Servicing Livermore since 1977
Across the street
from the Post Office

167 South Livermore Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550-4649
(925) 447-7281
Mon-Fri: 7:30AM-5:30PM
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Livermore Auto and Tire provides Diesel Engine Repair services to Livermore, CA, Pleasonton, CA, Dublin, CA, and other surrounding areas.
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Description of Diesel Engine Repair

Built with durability, reliability, and optimization in mind, diesel engine systems are designed to use their own compression to ignite fuel. In gasoline engines, the fuel is mixed with air, compressed by pistons, and ignited by a spark plug. The rate of compression in a diesel engine is more than three times that of a regular gasoline engine system. In a diesel engine system, the air is compressed at a high compression ratio, which introduces a great amount of heat. Following this compression, fuel is directly injected into the cylinder, where the fuel vapor is ignited. Diesel engines are built without spark plugs. Instead, diesel systems use glow plugs to start and run more efficiently in colder temperatures. Glow plugs have two heating elements that allow them to get very hot very quickly for fast starts. Turbochargers increase the compression ignition by quickly compressing the air flowing into the engine, allowing for more air to flow into the chamber. More air in the combustion chamber means more fuel can be added to the combustion process. Turbochargers provide diesel engine systems with improved efficiency, and ultimately, more miles per gallon of diesel fuel.

Benefits of Diesel Engine Repair

Your diesel engine plays a major role in your vehicle, so it is especially important that you be aware of problems and seek repairs immediately. Because diesel engines make a considerable amount of noise during normal, everyday operation, diagnosing diesel engine problems can be hard to do if you are listening in on the engine. However, there are a number of symptoms you can watch out for that indicate your diesel engine needs maintenance. A diesel engine running at lower RPMs or a hard-to-start engine are signs of low fuel pressure, but these signs may also be symptoms of an insufficient fuel supply or poor fuel quality. Allowing our staff to troubleshoot your diesel engine can help ensure that the proper repair procedures are followed to repair the engine. Every diesel engine manufacturer requires different preventive maintenance procedures, so referring to your owner’s manual will help in planning and scheduling routine maintenance services. Keeping all diesel engine components—glow plugs, fuel injectors, and turbochargers—in proper working order will increase the life of your diesel engine system while promoting overall vehicle maintenance.

Livermore Auto and Tire proudly serves the Diesel Engine Repair needs of customers in Livermore, CA, Pleasonton, CA, Dublin, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Dublin CA | Livermore CA | Pleasonton CA | and surrounding areas

Excessive Noise Diagnostic

By default, diesel engines produce a louder roar than their gas engine counterparts. However, not all loud noises are normal...

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Excessive Smoke Diagnostic

From worn cylinders and piston rings to faulty injectors and valves, there are many reasons a diesel engine may emit excessive smoke...

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Glow Plug Replacement

Glow plugs are pencil-like objects that help diesel engines start. In essence, they serve as the diesel equivalent to spark plugs...

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Hard Starting and Drivability Diagnostic

Diesel engines contain many components and small systems that, when damaged or worn, can lead to hard starting and...

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Livermore Auto And Tire Livermore Auto and Tire at 167 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore CA 94550-4649, has been serving the automotive needs of the community since 1977 with our location serving Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville. Top brands: MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich® and Uniroyal®. Tire services: computer spin/balance, flat repair, low-profile tire installation, PAX tires, road force balance, and rotations. Auto repairs: axle/CV joint/driveshaft repair; belts and hoses; brakes; cooling system/radiator; diesel engine systems; differential repair; electrical/electronic systems; starting/charging/batteries; engine diagnostics and performance; 4WD systems; heating/AC; lube/oil change; preventive maintenance; State inspection; steering and suspension; transmission; alignment; TPMS

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