Where is Chad?

Where is Chad?

The answer to that question is:  Just about everywhere!.  Check out this video.  Remember, we come to you.

 

SPRING IS COMING SPECIALS

SPRING IS COMING SPECIALS

Now through April 30 call us for our Spring is Coming Specials. Warmer weather is almost here!  You need to have your vehicles running smooth for those Spring vacation trips.  And yes, that includes that RV!  Auto! Truck!  Heavy Equipment!  Fleet!  And, more.

Regular maintenance is a “must” if you want a diesel engine to purr like when you first got the vehicle.  And yes, every diesel owner will probably encounter some “challenges”.  Although diesel engines require no ignition tune-ups and tend to last longer with major repairs than gasoline engines, they do require low-cost maintenance.

Yes, we do oil and filter changes.  We also conduct used car inspections if you are in the market for a new auto or truck.

More than 25 years experience.  We know hydraulic systems on trucks, water craft and heavy equipment.  We repair hydraulic cylinders and pumps, etc.  Remember, we come to you.

Winterize Your Car

Winterize Your Car

Why winterize a diesel engine?

Yes, Winter is coming!  And, your valuable diesel engine, whether a semi, pick-up, car, RV, heavy equipment or boat, you need to take some care for their Winter hibernation.

Why?  To protect your investment.  Diesel fuel can solidify in Winter weather.  As a result, you may experience engine shut-downs.  Diesel fuel contains paraffins, similar to the wax of your candles in your home.

Though we are now in early Fall it is the very best time to work on your vehicle so you don’t have to deal with frozen fingers and cold parts when the snow begins.

Here are some general tips you should consider as part of your winterizing steps. Please follow any instructions that come with your vehicle.  And, if you are not sure about how to winterize call us.  Remember, we come to you.

  • Dry out the system – Drain the water
  • Change the antifreeze
  • Change your filters
  • Treat the oil
  • Treat the fuel
  • Carry an emergency treatment
  • Check the coolant system
  • Prepare the battery
  • Check your tire pressure
  • Check for leaks
  • Clean and expect the exterior

Here is a good source for reference before you start.  Click here.

Finally, be sure and drive smarter.  Changing weather will change how your vehicle handles.  One key recommendation is to be make sure your engine has warmed up.

 

 

Maintaining Your Semi Truck

Maintaining Your Semi Truck

Congratulations.  You either drive for a transport company or you own your own Semi.  Thus, mobile truck repair is key, if it comes to that.

Remember, the rigs you drive will undoubtedly be quite large, which means that there is a lot of maintenance that must go into them.  Both on a monthly and even daily basis.

Also, you might be driving long distances, which means that you and your truck will be away from the local repair shop that you are accustomed to.

So, in other words, understanding basic truck maintenance is critical.  If something should happen, then Mobile Mechanics of Colorado will be ready to offer assistance.

Here are some tips to help you keep running smooth:

  • Take care of the outside of your truck. This is not just for how it looks.  If you keep your truck clean at all times, you will be able to detect any dents or scratches.  This effort will help you repair them and maybe hidden damage as soon as you can.
  • Watch what you put inside your vehicle. Semi-Truck experts will tell you, “Using the right fuel, oil, and even windshield washer can contribute to a truck that is in good condition.”
  • Do you know what your gages mean? And, how to read them.  Being alerted immediately to a problem could save you expense in the long run.

If you need assistance with your semi-truck for service or repair.  We will be there.  Remember, we come to you.

 

Consider this Fact:  #1

Consider this Fact: #1

As we chat about mobile diesel repair we need to remember several key facts:

First, “Diesels get great mileage. They typically deliver 25 to 30 percent better fuel economy than similarly performing gasoline engines. Diesels also can deliver as much or more fuel economy than traditional gasoline-electric hybrids, depending on the models involved and whatever rapidly developing automotive technology achieves.” — Deanna Sclar from Auto Repair For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

Additionally, here several top diesel engine tips for you to review.

“Diesel engines typically require fewer repairs than gas engines, but those repairs are more expensive. Find out how to keep repairs to a minimum,” according to CarsDirect.

Also, according to CarsDirect, diesel engine maintenance will “offset the rising cost of fuel and assure you of a longer life-cycle for your vehicle” in general and your engine in particular. Diesel engines are excellent and reliable engines if regularly and properly maintained.

Here’s more from CarsDirect.

