Powerstroke diesel trucks are built to last a long time. However, you still have to maintain them, or they won’t last.
Regular service not only keeps your Powerstroke diesel in good working order but also allows our techs to look for upcoming problems. This way, we can check them off before they leave you stranded.
When you need Powerstroke service and diesel repair, contact Mevert Automotive & Tire Center in Steeleville, IL for an appointment.
What Services Does Powerstroke Diesel Require?
As with any other vehicle, a Powerstroke diesel needs regular service. If you use your truck for heavy-duty work, you need those services more often. The manufacturer has a different schedule for those who use their trucks under severe driving conditions.
What Are Severe Driving Conditions?
Severe driving conditions put a strain on vehicles if that is most of the driving done.
Examples of severe driving conditions include:
- Driving in the mountains
- Mostly highway driving
- Driving on a lot of gravel roads
- Driving in excessive heat and cold
To keep diesel repair to a minimum, and based on the manufacturer’s recommendations, you can bring your vehicle to Mevert Automotive & Tire Center in Steeleville, IL.
What Are Powerstroke Service Recommendations?
Every vehicle manufacturer has vehicle service recommendations. Some may void a warranty if you do not have your vehicle serviced as recommended.
Standard Service Recommendations
If you do not drive under severe conditions most of the time, bring your Powerstroke diesel into Mevert Automotive & Tire Center when you reach:
- 5,000 miles for the oil and filter change, and to check and lubricate the automatic transmission shift linkage and clutch release lever
- 15,000 miles for the fuel filter or when the filter restriction lamp lights up
- 30,000 miles to replace the air filter or when the restriction gauge is in the red zone
- 30,000 miles for a cooling system flush, flush the automatic transmission fluid, and change the transmission filter
- 60,000 miles to replace the manual transmission fluid
- 60,000 miles to replace the transfer case fluid
- 99,000 miles to change the front and/or rear differential fluid (If the differentials were submerged in water, replace the fluid immediately.)
Severe Service Recommendations
If you drive in severe conditions more than half of the time, bring your Powerstroke in for service when you reach:
- 3,000 miles for oil and filter changes
- 15,000 miles for fuel filter changes
- 30,000 miles or 36 months for air filter changes (but you need to check the filters every 3,000 miles)
- 30,000 miles to flush the cooling system
- 21,000 miles to flush the transmission
- 6,000 miles to check and lubricate the automatic transmission shift linkage
- 15,000 miles to check and lubricate the clutch release lever
- 60,000 miles to change the manual transmission fluid and the transfer case fluid
- 30,000 miles to change the front and/or rear differential fluid (However, if the differential was submerged in water, change the fluid immediately.)
Contact Mevert Automotive & Tire Center in Steeleville, IL
If your Powerstroke diesel breaks down or needs service or repair, contact Mevert Automotive & Tire Center in Steeleville, IL for an appointment.