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 have several diesel makes, making diesel a viable option for many.
Types of Diesel Engines
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 Auto Tech Service Center in Conyers 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 include:
- Your engine won’t start or is hard to start.
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.
- There is noise coming from your vehicle.
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.
- There is black or white smoke coming out of your vehicle.
Whatever issues you are having with your diesel engine, you can bring your car to Auto Tech Service Center in Conyers.
Diesel Repair Shop Serving Conyers and Beyond
We at Auto Tech Service Center have been serving communities in Conyers and surrounding areas since 1990 and specialize in Power Stroke repair, Duramax repair, Cummins repair and so much more. Here are some reasons you should choose us as your local auto repair shop:
- We exercise reasonable care for the customer’s property while it is in the shop’s possession.
- We perform high-quality diagnostic and repair services at a fair price, using quality NAPA parts.
- We provide a system for fair settlement of customer complaints, should they occur.
- We cover Parts and Labor on Qualifying Repairs and Services for 24 Months/24,000 Miles.
If you are in Conyers or surrounding areas, feel free to give us a call at 770-922-1480 or schedule an appointment online with us today!