When it comes to most vehicles, you’re going to be making a choice between a diesel engine or a petrol engine. Choosing a diesel engine comes with a host of benefits, but it also typically requires slightly different maintenance than your average petrol engine. Clients will typically have concerns regarding the overall costs of servicing a diesel vehicle against a petrol one.
Do diesel cars need more maintenance?
In some instances, diesel engines may need more frequent oil and fuel filter changes, but for the most part, diesel engines can follow a similar maintenance schedule as their petrol equivalents.
How often should diesel injectors be replaced?
The fuel injection system is a critical component of every diesel engine, so it is one of the main areas of focus when completing regular maintenance on your vehicle. If your injectors are clogged or damaged, you will begin to notice changes in the power of your engine. You may also have trouble starting your engine or experience misfires while driving. The lifespan of a quality diesel fuel injector is around 150 000km, and this should be inspected during your regular service interval.
Why is diesel engine maintenance important?
Diesel cars use combustion to generate power. This means that they are operating at high pressures at all times. As a result of this process, many components of a diesel engine are often operating at a very high temperature as well. Over time, this constant exposure to heat may cause wear and tear, and without regular maintenance by trained professionals, your vehicle could wear out prematurely.
Rhodeside Auto Tune is dedicated to providing the best service options at cost-effective rates. Get in touch with us today at (08) 9457 1776 to book your diesel car in for a service.