Large diesel engines, such as those in Class 8 trucks, could last a million miles or even more as long as you keep up with preventative maintenance and diesel repairs. The diesel engines in pickup trucks generally last 300,000 to 500,000 miles, but could edge up toward that million-mile mark if the truck owner keeps to a strict preventative maintenance schedule.
Mevert Automotive & Tire Center in Steeleville IL provides diesel repair, including Cummins diesel repair and preventative maintenance. Contact the shop at (619) 965-9609 for an appointment for diesel repair or preventative maintenance. Mevert Automotive & Tire Center is conveniently located at 1014 West Broadway, Steeleville IL 62288.
Diesel engines require preventative maintenance to keep them running properly. In addition to the regular preventative maintenance that you would expect, you must also ensure to keep the DEF system maintained, including cleaning the DEF filter.
Because diesel engines often idle for many hours, preventative maintenance is even more important. Whether you let your truck idle while loading or while between driving spurts at construction sites or while waiting to hook up a vehicle on a tow truck, diesel engines spend a lot of time at idle. While many people believe that idling isn’t putting a load on the engine so it doesn’t wear it out, the internal components are still moving at about 500 to 600 revolutions per minute. Idling a diesel engine for an hour is about the same as driving 30 miles.
When you are determining whether you need preventative maintenance, you can divide the number of miles on the odometer by the number of hours shown on the hour meter. Use that number instead of the actual number on the odometer to determine maintenance intervals by miles.
Preventative maintenance includes:
Keeping up with maintenance, especially fluid flushes and changes, can significantly increase the number of miles you’ll get on your diesel truck.
When you need diesel repairs, it’s often hard to find Cummins diesel repair shops you can trust. Mevert Automotive and Tire Center in Steeleville IL works on Cummins, Powerstroke, and Duramax engines. When you need to get back on the road quickly, our certified diesel repair technicians can complete many jobs in one to two days and get you back on the road.
Some of the repairs we provide include:
When you need repairs, whether on a diesel pickup truck or a Class 8 vehicle, be sure to get your vehicle in as soon as possible. The sooner you do the repair, the less it will cause wear and tear on related components and the more miles you’ll get on your vehicle.
When you want to increase the possibility of getting hundreds of thousands of miles or even hit that million-mile mark, keep up with preventative maintenance and repairs. Mevert Automotive and Tire Center’s experienced auto technicians use quality parts and ensure the repairs are done correctly – the first time.
Contact the shop at (619) 965-9609 for an appointment for diesel repair or preventative maintenance. Mevert Automotive & Tire Center is conveniently located at 1014 West Broadway, Steeleville IL 62288.