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Simple Diesel Maintenance Tips

Diesel trucks are an excellent vehicle choice if you’re planning to tow and put a lot of miles on your vehicle. Maintaining a diesel truck doesn’t require any more work than a regular gas truck; however, if you want to get the most of your diesel engine it’s important to perform routine upkeep.

Here are some simple tips for maintaining your diesel truck.

Change Filters

Many people overlook this important maintenance item simply because it slips their mind. Just as the filter in your home effects the air you breathe, the air filter in your truck provides proper air flow and improves gas mileage and engine performance.

The fuel filter in your truck is also important to change about every 30,000 miles. As the name implies, the fuel filter filters the diesel fuel as it comes through the truck. This is important because it filters out impurities that could harm the engine …


Simple Maintenance Tips for Your New Car

Modern cars need far less maintenance than older models, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t invest a little time and effort in ensuring that your vehicle looks its best and performs as well as it can.

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Even if you don’t know one end of a silicone hose from another, here are some top tips on simple car maintenance that won’t take up too much time or effort but can really pay dividends in the long term.

Engine Oil


You should try to do this at least once a month and more if you notice any sort of leak or that you are having to add more oil regularly. When you do it, make sure that your car is on level ground so that your dipstick reading is accurate, and make sure that you don’t overfill the tank.

Tyre Pressure

This is essential to keep you safe as …


Wearing the maintenance of your car

Typically, much cheaper carry out daily car maintenance to forget about it until waver. Brake fluid, oil, timing belt … are elements with a specific useful life; replace them early can save us a lot of money.

Better safe: this maxim is valid for almost everything in this life and the car is part of our daily lives, so it is not exempt from meeting the saying. We all know that we must change the oil, the wheels … but other elements are not so obvious and yet, replace them is equally important.

The tips I’ll give below are general; the ideal is that you check the manual for your car or maintenance (also called service book), which will be specified plans and sometimes a “check list”with the points that we need to review and how often we do it.

The first thing to know is that some components of …