Engines

  • An Engine Upgrade for Your Vehicle

    performance engine

    It may be time to retire your old engine, or perhaps you’re looking to boost your vehicle’s performance. Either way, you need a high-performance engine installed, and you need it done right. From bolt-in crate engines to professionally modified motors, Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine has a team of expert mechanics you can trust to do the quality job you’re searching for. We specialize in custom builds for high-performance automobiles.

  • Avoid Retiring Your Fleet With These Engine Options

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    If you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck, there’s a lot that factors into having a major repair done on one of your vehicles. At Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL, we’re here to help you make the right choice.

  • Cavitation - How Air Bubbles Destroy Diesel Engines

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    At Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL, our objective is to keep your diesel truck on the road, where it belongs. Whether it’s maintenance, repair, or information that keeps you from needing a repair, we do our best to keep you informed on how to best take care of your diesel truck. Cavitation is a leading killer of diesel engines. It’s an interesting process, albeit an expensive one if your diesel engine is a victim of cavitation. From our team here at Sargeant Service Center, here's what you should look out for:

  • Check Engine Light Staring You in the Eye? Here's Why You Should Pay Attention

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    There’s a huge percentage of vehicle on the road, right now, with the check engine light illuminated. Many of them have had it on for years, even. Frequently, a check engine light will illuminate, but pose no immediate problems, so people just get used to it and learn to live with it being on. However, Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL would like you to know that it’s worth having it looked into. Typically, the problem can be diagnosed by simply plugging your car into our computer; the vehicle gives us a code, and we know what the problem is immediately.

  • Coolant Leaks - What to Watch Out For, and How to Find Them

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    Coolant leaks can be a pain - they’re elusive and have a lot of damage potential. Fortunately, at Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL, our technicians know exactly how to diagnose and repair a coolant leak, no matter where it is. Knowing more about where these coolant leaks appear and why they're a problem will help you to recognize a problem and get it repaired before it does further damage.

  • Coolant: When to Check It and When to Change It

    Coolant in a vehicle

    Coolant is vital to your engine. Without the right type, amount, and proper circulation of coolant, your engine won’t last long. How do you know when it’s time to check it or replace it? Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL has the answers.

  • Diesel Fuel Systems - What Could go Wrong?

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    Diesel engines are known for their reliability - that’s probably at least partially why you bought one. However, like all things, diesels and their components wear out eventually. Fortunately, the technicians at Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL have you covered. Here are some fuel system issues to watch out for.

  • 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 Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL, we can help you determine if your torque converter is right for the job you need to be done. 

  • Do You Have a Catalytic Converter Issue?

    catalytic converter

    Regular maintenance checks of your vehicle will help you avoid a catalytic converter that looks like this resulting in large repair costs which is what our team here at Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine want to avoid at all costs! We feel that every customer has a need to know what repairs are in their future and exactly how to budget for them if need be so we check your vehicle thoroughly and keep you informed.

    There are several indicators that your catalytic converter isn't functioning at maximum capacity such as:

  • Engine Options for Your Diesel

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    The engine in your Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel pickup is the heart and soul of your truck. At Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL, we repair, rebuild, and replace engines with quality parts and builds, keeping your truck on the road for years to come.

  • Extending the Life of Your Engine

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    An engine can last anywhere from 50 to 500,000 miles depending mostly on how well you maintain it. While some engines are certainly more reliable than others, all of them depend on maintenance to fulfill their greatest potential. Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL has provided for you some of the determining factors of engine lifespan, to help you make sure your engine lasts as long as it possibly can.

  • Give Your Car that Extra Boost with a Performance Engine

    engine

    It may be time to retire your old engine, or perhaps you’re looking to boost your vehicle’s performance. Either way, you need a high-performance engine installed, and you need it done right. From bolt-in crate engines to professionally modified motors, Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine has a team of expert mechanics you can trust to do the quality job you’re searching for. We specialize in engine repair and replacement for high-performance automobiles like Porsche, Audi, BMW, VW, and Subaru.

  • Has Your Engine Left You Stranded?

    engine

    If your car, truck or SUV is experiencing engine issues and you are concerned about having to purchase a new vehicle, our technicians at Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine have an answer that will save you money and help you maintain the value of your vehicle. Today's vehicles cost more than they ever did and you typically have a loan for a much longer time period - yet the warranty it seems stays relatively short!

    Here, we believe in treating your vehicle as if it were ours and if your engine is not reliable we can replace it with a JASPER replacement engine with a nationwide parts and labor warranty! It is what we would do with our car, truck or SUV instead of trading it for a higher payment or a vehicle we didn't like as much as what we had!

  • How Do I Know Whether To Replace My Engine?

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    If your car, truck or SUV is experiencing major engine issues, the technicians at Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL have you covered. Do you hear the engine knocking when it decides to start? Is there smoke pouring from your truck’s exhaust pipe? Whether you’re burning oil, your engine is on its last leg, or has simply given up altogether, we can help. And if you’re not sure what you need, we can help with that too.

  • How Does Your Turbo Work?

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    Your turbocharger will work in essentially the same way, whether you drive a Powerstroke, Cummins, or Duramax diesel pickup. While there are differences in designs and applications, turbos haven’t changed all that much over the past century. Now that you know what one is made of, we’ll look at how it works.

  • How to maintain your turbocharger correctly.

    Turbo Charger at Jasper Engines Factory

    The turbocharger on your diesel is a precision-engineered component that requires proper maintenance to ensure it meets your needs and performs every time you get behind the wheel - no matter what the task is.  Here at Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL, our team is the perfect choice to ensure that the turbocharger on your diesel is always working at optimum capacity with no problems as our diesel technicians are simply the best plus when you are running tens or even hundreds of thousands of RPMs, keeping everything in good shape is absolutely necessary. Fortunately, we have exactly what you need!

  • How To Properly Maintain Your Truck's Engine

    At Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL, we understand that maintenance is the difference between a truck that makes it to the million-mile mark and a truck that doesn’t come close. Here are some tips to keep your truck in shape for many miles to come.

  • If you see steam, pull over!

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    Something will go wrong with your car, truck, or SUV eventually. The important thing is knowing what to do, and how to deal with it. Just knowing what to do in a situation often means the difference between a quick repair and thousands of dollars worth of work. If you see steam coming from under the hood, it’s important to deal with it appropriately and quickly. Here’s what’s going on, and what to do, from Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL.

  • Is It Time To Replace Your Engine?

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    At Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL, we know replacing an entire engine can be a tough call to make - that’s why we’re here to help you make an expert decision on the matter.

  • Is it time to replace your engine?

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    At Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL, we know it isn’t always easy deciding what to do next when it comes to major engine repairs. Fortunately, that’s what we’re here for - to help you make the best decision for your situation.

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