Don't neglect your vehicles electronic systems. A small problem now can lead to a bigger problem later. A poor driving experience can often be related to a malfunctioning computer or driving controls.
A new air filter allows your vehicles engine to get clean air. The air filter prevents airborne contaminants such as dirt, dust and leaves from getting pulled in to your cars engine, which could damage it. Fuel filters are to be replaced to keep your fuel pump and engine running smoothly.
Depending upon the issue, a diesel engine will emit black, blue, or white smoke. Black smoke usually indicates fuel combustion problems. This type of smoke can be caused by a low quality fuel, a dirty air filter, an overabundance of fuel amongst, or other, similar possibilities. Blue smoke is generally related to the vehicles oil. Oil in the combustion chamber can create blue smoke as it burns. White smoke occurs when fuel is not being burned properly. If your engine is emitting smoke of any color, allow us to perform diagnostics into the actual root cause. No second guessing.
We all know tires are important to our safety getting us to and from where we need to go. Let us inspect, measure tread depth and suggest the best brands for your vehicle.
The entire brake system is inspected. Master cylinder corrosion, worn pneumatic parts, varnish build-up, busted or broken bleeder valves. Worn rotors, drums and brake lines. You and your family’s safety is always our primary concern.
We can check a lot of fluids during your oil change, but if you need a more comprehensive look, let us know!
Cold starts put a greater demand on batteries, but heat is a big factor in truck battery life. If your battery is 5 years old; ask your technician if it’s time to replace it. Ask Kling Auto and Diesel Repair if it is time to replace it.
Drive belts are essential for keeping your vehicle's electrical alternator, engine cooling, and air-conditioning systems running. Having them inspected periodically and replaced when necessary means you're less likely to experience a broken belt and the resulting vehicle breakdown. Wipers can be replaced upon inspection
Most of us don't give our air conditioning a second thought, as long as it is making cold air. This is a complex and expensive system. The refrigerant in the air conditioner contains a special oil that lubricates and cools the A/C parts. It is important to service the air conditioner because if the refrigerant leaks out, the parts don't have enough oil to protect them. This causes them to wear out faster. Replacing the old refrigerant is another benefit. Fresh refrigerant protects the air conditioning components and keeps the system operating at peak efficiently. Also, addressing early problems can save on more extensive repairs down the road.
When you replace your alternator, it’s a good idea to replace your serpentine belt at the same time. Your technician will have to remove the old belt anyway so he might as well put on a new one when he’s done. And the number-1 alternator killer is a battery that’s on its last legs; the alternator has to overwork to keep it charged.
Sensors play an important part in the fuel and air management of your engine. The MAP sensor is your friend, sensing variations in manifold pressure. It does this by employing a silicon or ceramic element that notices the pressure changes that relate to engine load, elevation, boost and any other pressure variables your ECU needs to know about to instruct your diesel to run at peak performance. If your diesel vehicle is seeing a reduction in both performance and fuel mileage, allow us to diagnose the root cause of the issue. Could be MAP sensor covered in a nasty, gooey sheet of soot, or other performance issues.
When your check engine light comes on, the trouble code is stored in the computer. Allow Kling Auto and Diesel to use our top-end scanner and diagnostic tools to read and retrieve the trouble codes.