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Maintaining Your Replacement Engine - How to Keep it Running Strong

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Once you’ve got your fleet vehicle or commercial truck back on the road, it’s important to take the proper steps to keep it that way. At Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL we have you covered. Sometimes engines just wear out - but there’s a good chance your last engine took a turn for the worst as a result of maintenance issues that went unnoticed or weren’t taken care of in time. 

Oil changes - Have the oil changed in your vehicle on time, every time. With fleet vehicles, this can mean pretty often, giving the ground most of them cover. Prevent sludge buildup and lubrication issues by tracking and keeping up with oil changes, as recommended by your technician. We will recommend intervals and oil types based on what type of work the vehicle does, mileage, condition, etc.

Fuel issues - Keep an eye out for misfires and fuel issues. A leaky injector can wash out a cylinder in no time, ruining an otherwise good engine. If your truck takes an excessive amount of time to start or warm-up, it’s worth looking into. With the right equipment and know-how, a professional technician will diagnose, repair, and clean any sort of fuel system malfunction you might be experiencing.

Ducting - Watch out for leaks in the air passageways between the air filter and the turbo or intake. If a tear or crack develops, it’ll allow air to be sucked into the engine, which will ruin a cylinder wall or turbo in short order. Keep debris out of the engine and avoid extensive damage by keeping your hoses and ducts in good shape.

Maintenance prevents inconveniences and unnecessary expenses - plus, your warranty may depend on it. If an issue results from neglect on your part, it may not be covered, depending on where you got your engine. These are just a few examples of many, but they give you an idea of the importance of keeping up with maintenance and repair. For the best fleet and commercial service shop in St Augustine, FL, call or stop by Sargeant Service Center today.



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