Maintenance Tips

  • Regular inspection of glow plugs is very critical for the proper maintenance of a diesel engine. The ignition of this engine depends upon compressed heat but it often fails to produce enough heat for the fuel to burn. As a result the glow plugs are used to heat up the cylinder before the cold engine gets started. These glow plugs require frequent inspection especially during the winter season
  • The gaskets on the diesel engine call for regular monitoring as they work under very severe and harsh conditions. All the mounting bolts should be checked regularly to avoid leaks which can lead to other complications
  • The oil filter should be selected carefully as sulfur residue and carbon are created in the absence of completely burning the fuel. A good filter will exclude corrosive particles from the oil
  • Always make sure the engine is supported completely before unscrewing any of the mounting bolts, plugs or nuts
  • To maintain proper engine performance and prevent accidents, make sure to give fluids sufficient time to cool before draining or checking them
  • Take your time when doing maintenance on a diesel engine and never work on an engine while it is running
  • Due to its critical cooling system, an audible and visual warning system on the dash panel will alert you before the possibility of engine damage
  • Every time you fill the diesel tank, add a bottle of diesel treatment. This will prevent the diesel from getting mixed with impurities
  • Diesel engines require a complete maintenance check from time to time for a longer life. Regular oil changes, as well as changing the oil and air filters, are critical to proper engine performance

We recommend you check out this article by clicking here.

RVer?  No Problem!

RVer? No Problem!

Yes, we are your “come to you mechanic.”
Plus, picking the right RV service is one of the most important decisions you will make during ownership.
Most of all, we can provide diesel service and engine repairs for your RV.  Yep, we can get you back on the road.  No doubt, now is a great time for RVing…so lets get you going!

Here are just some of the work we can do:

  • Routine inspections
  • Winterization
  • Brakes and Bearing replacement, repair and maintain on most RVs
  • Electrical 12 volt and 110volt repair
  • Full Detail Service and Repairs
  • All insurance repairs
  • We can install accessories that are available in the RV industry
  • We perform oil changes

Why be an RVer?

Well, because there is so much you can see or do.  We know of folks who sell the house, the car, and a lot of other stuff. Then, they pack the rest into a small motorhome and thought they were ready.

Here is a great list of things as a result that you should know before being a full time RVer, thanks to Camping World.

“As decisions go, this is a biggie. Sell your house and live full-time in an RV “out there.” Where? Wherever you want. Before you swallow all that freedom in a single gulp there are a few things you might want to know.

#1 Make a practice run…or two…or ten.
No one should toss the house keys to the new owner and point their new rig towards the open road without having experienced previously spending time in an RV. Not just a weekend or even a week but ideally an extended period of time. No trial run will exactly duplicate the finality of being without a home base but being on the road will help identify what kind of full-timer you will be. Do you prefer being a “mover” or  a “sitter?” Do you prefer the solitude of a campsite alone in the woods or the activities found in a commercial campground? These test runs will also serve to clarify your most important decision before becoming a full-time Rver…

#2 How much house do you need?
There is an RV ready to match your dream. Use your vacation RV trips to test different rigs. If you are visiting off-the-beaten-track tourist nooks and wilderness sites a more maneuverable RV could be preferable to a motorcoach. Or your dream RV just may not have as much room as you need to live on the road full time comfortably. Be honest with yourself up front and you will save yourself the hassle of trading up or down in your first few years untethered from a home base.

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Mobile Diesel Mechanic: Why a Diesel?

Mobile Diesel Mechanic: Why a Diesel?

As a mobile diesel mechanic, well, let me count the ways…

First, where fuel prices are you should probably choose a cost effective mode of travel.  Right? The Diesel engine is very efficient and cost effective. Also, diesel has higher energy density, i.e. more energy can be extracted as when compared with the same volume of gasoline.

Here are our thoughts on advantages and disadvantages:

Fuel economy:  Advantage Diesel.

Initial cost:  Advantage Gasoline

Noise/Vibration:  Advantage Gasoline

Cold Weather:  Advantage Gasoline

Long-term Maintenance and Durability:  Advantage Diesel

Look, choosing between a gas or diesel engine is an important decision.  The key question to ask yourself:  “What do I plan to do with the vehicle where I live?”  If you use your truck like a car, then maybe a gas auto is the right choice.  If you plan to tow a boat or rack up a lot of miles driving then maybe a diesel is for you.  We would be glad to help you decide.  Just contact us.  We are on Facebook and Twitter.

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