a Cummins, a Duramax, a Powerstroke, or something else, your exhaust plays a major role in performance, engine sound, and even aesthetic. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, our professional mechanics have the equipment, knowledge, and ability necessary to get your exhaust in shape.

  • Maintenance Tips for Your Turbocharger

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    The turbo on your diesel pickup is a precision engineered component. As a result, proper maintenance is essential to keeping it going strong. At tens or even hundreds of thousands of RPM, keeping everything in good shape is absolutely necessary. Fortunately, turbos don’t really require any special maintenance - they just make the maintenance you do all the more important.

  • Protect Your Diesel Investment

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    Whether you drive a Chevy, Ram, or Ford diesel pickup, Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA is here to make sure your truck stays up to the task for a long time to come.

  • Protect Your Exhaust from Damage and Rust

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    The exhaust on your truck is an important series of components, that work together to ensure smooth, reliable operation. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, we also know that exhaust systems are especially susceptible to damage and rust; pipes, mufflers, and other parts are exposed to hazards on the road, and to the environment. This situation, combined with caustic emissions and extreme heat, creates a perfect opportunity for problems to arise.

  • Routine Maintenance for Your Diesel

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    Oil changes are integral to the performance, longevity, and reliability of your diesel truck. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, our expert mechanics understand the importance of good quality oil, changed at correct intervals, in allowing you to get the most out of your Cummins, Powerstroke, or Duramax diesel.

  • The Ins & Outs of Your Turbochargers

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    Now that you know why your turbo is necessary, you’ll want to know what the turbocharger is made of. Turbos are intricate and precise components, but not actually all that complicated or difficult to understand. Here’s a rundown on the parts of a turbocharger, from Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA.

  • Trust Our Team for Your Maintenance Needs

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    Diesel trucks are known for their incredibly reliable engines. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, we know that the key to a reliable engine is good maintenance. In fleet trucks, the difference between a truck that lasts a million miles and a truck that needs new engine hinges on how well it has been maintained.

  • When To Run Diagnostics On Your Vehicle

    Modern vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, and as a result, computer diagnostic systems are becoming a necessity rather than a convenience. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, our state of the art technology and trained technicians are ready to diagnose any transmission issue you may be experiencing with your car, truck, or SUV.

  • Why A Great Exhaust Is Important

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    Your exhaust is an essential part of your truck’s sound, performance, and aesthetic. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, our technicians are ready and able to provide any exhaust service your Chevy, Ford, or Dodge diesel requires, from stock repairs to completely custom installations.

  • Why Choose a Diesel Engine?

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    When you think about diesel engines, you probably think about large trucks and machinery, and maybe a few oddball cars over the years. So how long has diesel really been around, and why is it used the way it is today? At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we have the answers.

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