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05/09/2017
Diesel engines are meant to be powerful machines. However, this can change quickly if you make any of these common mistakes. Read to find what they are and how to avoid them.

How Not to Treat Your Diesel Engine

Diesel engines are designed to help you when you need that extra power to do heavy lifting, go through difficult terrains, and endure all kinds of harsh conditions. Still, all of that power can quickly fade away if you don't treat your diesel engine right. To help you keep it in top shape, below you'll find a list of common mistakes regarding diesel engines and how you can stay away from them.

Call Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645 to purchase the best products to keep your diesel engine in top shape.  

Neglecting the Filter Changes

Driving around in a diesel engine with filthy fuel and air filters can mean big trouble. For starters, a clogged fuel filter won't allow the fuel to reach the engine, compromising its performance completely. Additionally, if you drive with a dirty air filter, dust and nasty particles can make their way to the engine and damage it. To avoid these scenarios, change the air and fuel filters regularly.

Forgetting About Its Oil Replacements

You probably can't imagine the amount of stress your diesel engine goes through in order to provide the power you need from it. It's so intense that if it weren't for the lubrication and protection the oil offers, it would fall apart fast. Nonetheless, for the oil to do its job, it should be replaced with some regularity (along with the oil filter). Don't make the mistake of forgetting this if you want a strong engine for longer.

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Disregarding Its Fluids

While the engine is probably the most important component in your vehicle, there are other systems that are instrumental to its performance as well; for instance, the transmission system and the cooling system. Like the engine, those systems also need fluids in order to do their job, so be sure to pay attention to them and replace them as needed.

Driving with a Cold Engine

Allowing your diesel engine to run cold is like doing an intense workout routine without warming up first. Especially during chillier days, the coldness will make the vehicle's fluids thicker, meaning they won't be able to coat the components as quickly as they normally would. To correct this, allow your vehicle to warm up before you start driving it (look at the temperature gauge to know when you're good to go).

Failing to Take It to a Mechanic

A professional mechanic can be your best friend if you want your diesel engine to continue performing smooth and powerful for a longer period of time. That's why you shouldn't neglect your vehicle's professional inspections, as doing so can only lead to a shorter lifespan. Instead, schedule regular visits to a reliable and professional mechanic, so they can evaluate, fix, and maintain your diesel engine properly.

Browse AMSOIL's online shop to find products that will help you save time and money on your diesel engine's maintenance

Overlooking It in General

Another common mistake people make with their diesel engine is thinking they don't need to pay much attention to it, especially if they're taking it to a mechanic regularly. However, this couldn't be farther away from the truth: if you want to be a responsible owner, you absolutely need to be mindful of it. That's why, you should listen for unusual sounds, take note of any weird behavior, and check the signs on the dashboard. If you notice any issue with your vehicle, take it in to be fixed before the problem grows out of hand.

Allowing It to Get Dirty

This last common mistake may not seem as threatening to your vehicle. In fact, there's people who prefer the muddy look for their powerful vehicles. Nonetheless, that mud, dirt, dust, trash, and other disgusting particles can do more harm than you know. Not only can they eat away at your truck's exterior, but they can also interfere with its performance and shorten its lifespan. Keeping your diesel engine clean is so important, that Truck Trend Magazine even named this as the number 1 rule to follow if you want a truck that lasts forever.

Remember to visit AMSOIL's online shop or to call Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645 to maintain your diesel engine perfectly with the best synthetic oil in Cortland County. 

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