Diesel Repair

  • Quality Work or Quality Product - You Can Have Both

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    Once you’ve settled on an engine, the last thing you want to do is cut corners on the final steps. At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we understand the importance of your investment.

  • Should You be Running an Auxiliary Oil Cooler?

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    If you’re running a truck (or trucks) without an auxiliary oil cooler, it may be something you want to consider. Here’s some information on auxiliary oil coolers, what they are, and why they’re a great upgrade, from South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD.

  • Steering and Suspension for Your Truck

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    Whether your diesel pickup is a Dodge, Chevrolet, or Ford, it’s undoubtedly a well-made, heavy-duty machine. However, when an issue does arise, trust South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown to keep you on the road.

  • Time to Replace Your Diesel Engine? Let's Explore Your Options

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    Whether you drive a Chevy, Dodge, or Ford diesel truck, there are a variety of options out there for a replacement engine. Depending on your truck's worth, it may depend on the type of engine and the amount of money you want to put into it. You can purchase a used, rebuilt, remanufactured, or even new diesel engine to replace your old. At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we’re here to help you choose the right one. 

  • Undercoating Your Truck - Why is it a Good Idea?

    truck on lift in shop At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we’re all for additions that make your trucks last longer and work better. Here’s some info on the benefits of undercoating, and why you might want to consider it for your truck.
  • Water in your floorboard? We can help!

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    Leaks and drips that get the interior of your vehicle wet are definitely an inconvenience. Sitting water promotes rust, bad smells, and can ruin your carpet. Furthermore, the water often seems to come from seemingly nowhere, adding to the frustration. From South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, here are some of the leading causes of water on your floor, and what you can do about it.

  • What Is an ASE Certified Technician?

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    Whether you drive a Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel pickup, maintenance and repair performed the correct way is a huge part of keeping you on the road. At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we use ASE certified technicians to make sure you get the best service in the industry.

  • What To Do When Your Brakes Break

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    Your pickup truck is heavy and hard working, whether it’s a Chevy, Ford, or Dodge. If you add towing to the mix, it’s even heavier and has to work harder. Your brakes are one of the most wear and tear prone systems on your diesel pickup, but at South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we can help you keep yours in good shape.

  • What's So Great About Performance Chips?

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    Performance chip installation is one of the perks of diesel truck ownership. At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, our mechanics can professionally tune and install a chip for any application, whether you drive a Cummins, Powerstroke, Duramax, or otherwise.

  • When Do I Need A Heavy Duty Torque Converter?

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    If you drive a lightweight car, truck, or SUV, the torque converter you have installed is probably just fine. For those of you with more heavy-duty applications, like high horsepower setups or towing rigs, the stock converter may not be enough. At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we can help you determine if your torque converter is right for the job you need to be done. 

  • When is it Time for New Brake Pads?

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    Brake pads are important - you don’t need them to go, but you do need them to stop. At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we like to keep your vehicle stopping exactly as it should - it’s less dangerous, and it keeps insurance premiums low. So, how do you know if your brake pads are going bad? How do they work? What even are they? We’ve got the answers!

  • Why Are Oil Tests Important?

    mechanic holding oil stick over vehicle Changing the oil in big trucks and commercial vehicles is an expensive, but necessary, part of keeping your vehicles going. You don’t want to wait until it’s too late to change your oil, but changing it too early can be a waste of time and money. Having your oil tested regularly helps us to hone in on exactly how often your oil needs to be changed, to optimize reliability and efficiency.
  • Why don’t my brake lights work?

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    If your brake lights are giving you trouble, it’s something you want to get fixed. It’s a safety hazard, and you might also get a ticket out of it. Why aren’t they working, and what can you do about it? South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD has the answers.

  • Your Diesel's Tire Guide

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    Whether you drive a Ford, Chevy, or Ram diesel truck, your tires are an important aspect of the way your truck performs. At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we’re here to keep you in the loop on what type of tires are out there for you, and what your tires say about the condition of your truck.

  • Your engine has trouble starting - is the starter bad?

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    When a vehicle has trouble starting, many people initially blame the starter. What is the starter, and how do you know if yours has called it quits? At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we want to keep you informed and telling you what to look for will prevent further damage when issues arise. The starter is essentially just an electric motor; a gear at the end of that electric motor engages the flywheel, which turns the engine over, allowing it to start. How do you know if yours is failing?

  • Your Fuel System is Experiencing Issues - What Should You Do About It?

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    If there’s an issue with your diesel fuel system, the most important thing to remember is to fix it sooner rather than later. With gas engines, you can often power through a fuel issue for quite some time - they’re irritating, but not often permanently damaging.

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