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Diesel Service in Sacramento, CA

Difference Between Gas-Powered Cars and Diesel

Diesel vehicles often get a reputation for being less fuel efficient than gasoline cars, but we say this is an unfair accusation. While both gasoline and diesel engines mix and compress fuel and air inside their cylinders, a gas engine uses a spark plug to generate the energy that keeps your car moving, while a diesel engine builds pressure in the fuel-air mixture itself to generate heat. Although diesel fuel is usually more expensive than regular gasoline, a gallon of diesel engine will take you further than a gallon of gasoline engine. Almost all car makes, including Acura, Audi, BMW, and Cadillac, have several diesel makes, making diesel a viable option for many.

 

Types of Diesel Engines

If you live in or nearby Sacramento, [city 2], [city 3], Arden-Arcade, or Rio Linda , you can come to Smog Diagnostic Specialists for all your diesel engine needs. There are several types of diesel engines different car brands use for their diesel vehicles. Ford cars will typically use Power Stroke engines. These engines have been manufactured by Ford itself since 2010; today's Power Stroke engines are known for their fuel efficiency, power, and lightness. Chevrolet uses Duramax diesel engines, which feature low torque, which allows your vehicle to carry more weight, exhaust braking, and increased fuel efficiency. Cummins is a Fortune 500 company that makes state-of-the-art diesel and natural gas-powered engines as well as engine parts. The Cummins engine is most commonly seen in the Dodge Ram but can be found in other vehicles as well. 

 

How do I know if my car needs a diesel service?

Whether you have a Power Stroke, Duramax, Cummins, or other diesel engine, we at Smog Diagnostic Specialists in Sacramento can perform a diesel service for you. As durable as diesel engines are built to be, parts of the engine can sometimes break down. Some common signs that something is wrong with your diesel engine to include:

This typically indicates low compression or problems with fuel delivery. It’s normal for a diesel engine to crank up a bit when started, but it should not be extremely difficult to get the engine running.

If you notice that noise is inconsistent or there is a knocking sort of sound in the engine, there is probably an issue with your fuel injectors. You will probably experience reduced performance until you have the issue repaired.

 

Whatever issues you are having with your diesel engine, you can bring your car to Smog Diagnostic Specialists in Sacramento. 

 

Diesel Repair Shop Serving Sacramento and Beyond

We at Smog Diagnostic Specialists have been serving communities in the Sacramento and surrounding areas since 2002 and specialize in Power Stroke repair, Duramax repair, Cummins repair and so much more. Our owner Miguel Frias takes pride in providing top-quality customer service everyday.

 

In addition to diesel service and repair, we also offer services in high-performance diesel upgrades, diesel engine conversion, Transmission Service, Brake Service, and more. If you are in Sacramento, [city 2] or surrounding areas, feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment online with us at http://www.smogdiagnosticsacramento.com/ today! Smog Diagnostic Specialists - Quality you Can Trust, at a Fair Price!.

 

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