You have determined your Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke engine needs to be replaced. You might be on the fence about whether you should replace the engine in your diesel, or just get a new truck. At Monument Street Auto Center in Baltimore, MD, we’re here to help.
U-joints are a small, simple component - in fact, they have changed much since the very first automobiles. However, on any vehicle with a driveshaft, its ability to move depends entirely on the u-joint being there. You’ll often hear “maybe it’s the u-joints” as a solution offered for problems with a vehicle - but what are they, what do they do, and how do you know if yours is bad? Monument Street Auto Center in Baltimore, MD has the answers.
Automatic transmissions aren’t easily understood outside of specialists like those at Monument Street Auto Center in Baltimore, MD. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a series of articles, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing, and how it works.
Your alternator is a central component on any engine. The alternator is responsible for powering anything electronic on your vehicle, including the coils that fire your spark plugs (unless it’s a diesel). At Monument Street Auto Center in Baltimore, MD, we know a bad alternator when we see one - here’s how you can spot one too.
Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At Monument Street Auto Center in Baltimore, MD, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.
Fleet cars, vans, and trucks see a lot of wear and tear. If your engine has already called it a day, then it’s obviously case closed - you need a new engine or a new vehicle. However, there are many times when an engine is about to go down, and you can get it taken care of before it kicks the bucket for good - saving you time and towing in the process.