Your vehicle requires quite a few maintenance procedures in order to operate at peak efficiency, and this includes regular oil changes, engine cleaning, tire rotation and balancing and fuel-injection service. If your vehicle has a diesel engine, that means that it processes fuel using a diesel injection system, which differs from a standard gas engine, because the fuel is directly injected into the cylinder of your vehicle without undergoing any compression.
If you can start your truck and drive it down the road, you may assume that you can ignore some seemingly minor repairs. However, even small problems with your truck can lead to major repair bills down the road, and can put you and other drivers at risk for an accident. This can be especially true for trucks, as their added weight can make driving while certain repairs are needed even more dangerous.
Not all mechanical problems with your car need immediate attention; you may be able to drive with a hole in your muffler for some time without doing anything but bothering your neighbors and reducing your car's gas mileage. However, there are some common mechanical problems with your car that you never want to ignore even if it seems that you can readily start your car and drive it down the road.
Your car's engine is made up of cylinders, inside of which are pistons that move up and down. Their movement creates the energy needed to power your car and keep it moving. These cylinders are sealed by what are called cylinder heads, and between the cylinder heads and the cylinder itself there is a gasket. This is a rubber piece that helps to keep those cylinder heads sealed so that the cylinder is closed and protected.
Any time you take your truck for service or repairs, you often have to contend with changing parts. Apart from making your truck road-ready again, doing so every other time can drain your pockets also and reduce your trucking profits. However, besides expensive new parts, you can also opt for remanufactured parts. Read on to learn more below. What are remanufactured parts? Remanufactured parts are secondhand parts that have been re-tooled to repair damage and improve efficiency.