Difference Between Gas-Powered Cars and Diesel
Diesel vehicles often get a reputation for being less fuel efficient than gasoline cars, but we say this is an unfair accusation. While both gasoline and diesel engines mix and compress fuel and air inside their cylinders, a gas engine uses a spark plug to generate the energy that keeps your car moving, while a diesel engine builds pressure in the fuel-air mixture itself to generate heat. Although diesel fuel is usually more expensive than regular gasoline, a gallon of diesel engine will take you further than a gallon of gasoline engine. Almost all car makes, including Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, and Honda, have several diesel makes, making diesel a viable option for many.
Types of Diesel Engines
If you live in or nearby Plano, Richardson, Murphy, Lucas, or Garland, you can come to Sav-Mor Automotive for all your diesel engine needs. There are several types of diesel engines different car brands use for their diesel vehicles. Ford cars will typically use Power Stroke engines. These engines have been manufactured by Ford itself since 2010; today's Power Stroke engines are known for their fuel efficiency, power and lightness. Chevrolet uses Duramax diesel engines, which feature low torque, which allows your vehicle to carry more weight, exhaust braking, and increased fuel efficiency. Cummins is a Fortune 500 company that makes state-of-the-art diesel and natural gas powered engines as well as engine parts. The Cummins engine is most commonly seen in the Dodge Ram, but can be found in other vehicles as well.
How do I know if my car needs a diesel service?
Whether you have a Power Stroke, Duramax, Cummins, or other diesel engine, we at Sav-Mor Automotive in Plano can perform a diesel service for you. As durable as diesel engines are built to be, parts of the engine can sometimes break down. Some common signs that something is wrong with your diesel engine include:
- Your engine won't start or is hard to start.
This typically indicates low compression or problems with fuel delivery. It’s normal for a diesel engine to crank up a bit when started, but it should not be extremely difficult to get the engine running.
- There is noise coming from your vehicle.
If you notice that noise is inconsistent or there is a knocking sort of sound in the engine, there is probably an issue with your fuel injectors. You will probably experience reduced performance until you have the issue repaired.
- There is black or white smoke coming out of your vehicle.
Whatever issues you are having with your diesel engine, you can bring your car to Sav-Mor Automotive in Collin County.
Diesel Repair Shop Serving Plano and Beyond
We at Sav-Mor Automotive have been serving communities in the 75074 zip code and surrounding areas since 1963 and specialize in Power Stroke repair, Duramax repair, Cummins repair and so much more. Our owner Brennan takes pride in providing top-quality customer service everyday. Here's why you should choose us:
- We have 80 five-star reviews from plenty of satisfied customers.
- We work with a variety of groups, including Boy Scouts, the University of Texas - Dallas, and Living For Zachary, to help and build a community that we and our neighbors are proud to be a part of.
- All our services come with a 36 month/36,000 mile warranty.
- We have a shuttle service available if your car is in our shop for an extended period of time.
- We have a comfortable waiting area with free WiFi, drinks, and snacks.
In addition to diesel service and repair, we also offer services in high performance diesel upgrades, diesel engine conversion, exhaust repair, timing belt replacement, and more. If you are in Plano, Richardson or surrounding areas, feel free to give us a call at 972-696-7319 or schedule an appointment online with us at https://www.sav-morautomotive.com/appointments today! Sav-Mor Automotive: Family owned and operated since 1963.